These burgers resemble a delicious breakfast, only in the form of a juicy burger for lunch or dinner, or breakfast, if you dare. The bacon adds a smoky flavor to the burger with every bite and the rich, creamy egg yolk soaks into the toasted English muffin, making a perfect combo. Processing the bacon and the ground beef in the Marinade Express helps to reduce the fat content and free radicals, and creates a succulent burger.
Beef, Bacon, and Egg Burgers
Adapted from Real Simple Magazine
Hands-on Time 20 minutes; Total Time 30 Minutes
2 packets of unflavored Marinade Express Seasoning Mix
2 teaspoons grape seed oil
1 ¼ pounds ground beef chuck
4 slices bacon, prepped in the Marinade Express, then chopped
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
4 English muffins, split
4 large eggs
1 large tomato, sliced
Prep the bacon in the Marinade Express with the Unflavored Seasoning Mix for 10 minutes. Remove bacon, chop and set aside, and rinse drum.
Prep the ground beef in the Marinade Express with the Unflavored Seasoning Mix for 4 minutes. Use a cheese cloth or a mesh laundry wash bag (sounds strange but it really helps the ground beef to not fall apart during the rotations). Squeeze out the excess water, remove from cheese cloth or mesh bag.
Gently mix together the beef, bacon, and ½ teaspoon salt and pepper with your hands until mixed well. Form the beef mixture into four ¾ inch-thick patties. Use your finger to make a shallow well in the top of each patty (this will prevent over-plumping during cooking).
Grill the burgers on medium-high heat for 5-8 minutes on each side. Grill the split English muffins, split-side down, until toasted, 10 to 20 seconds.
Meanwhile, while burgers are grilling heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet on the stove top over medium-low heat. Crack the eggs into the skillet and cook, covered for 2 to 3 minutes for slightly runny yolks. Season with salt and pepper.
Stack the tomato slices, burgers, and eggs between the muffins. Enjoy!