This post was created in collaboration with Nellie's Free Range Eggs. While I did receive free goodies from Nellie's, all opinions, thoughts and ideas are my own.
This Eggs Benedict Burger layers in all the flavors of my favorite breakfast dish into a burger!
Despite the fact that I love getting creative with burgers, I have not posted a new burger recipe all summer! Some of my previous faves are Bacon Blue Cheese Burger, French Onion Burger, Turkey Taco Burger, & Jalapeno Turkey Burger.
My husband and I regularly attend Red Sox games (him more than me). If you follow me regularly, you already know that we are big Boston Red Sox fans. Don't believe what you read, Boston fans are not bad! I promise!
Even if you aren't a Sox fan (shame on you), it's worth a trip just to visit Fenway Park. I've visited a few ball parks across the country and Fenway is just different. It is, after all, called "America's Most Beloved Ball Park". How can you not want to visit a place with a reputation like that?
Anyway, I vowed to get some inspiration for a summertime burger while I was at Fenway Park. I mean burgers, hot dogs and sausages are classic ballpark foods.
Want to know what isn't a typical ball park food?
Right? I know!
Recently, I found out that Nellie's Free Range Eggs are the official egg of the Boston Red Sox. I wasn't sure eggs-actly (see what I did there?) what that meant so I did some research. Basically, this partnership means that Nellie's Free Range Eggs are the ONLY eggs used at Fenway.
If you aren't familiar with the Nellie's brand or are wondering why I think this is great, let me give you the skinny.
- no added hormones
- no antibiotics
- certified humane
- hens live on free-range, small family-run farms
- more nutritious eggs (just look at that deep yolk color)
After learning about this partnership, I decided to go ahead and combine Nellie's Free Range Eggs with a burger and low and behold the Eggs Benedict Burger was born.
HOW TO PREPARE EGGS BENEDICT BURGER
To start, I season the beef simply with a little steak seasoning, form into patties and pop in my air fryer. You can also grill these but I opted for the air fryer, mostly because my grill is currently on it's way out and I don't trust it to cook evenly.
While the burgers are cooking, I make the hollandaise sauce. There are a few methods for making hollandaise sauce. This recipe by Sprinkles and Sprouts is a nice easy one.
Once the burger is cooked to your liking and the hollandaise is prepared, I set those aside and quickly cook up an over-easy egg and heat up my Canadian Bacon.
Yes, I know Eggs Benedict is supposed to be made with poached eggs. Trust me, I order it every time we go out for breakfast but I think an over easy egg is just easier. Poach the eggs if you have the time. I didn't.
After all the components are ready, just layer them on a toasted English Muffin!
I like to use a little extra hollandaise sauce and dip my fries in it. Don't judge me!
Recipe below includes both Air Fryer & Grill instructions for Eggs Benedict Burger - which way will you prepare it? Comment below!
Eggs Benedict Burger
- 1 lb ground beef ground chuck preferred
- 1 T steak seasoning
- 4 eggs
- 1 T butter
- 4 slices Canadian bacon
- 4 slices cheddar cheese
- 4 English Muffins
- 1 C baby arugula or any greens blend will do
- Hollandaise sauce prepared (https://www.sprinklesandsprouts.com/hollandaise-sauce)
- In a bowl combine ground beef and steak seasoning, just until seasoning is incorporated. Form meat into 4 burger patties.
Cook the burgers by method of your choice.
- Air fryer: 370 F start with 6 minutes, check for doneness. If needed, added more time in 1-2 minute increments. Add cheese and cook until melted (30 seconds)
- Grill: Grill over medium heat for 8-10 minutes until desired temperature is reached. Add cheese and cook another minute until melted.
- While burgers are cooking heat Canadian bacon in a hot skillet just until warm. This should only take 2 minutes tops; set aside. Place butter in the same skillet over medium-low heat. Crack the eggs into the skillet. Once the whites are set, carefully flip eggs over and cook 1 more minute for an over easy egg.
- Toast the muffins in either the toaster, air fryer or grill.
Assemble burger in this order
- Bottom of English muffin
- Burger (topped with cheese)
- Canadian bacon
- Hollandaise sauce
- Top of English Muffin
- Traditionally, Eggs Benedict is poached eggs. To keep things easy, I have used an over-easy egg. You can prepare your egg either way.