I know several people who love breakfast foods so much, they often eat it for dinner. I also know several others who look for ways to make a heartier breakfast. Either way, this breakfast burger satisfies at any time of day. Here, I cut or mold everything into a 3″ round because I’m a silly perfectionist but you can make the burger less fussy without such tight size restrictions.

MMM….runny egg yolk.

bitten breakfast burger

The Breakfast Burger
~6 servings

Biscuits

  • 2 cups self-rising cake flour
  • 2 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, but into little pieces
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons heavy cream

filling

  • 6 (1/4″ thick) slices of ham
  • a few drops of vegetable oil, divided
  • 6 beef burger patties (3 1/4″ diameter, 3/4″ thick)
  • 6 eggs (small would be perfect but any size can be used)
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Instructions –

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

2. Cut butter and shortening into flour. Stir in 1/2 cup of heavy cream with a fork. Add up to 2 tablespoons more heavy cream in order to get the dough to stick together. Once the dough can be pushed together, flatten to a little more than 1/2″ thick on a well floured surface.

3. Cut with a 3″ circle cutter and place on un-greased cookie sheet. Push left-over dough together and cut into 3″ circles again. Bake for 14-16 minutes, or until lightly golden.

4. While biscuits are baking, cut ham with 3″ circle cutter. Set aside.

burger patties and ham

5. Heat a flat cast iron pan with just a wipe of oil, over medium high heat. Season burger patties and cook until just under desired doneness. Set the patties on a plate and allow to rest. This will also allow some liquid to drain so you don’t make the burger soggy later. (You can heat up the ham on the pan if you want – optional.)

6. Heat a large flat non-stick pan with a bit of oil (or non-stick spray) over low heat. Crack the eggs, keeping them whole, into the pan, spaced out and not touching if possible (or use more than 1 pan). Do not flip. Just cook until desired doneness. Remove from to cutting board. If the eggs are too big, cut with 3″ circle cutter.

cutting sunny side up egg

7. When biscuits are done, split them in half very cautiously. Place ham on the bottom piece, then burger patty, then egg, then biscuit top. Serve immediately.

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