Egg in a basket – Burger edition 🍔

This breakfast dish started with me wanting to make classic eggs in a basket/hole then thought why not add a burger to the mix, one thing lead to another and here we are now 🙂

This is still ‘technically’ considered an egg in a basket, only the basket is a double burger with bacon & cheese!

This is a pretty simple recipe, although cooking the top burgers can be a bit tricky..

First off, season your ground beef to your preference, I usually just go with salt, pepper, garlic powder & a little onion powder.

Then start forming the beef into 4 patties with your hands or using a cookie cutter. Make a hole in 2 of them, but not too close to the edges so it holds while cooking. I stored that extra beef I removed to make mini burgers later, or you ca divide on the 4 patties also if you like thicker burgers.

Let patties chill in the fridge for a few minutes, and start working on the buns!

Melt some butter, and start greasing your burger buns to get them all nice & toasted (I added a pinch of garlic powder too, optional).

Heat a saucepan and start roasting the bread till golden, then set aside.

Now to the first of two toppings, the bacon! Slice it into thin strips and fry them in the same saucepan after adding a little oil, then let them rest on a paper/kitchen towel.

Bring out your patties, heat a griddle/saucepan on high heat (needs to be hot before adding the patties). Brush pan with a little oil & start cooking the patties with a hole first. Cook for 2-3 minutes (until edges start to brown) then flip for the same amount of time.

In the same griddle, cook the 2 other whole patties to your liking, add Swiss cheese (or cheddar) after flipping them so it melts as it finishes cooking. You can cover the griddle the last 30 seconds to melt the cheese quicker and not have to overcook your patties.

Finally, fry 2 eggs (separately), you can set your cooked patties aside or in an oven/toaster to keep warm as you cook the eggs, unless you can do that all in parallel 🙂

Now you’re almost done, start layering! Start with the bacon right on the bottom buttered & toasted bun, bacon, whole patty already topped with melted cheese, fried egg, burger patty with whole (carefully so you don’t break the yolk) and finally the top bun which should not be touching or breaking your egg yolk!

Serve with a side of salad, fries or stir-fried mushrooms!


  • 2 buns
  • 1/2 kilo ground beef
  • 3 slices bacon (cut into 6 strips)
  • 2 large slices of Swiss/Cheddar cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp butter (to toast bread)
  • Vegetable oil (to fry bacon & cook burger)
  • Burger seasoning (salt, pepper, garlic powder & onion powder)


  1. Add seasoning ingredients to the ground beef and mix with your hands to equally season it.
  2. Divide into 4 patties with your hands or cookie cutter.
  3. Make a hole in 2 of the patties using a medium/large cookie cutter that’ll easily lay over an egg yolk, and let chill in the fridge as you finish the rest.
  4. Extra beef removed can be added to all 4 patties for a thicker burger or stored for later use.
  5. Slice buns and brush them with melted/soft butter and toast them in a pre-heated saucepan, then set aside.
  6. Fry bacon 1-2 minutes per side on medium high heat, and let rest on paper towels.
  7. Take out the patties & start cooking them on a griddle lightly greased with oil.
  8. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side or until edges start to brown, adding the Swiss cheese on the whole patties right after flipping to cook the uncooked side.
  9. Set cooked burger patties aside & fry 2 eggs separately (sunny side-up).
  10. Begin layering your sandwich, starting with the bacon on the bottom bun, whole patties with melted cheese, egg, patty with hole and top bun!
  11. Serve with your choice of side, salad, fries or stir-fried mushrooms!


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