Dinner Tonight: Fried Egg Burgers

Before we get to dinner, let me say congratulations Mandi Langton for winning the $100 Target gift card!  Email me Mandi, and I’ll mail it to you! mixandmatchmama@yahoo.com
You think this is weird, right?  A fried egg on top of a burger?  I know…stay with me here…
In Europe, you’ll often find fried eggs on top of burgers and sandwiches.  It’s very, very popular.  So, the other day, hubs asked if we could try a fried egg burger at home…I said yes but wasn’t sure if it would be a popular blog post or not…then that afternoon, I was reading my Shape magazine and they featured a fried egg burger!!  I was so excited!  They called it a Great Britain Burger (in honor of the Olympics) and it confirmed in my heart that others would love a fried egg burger too.  We really, really enjoyed it.  Weird, yes.  Delicious, yes!
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1 pound ground beef
2 tablespoons steak seasoning (or whatever seasoning blend you have that pairs nicely with beef)
1 onion, sliced
1 egg per person (this recipe should make 4 burgers)
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
Salt and Pepper
Burger Buns
Preheat your outdoor grill or indoor grill pan to medium-high. In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine ground beef with steak seasoning.  Divide ground beef mixture into 4 burger patties. Grill about 6 minutes each side.
Meanwhile, heat a little EVOO in a skillet and saute your onions until nice and caramelized (about 10 minutes total).
Once your burgers are about done, take your eggs and crack them right into a large skillet  with a little EVOO in it over medium heat.  Sprinkle some S&P in.  Flip the eggs after about 2 minutes and let them cook another 2 minutes on the other side with a little more S&P.
Take each bun and top it with one burger patty, some onions and one fried egg.  Serve with some ketchup on the side.
I kept the burgers super simple because I wanted the focus to be on the egg and not fancy seasonings in the burger.  Try this.  This is a man’s kind of meal (or a girl with an awesome appetite!).  I think this will surprise you.

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  • Maureen W. (Maryland) August 29, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    I don't know if you have a Red Robin ("gourmet" burger place) near you, but they have a version of this, called the "Royal Red Robin" on their menu. I gave my husband the side eye when he tried it, but he loved it. Thanks for the reminder — I never thought to make him one of these at home. He'll love the surprise.

  • Sarah Tucker August 29, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    This is so funny that you mention this. My husband has been getting a fried egg on his burger for about a year now. He tried it at Red Robin and loved it! Just the other night at Burger Girl in Frisco he added on a fried egg to his cheeseburger and my dad looked at him like he was nuts! I have yet to try it!

  • The Whimsy One August 29, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    There's a dive joint in my home town that's been making this since 1924. It's called the "western" I have a feeling that this will be like a majority of your posts, very popular!! Congrats on one year.

  • Jody August 30, 2012 at 4:32 am

    Love this! Carter puts a fried egg on his stacked enchiladas, New Mexico style, and we love it! Will have to tell him about an egg on a burger 🙂

  • Anonymous August 31, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    There's a little hole-in-the-wall burger place in my college town and fried egg is one of their most popular toppings! I was pretty skeptical the first time I tried it, but I ended up loving it.

  • {Hi Sugarplum!} September 25, 2012 at 1:46 am

    oh yes — we're hard core fried egg on the burger people. then again, i think a fried egg is pretty much perfect food, and good on all kinds of things! we were in vancouver this spring and had the best meal of stewed pork, topped with fresh greens, then an over-easy egg…all in a skillet. We fought over it.

  • Paula June 1, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    I was looking for a burger inspiration. I have made these before. My husband LOVES these. Actually asked for them if it wasn't too much trouble. They are surprisingly good.