Bacon Burgers with Fried Eggs


  •  1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup basil pesto
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • 8 lean slices of bacon, cooked until crisp and drained
  • 2 TBS canola oil
  • 4 large eggs

This recipe may not fall into the “healthy” category, but it has an honored place on my favorite burger recipes! If you feel like splurging on an extreme burger, here’s your chance.


Mix together the mayonnaise and pesto, season with salt and pepper, and set aside

Season the beef with salt and pepper and shape the meat into four patties.

Preheat the grill to medium hot. Grill the patties for 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until they reach the desired degree of doneness.

Spread a generous tablespoon of the pesto mayonnaise on the bottom halves of the hamburger buns and lay two slices of bacon on each bun. Put a burger on top of the bacon.

Heat the oil in a medium saute pan over medium-high heat and when shimmering, cook the patties for about 4 minutes on each side or until just cooked through. Just before lifting the burgers from the pan, top each with a slice of cheese and let it melt.