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Fried egg cheeseburger with yolky egg, arugula, and grilled onions on a plate.
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Fried Egg Burger

Fried Egg Burger is a rich and flavor-packed cheeseburger with a yolky fried egg. This restaurant-quality burger has a juicy patty topped with cheese, your favorite toppings, and a fried egg. Make it in under 40 minutes and wow the whole family!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 579kcal


  • 1 lb ground beef 85% lean / 15% fat
  • 2 teaspoon fine sea salt or kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon neutral cooking oil vegetable, avocado, or grapeseed oil
  • 2 teaspoon butter
  • 4 burger buns
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 cheese slices optional
  • 4 tomato slices optional
  • lettuce optional
  • grilled or sliced raw onions optional
  • ketchup optional


  • Mix meat and form patties - In a mixing bowl, combine beef, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Mix gently until combined, careful to not over mix. Form the meat into 4 equal-sized patties and use your thumb to make an indentation in the middle of each patty. This prevents the meat from puffing up in the center when cooked.
    1 lb ground beef, 2 teaspoon fine sea salt or kosher salt, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Cook patties - Heat a skillet or griddle over medium heat and add oil. Once the skillet heats for about 2 minutes, add the patties to the pan. For medium rare, cook for 4 minutes on each side; for medium, cook 5 minutes on each side. If the pan is small, cook 2 patties at a time.
    1 tablespoon neutral cooking oil
  • Add cheese - In the last minute of cooking, add cheese on top of each patty if desired and place a lid on the skillet to allow the cheese to melt. Remove the lid from the skillet and remove the skillet from the heat.
    4 cheese slices
  • Toast buns - While the patties cook, toast the hamburger buns until just golden brown and still soft.
    4 burger buns
  • Cook eggs - While burgers cook, heat butter in separate cast iron skillet or pan over low-medium heat. Once the butter is melted and slightly foamy, crack the egg onto skillet and sprinkle salt and pepper on top. Cook for about 2 to 2½ minutes. Once the egg whites go from clear to white and edges start to crisp, use spatula to transfer egg to burger.
    4 eggs, 2 teaspoon butter
  • Assemble burgers - Assemble on toasted buns with ketchup or your favorite spread, lettuce, tomato, raw sliced or grilled onions, or with your preferred toppings.
    4 tomato slices, lettuce, grilled or sliced raw onions, ketchup


Top Tips
  • Do not over mix the patties or the burgers will be tough.
  • Keep a close eye on your burger patties to ensure they cook to the desired level. Cook for 4 minutes on each side for medium-rare and 5 minutes on each side for medium.
  • Cook eggs low and slow to avoid over-cooking them.
  • Use fresh eggs for the best results! We highly recommend pasture-raised eggs for an extra delicious and nutritious yolk.
  • Drizzle any leftover juice in the pan onto the meat when you make the burger.


Calories: 579kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 258mg | Sodium: 1656mg | Potassium: 535mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 640IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 262mg | Iron: 5mg