• 8 slices bacon
  • 24 ounces ground beef, 75% lean
  • Kosher salt and cracked black pepper
  • 4 thin slices cheddar cheese
  • 4 English muffins, split
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 dill pickle, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup pickled red onion
  • 4 teaspoons Spicy Ketchup


Serves: 4


Build a medium-hot fire in your grill or preheat a stovetop grill pan.

Cook the bacon in a saut pan over medium-high heat, turning once until crisp, 5 minutes. Remove the bacon to paper towels to drain. Reserve the bacon fat in the pan.

Form the ground beef into 4 patties, each about 3 inches in diameter. Season the patties with kosher salt and cracked black pepper. Place the burgers on the grill or in the grill pan and cook for 3 minutes. Flip and top each burger with a slice of cheese. Grill for 3 minutes for medium rare. Remove to a plate. Add the English muffins to the grill or grill pan and toast for 1 minute.

Cook the eggs sunny-side up in the bacon fat while the burger rests.

Build the burgers by sandwiching them between the muffin halves along with pickle slices, red onion, bacon, and egg, and some spicy ketchup.