This recipe will forever be known as the burger that made Mike want to take a break from burgers. Quarter pounder burger patties, cheddar cheese, two fried eggs, and 4 slices of thick cut bacon all piled high on a brioche bun. How could a person get sick of this burger, you may ask yourself?
Let me explain.
I made the original test run of these burgers. I made three of them. I plated them, took all my pictures, and went to edit. The results were gray and dim and the burger just looked boring. I clearly did something wrong. Taste-wise, they were on point. But they need to look tasty to convince you to risk high cholesterol and make them for yourselves. And that is where I failed.
Off to the store I went for more Angus beef, cheese, bacon, and eggs.
The original burgers got wrapped in foil and shipped off with Mike for his school lunches. Let’s start a burger for lunch tally. Right now we have three days of burgers.
The next batch of burgers is what you see here. I only made two double quarter pounders this round. I like this pictures so much better. Everything looks better with a side of fries and a beer, right? This time, when packing the burgers up for mike, I divided the burger patties and turned each double into a single. So, that will bring out burger total up to…. 3 + 4 = 7. Seven days worth of burgers for Mike.
At one point he ate a burger for lunch and for dinner. I never thought I would see the day that Mike would ask for something different and a little lighter.
Ron Swanson, he is not!
If you are not familiar with Parks and Recreation, Ron Swanson is a magical, mustachioed, woodworking carnivore employed at the Parks Department in Pawnee, Indiana. In one of my favorite episodes, he asks for all the bacon and eggs at a diner. Like, for real, ALL of them. Then in another episode he enters into a burger contest. His burger is just beef. It wins. It is simple and everything that a burger should be.
With this burger, I wanted to pay proper homage to Ron Swanson. I think I did ok. I am sure I could have added more bacon, but other than that it is right up his alley.
I hope if you are grilling today, you give these babies a try!
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Ron Swanson Breakfast Burgers
- 1 Pound 80/20% Certified Angus Ground Beef
- Salt and Freshly Cracked Black Pepper
- 1 Pound Thick Cut Bacon
- 4 Eggs
- 2 Brioche Hamburger Buns
- 4 Slices of Sharp Cheddar Cheese
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil. Lay the bacon out on the foil lined sheet. Bake bacon for 12-15 minutes until crispy. Add to a paper towel lined plate to drain.
Heat a well seasoned, large cast iron skillet over high heat for 1 minute.
Section the beef into fourths. Form each fourth into a patty. Press an indent in the center so it stays flat while cooking. Season with salt and pepper.
Add two patties at a time to the hot cast iron. Cook for 3 minutes on the first side. Cook for 2 minutes on the second side. Top each patty with a slice of cheese and set off to the side.
Cook the remaining two beef patties the same way.
Add a bit of oil to a skillet. Cook the eggs until the white is no longer jiggly and translucent. Sunny side up, with a runny yolk is the preferred burger egg.
Pop the buns under the broiler for a minute to toast them.
Top the bottom bun with one patty, one egg, three slices of bacon. Then place the other patty on top with another egg and a few more slices of bacon. Cover with top bun and enjoy! Serve with fries and lots of napkins!