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The ultimate breakfast burger

Chelsea is the author of the food blog Chelsea's Messy Apron where she shares a wide variety of recipes including family-friendly and easy meals, lots of baked goods and desserts, and plenty of healthy eats. She received her BA in Exerci...

Dear completely over-the-top breakfast burger, get in my mouth now!

This fully loaded breakfast burger combines all the best breakfast ingredients around. Take one bite, and you'll be in food nirvana.

It's the ultimate breakfast burger, with a runny-egg-filled sausage patty, plenty of cheese, hash browns and bacon. To top it all off, it's served on a bagel bun. I don't think it's missing a single breakfast favorite.

I keep calling this a breakfast sandwich, but really, it is so good it could go for any meal of the day. It's very filling and packed with plenty of protein thanks to the sausage, eggs and bacon. So let's get to talking about how to make this awesome sandwich.

The ultimate breakfast sandwich

It all starts with a sausage patty. I used ground sausage that also had pork mixed in. Remove the sausage from the package, and form it into a very large patty. Spray your skillet with nonstick cooking spray, and place the patty into the skillet.

Using a glass, press into and remove the center of the patty. Reserve the center for another sandwich or a different meal. Next, cook the bottom of the sausage patty for about 2 to 3 minutes on medium heat.

Next, crack a large egg into the center hole you made in the sausage patty. Watch the deliciousness happen. Cook for another 1 to 2 minutes, and then flip the patty and cook the other side until the egg is cooked through to your desired preference.

The ultimate breakfast sandwich

Grate a small potato, and cook it in a skillet with some salt and pepper and a tiny bit of vegetable oil. Once the hash browns are cooked through, throw in some shredded cheese, let it melt, and set aside.

Use the same skillet to cook bacon if desired on this breakfast sandwich. And now that everything is cooked, it's time to assemble the delicious sandwich.

The ultimate breakfast sandwich

Cut open a bagel, and add some ketchup to the bottom half. Then layer with some very thick cheese slices and the bacon, if using. The cooked sausage-and-egg patty goes right on top of that.

Finally, top with the cheesy shredded hash browns and the other half of the bagel.

Enjoy immediately.

The ultimate breakfast sandwich

The ultimate breakfast burger recipe

Serves 1

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 pound ground sausage
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 slices cheddar cheese
  • 2 slices bacon (turkey bacon was used for this recipe)
  • 1 small russet potato
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 bagel
  • Ketchup (optional)

Directions:

  1. Remove the sausage from the package. Form a large patty with the sausage, return the remaining sausage to the bag, and store in the fridge.
  2. Spray a large skillet with nonstick cooking spray, and place the patty in the center of the skillet.
  3. Using a glass as a guide, remove the center of the sausage. Return the sausage center to the fridge with the remaining sausage.
  4. Put the skillet on the stovetop, and turn up the heat to medium. Cook the sausage for about 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Next, crack the egg into the center of the patty. Cook for another 1 to 2 minutes, and then flip the patty and cook the other side until the egg is cooked through to your desired preference.
  6. Remove the cooked patty, and set it aside.
  7. Remove the grease from the skillet, and then cook the bacon until cooked through. Set aside.
  8. Grate the potato. Add the grated potato, vegetable oil, salt and pepper to the skillet. Cook until tender, and then stir in the shredded cheese, and mix again.
  9. Slice open the bagel, and layer with ketchup (if desired), slices of cheese, the bacon and the sausage-and-egg patty, and then top with the cheesy hash browns.
  10. Top with the other side of the bagel, and enjoy immediately.

More sausage recipes

Homemade chicken, apple and sage sausage patties
Sausage cheddar balls
Grilled sausage and sage skewers

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