Thanks to our friends over there at Cooking Professionally, we have something else delicious for you. Some genius somewhere once realized there was a way to justify eating a hamburger for breakfast: all you need are the right toppings!

Breakfast Burgers take succulent and savory patties and top them with all the breakfast classics—crispy hash browns, salty bacon, runny fried eggs, and of course, sharp cheddar cheese. Everything gets piled artfully on an English muffin and then its ready to wow your taste buds and get you fueled up for your exciting day. Although how much more exciting can it get than starting your morning with Breakfast Burgers?

Time: 50 minutes

Yield: 6 servings


For the burger:

  • 1 pound high-fat beef mince, at room temperature
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • olive oil, to taste
  • 6 slices cheddar
  • 6 English muffins, halved

For the hash browns:

  • 3 tablespoons butter, plus more to taste
  • 2 medium white potatoes, grated, with the moisture squeezed out
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste

For the smashed avocado:

  • 2 small avocados, peeled, seeds removed
  • extra-virgin olive oil, to taste
  • lemon juice, to taste
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste

For topping:

  • 6 tablespoons sriracha mayo
  • 6 medium eggs, fried with runny yolks
  • 12 single slices smoked streaky bacon, thin-cut, cooked

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Step 1 – Divide the beef into six portions and gently mold each portion into equal-sized burger patties.

Step 2 – Push down on the center of each of the patties to make a mini dome shape.

Step 3 – Generously season one side of each of the patties with the salt and the pepper.

Step 4 – In a pan over medium-high heat, heat the olive oil.

Step 5 – Add three of the patties to the oil, seasoned-side down.

Step 6 – Generously season the other side of the patties with the salt and the pepper and allow the patties to fry, about 3-4 minutes.

Step 7 – Flip the patties, top them with the cheese slices, and cook until the internal temperature reaches 125 degrees F for medium-rare, about 1-2 minutes. Repeat the cooking process with the remaining patties.

Step 8 – Toast the muffins in the remaining burger fat or in a toaster.

Step 9 – While the patties are frying, add the butter to another pan.

Step 10 – Add the grated potatoes to the butter and fry, stirring frequently and breaking up the potatoes, until they begin to brown.

Step 11 – Add the onion powder, the garlic powder, the salt, and the pepper to the potatoes.

Step 12 – Fry the potatoes, adding more of the butter, until they are golden and crispy. Set aside.

Step 13 – Scoop the flesh from the avocados into a bowl and gently smash with a fork.

Step 14 – Stir the extra-virgin olive oil, the lemon juice, the salt, and the pepper into the smashed avocado.

Step 15 – Place the bottom half of a toasted muffin on a plate, then top with the sriracha mayonnaise, the hash browns, the smashed avocado, the burger, the egg, the bacon, and the top half of the toasted muffin. Repeat for the remaining ingredients.

Step 16 – Serve.