Eggs Benedict Burger

by Shawnda on September 9, 2012

in Beef,Burgers & Sliders,Eggs Benedict,On the grill,Sandwich, Wraps, & Quesadillas

Eggs Benedict Burger

Once a week, we have Fancy Burger Night. We take a pound of lean ground beef and try to make it the unleanest thing we’ll eat all week. And that right there, that was my husband’s latest contribution, The Eggs Benedict Burger.

It’s part breakfast, part dinner, and part 75% arterial blockage. Okay maybe it isn’t that terrible for you…

Crispy bacon, a poached egg, and a spoonful of dreamy hollandaise sauce top a plain burger. Okay, it’s definitely that terrible for you.

Eggs Benedict Burger

Crispy bacon, a poached egg, and hollandaise sauce top this dinner-meets-breakfast burger.


  • For the hollandaise sauce:
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 1 Tbsp water
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, cut into 8 pieces
  • Juice from 1/2 a lemon
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • For the burgers
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Worcestershire
  • 3 eggs, fried or poached
  • 3 slices of bacon, cooked to a crisp
  • English muffins or burger buns


  1. Heat grill to medium-high heat.
  2. In a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water, whisk egg yolks with water, whisking vigorously, until mixture thickens, about 5 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat, and stir in lemon juice.
  4. Whisk in 1-2 pieces of butter at a time until melted.
  5. Season with salt and pepper. Keep warm over the doubler boiler, whisking occasionally and adding 1-2 tsp hot water if the sauce thickens too much.
  6. Season ground beef with a pinch of salt, black pepper, and a few dashes of Worcestershire.
  7. Divide ground beef into 3 equal portions and form into a patty.
  8. Cook on the grill 4-5 minutes each side, until cooked to desired doneness.
  9. Assemble on buns and top with crispy bacon, an egg, and a spoonful of hollandaise sauce.


Yields: 3 servings

Hollandaise sauce adapted from Gourmet

Estimated time: 30 minutes


{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Maggie @ A Bitchin' Kitchen September 9, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Oh. My. Goodness.

This looks amazing! Eggs Benedict is my favorite brunch, and the idea of it on top of a burger sounds insanely good. I’ve had your avocado eggs benedict on my “to make” list for awhile, and I bet that would be great on a burger too!


2 Debra September 9, 2012 at 2:34 pm



3 Susan September 9, 2012 at 3:41 pm

Drooling over this!


4 Brooke September 9, 2012 at 6:58 pm

All I can say is WOW!!

You just blew my freaking mind.


5 Joanne September 9, 2012 at 7:32 pm

It might be THAT terrible..but it sounds pretty darn worth it. If you’re going down, at least you’re going down happy!


6 Patti T. September 9, 2012 at 8:41 pm

I swear, my husband is not happy at a burger place if he can not find a burger with an egg on it. I think he would love this.


7 Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes September 10, 2012 at 2:00 am

What an amazing idea! Love finding different ways to cook up burgers


8 Anina @ Aninas Recipes September 10, 2012 at 3:40 am

Hi, great recipe! I think my hubby would just love this. Never tried home made hollandaise though – will definitely give it a bash!


9 Rachel @ Baked by Rachel September 10, 2012 at 4:04 am

Absolutely incredible and this means you can have it for breakfast, lunch or dinner – yes?! :)


10 Kevin (Closet Cooking) September 10, 2012 at 5:24 am

Now that is a nice burger!


11 Jessica @ Portuguese Girl Cooks September 10, 2012 at 6:15 am

These burgers look incredible!


12 Christina September 10, 2012 at 8:22 am

I was just discussing hollandaise with friends! I’m going to have to try it, now. I love eggs on burgers, and I’m sure I will love it more with the sauce.


13 Katherine @ Whitehall Shop September 10, 2012 at 9:33 am

That is just about one of the most unholy burgers I have ever seen. It looks so delicious!!!


14 Amy September 11, 2012 at 1:50 pm

uhm, woah. In a good way.



15 Cara September 11, 2012 at 5:56 pm

LOVE. Both the idea of “fancy burger night” (why be normal?) and eggs on burgers. They just make everything that much better :)


16 Katherine @ eggton September 11, 2012 at 9:29 pm

Good grief, this is OFF THE HOOK.

I love the deep blue background for this photo, by the by. It’s absolutely perfect for it.


17 Kristen @bites and sights September 12, 2012 at 5:42 am

This looks ridiculous! Can’t wait to try it!!


18 Marta J September 12, 2012 at 7:39 am

Wow, such a great idea to combine two great foods into one! Thanks for sharing it, I am putting it on my list of must-try recipes.


19 master chef September 13, 2012 at 12:31 am

WOW, looks amazing :),It’s the best hamburger recipe


20 meatballs & milkshakes September 13, 2012 at 1:32 pm

Whoa….that’s pretty intense….not sure I could handle it, but I’m sure it’s a big hit!


21 RobinSpringer May 17, 2013 at 4:10 pm

This looks so great I wish I could smell it thru my monitor :)


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