Making A Hamburger With Fried Egg Recipe


If you love hamburgers. I you love fried eggs. Why not a juicy hamburger topped with a fried egg? This burger recipe is real easy and makes for quick cleanup because it uses only one frying pan. There’s a secret to this hamburger, adding ice water to the ground beef is a key to juiciness. Read why.

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Number of Servings: 4 Huge Hamburgers

Fried Egg Burger Ingredients

1 1/2 Pounds ground beef (Chuck is best), 80% lean
1/3 Cup of ice water
1 Sliced onion to about 1/4″ thick
4 Eggs
4 Slices of cheese (your choice)
Hamburger buns
Your desired herbs and spices (optional)
Salt and pepper to taste


Preparation and Cooking Directions

1. Place ground beef in a large bowl. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and preferred spices. Add ice water. Hand blend without over-working the ground beef.

2. Start heating a large cast iron skillet. Spray the pan with a non-stick cooking spray. Heat to medium-high.

3. Divide ground beef mixture into 4 large balls. Then flatten into burger patties to the desired width and thickness to fit selected hamburger buns.

4. Place burger patties in preheated pan. Fry on both sides until cooked to preferred temperature. About 5-6 minutes per side to achieve medium-well to well done. Use an instant-read meat thermometer to check internal temperature. See temperature chart below. Burgers should always be eaten well done.

When burgers are done, remove and set aside..

5. Add onion slices to the same pan. Leave juices in the pan. Fry for about 3 minutes per side until golden brown. Remove from pan and set aside.

6. Crack the eggs into the same pan. Cook until the egg white is thoroughly done and the yolk is cooked to your liking. Carefully remove from pan and set aside.

7. Butter the inside sides of the top and bottom bun. Place buttered sides down in the pan until buns are heated. Remove and place on serving dish.

8. Put burgers and onions back into the pan. Just get them hot. About 30 seconds per side. Top with cheese.

9. Place the burger on the bottom half of bun. Top with onion and fried egg.

10. Fried egg hamburger is ready to enjoy.

Temperature Chart

125 Degrees F. Rare. Cool red throughout.
135 Degrees F. Medium Rare. Warm red center.
145 Degrees F. Medium. Pink with a slightly warm center.
155 Degrees F. Medium Well. Slightly Pink.
165 Degrees F. Well Done. No pink at all.

Burger Related Information

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USDA Ground Beef Safety Practices
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