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Breakfast Burger

A one-pan, three-meat burger on protein pancake buns with cinnamon vanilla butter or classic potato buns with sriracha mayo.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword burgers
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 burgers
Calories 340 kcal
Author Mason Woodruff

Ingredients

  • 6 oz Lean Ground Beef I used 96/4
  • 4 oz Reduced Fat Breakfast Sausage I used Jimmy Dean
  • 4 slices Center Cut Bacon
  • 4 slices American Cheese
  • 3/4 C (184g) Liquid Egg Whites or 4 whole eggs
  • 1/8 tsp Black Pepper to taste
  • 4 Potato Buns

Instructions

Breakfast Burger Patties

  1. Cut the bacon slices into thin strips and add to a large skillet or griddle over medium high heat.

    chopped bacon in a skillet
  2. Cook the bacon until crisp, about 5 minutes, before transferring to a paper towel. Drain most of the bacon grease along with it. Reduce the heat to medium. (If the remaining bacon grease is smoking, remove the pan from the heat temporarily.)

    fried bacon pieces next to a bowl of beef and breakfast sausage
  3. Add the ground beef, breakfast sausage, and cooked bacon to a bowl and mix together using your hands.

  4. Form 4 patties, about 2.75 ounces each and press flat between your palms.

    breakfast burger patties on a cutting board
  5. Add the patties to a hot skillet over medium heat. Add pepper to the top of the patties (you won't need salt due to the bacon). Cook for 4-6 minutes or until the bottoms of each patty begin to slightly char.

    breakfast burger patties in a skillet
  6. Flip the patties and cook for another 3-5 minutes until cooked through (internal temp of 165F for safety with the pork). Add the cheese slices to the top of the patties in the last 2-3 minutes to melt.

    breakfast burgers after flipping

Eggs

  1. Add the egg whites or mixture of eggs and egg whites to the skillet. Lift the sides and tilt the skillet to allow the remaining egg whites to cook. The egg whites should cook quickly (1-3 minutes).

    eggs for breakfast burgers in the skillet
  2. Fold and divide into 4 pieces for each burger. Transfer to a plate.

    egg for breakfast burgers divide into 4 pieces

Buns and Condiments

  1. Add the buns, face down, to the skillet and toast until they're golden around the edges. OR make pancakes for buns.

  2. Mix the condiment of your choice together and spread on each bun. Top that with a burger patty, egg, and any other toppings.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Breakfast Burger
Amount Per Serving (1 burger)
Calories 340 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Protein 34g68%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.