Sunday, August 26, 2012

Fried Egg Stuffed Bacon Cheeseburger

This meal was inspired by a picture my wife found on Pinterest (click here to see the inspiration photo). Although I have resisted the black-hole-otherwise-known-as-Pinterest, I can't deny the seemingly infinite cooking inspiration that it provides.

The best part...what looks like a regular ole burger treats dinner guests to an "eggceptional" surprise (sorry...couldn't resist) upon reaching the fried-egg burger center.

1 lb Lean Ground Beef or Ground Turkey
5 Strips Bacon
4 Medium Eggs
4 Slices Cheese (I used smoked gouda)
1 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder

Cut bacon into small strips and pan fry until crispy. Set aside bacon.  Drain grease and wipe pan. I chose to save a couple of teaspoons worth bacon grease to fry the burgers (I said low-carb...not low-calorie!)  Mix ground meat, Worcestershire, and seasonings.  Form meat into extra large patties.  Using a small biscuit cutter or a knife, carefully cut out the center of the patty for the egg to drop in (you can add all the holed-out centers together to make another patty or just cook them as is and make slider-sized burgers.)  Carefully pick up the holy patty and drop in in the hot pan.  Cook about 30 seconds per side, then crack an egg and carefully drop it in the hole in the middle.  Cook for 1-2 minutes on each side or until the burger & egg are cooked to your preference.  If you prefer your yolk cooked harder or softer, you can add the egg earlier or later. Add the bacon strips and cheese on top and serve.  For low carb, serve naked (i.e. bunless), on a low carb tortilla, or as a lettuce wrap.

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