Eggs Benedict Burger

in Beef, Burgers & Sliders, Eggs Benedict, On the grill

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 un-leanest 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… add one

  • 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!

  • Debra


  • Susan

    Drooling over this!

  • All I can say is WOW!!

    You just blew my freaking mind.

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

  • Patti T.

    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.

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

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

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

  • Now that is a nice burger!

  • These burgers look incredible!

  • 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.

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

  • uhm, woah. In a good way.


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

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

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

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

  • RobinSpringer

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

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