I was craving a burger but also craving breakfast foods, so why not combine them both! Today we’re making my take on a breakfast burger that’s inspired by Wendy’s Breakfast Baconator. This is my new favorite way to eat breakfast sausage, it’s so good. Let’s make it!

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Hot Tip #1
I only cooked 1 of these burgers in our video, but this recipe will scale up just fine!
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Hot Tip #2
If your gravy thickens too much after your remove it's cooled down, add a little more milk to thin it out!

Episode

Ingredients

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Servings
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Ingredient
Amount
Breakfast Sausage
1 Pound
Bacon
1 Pound
Hamburger Buns
4
Cheddar Cheese Slices
4
Eggs
4
Milk
2 Cups
Flour
4 Tablespoons
Black Pepper
1/2 Teaspoon
Ground Cayenne (Optional)
1/4 Teaspoon
Salt
1/2 Teaspoon
Butter
1 Tablespoon
Water(Optional)
A Splash
Total
12

Steps

  1. Cook the Sausage and Bacon
    1. Form the sausage into 4 patties. Making a sausage burger patty
    2. Put a medium to large sized skillet over medium heat and add the bacon and sausage patties to it. Added our sausage and bacon to the pan
    3. Cook for 5-6 minutes on one side, then flip and cook for another 5-6 minutes. Remove the bacon once thoroughly browned all over. Once the sausage patty’s juices are clear and it has firmed up to the touch, you can remove it from the pan as well. Halfway through cooking our sausage and bacon Removing our cooked bacon to a plate Removing the cooked sausage patty from the pan
    4. Pour off the rendered fat in the pan into a small bowl. We’re going to use this for our gravy! Pouring off rendered fat
  2. Make the Gravy
    1. Put a sauce pan over medium heat and add 4-5 tablespoons of the saved grease from earlier to it. Adding bacon and sausage fat to sauce pan
    2. Now add the flour and whisk vigorously. Cook this for a few minutes stirring constantly. Adding flour to pan Our cooked roux
    3. Now add the milk and stir it well. Continue cooking this for a few minutes or until the mixture thickens to a gravy consistency. Once the desired thickness is achieved, add the salt, pepper, and cayenne(if using) and remove the gravy from the heat. Adding milk to our roux Adding salt, pepper, and cayenne to our gravy Our finished gravy
  3. Final Cooking Steps
    1. Add our cooked sausage patties to a medium sized skillet. You can use the one from before that we cooked the sausage in originally, make sure to wipe out any remaining browned bits of sausage and bacon from the pan first though. Wiping our pan from earlier clean with a paper towel.
    2. Add a slice of the cheddar cheese to the top of the sausage patties and add a splash of water to the hot pan then top it with a lid. This will melt our cheese way faster. When it’s thoroughly melted, remove the patties from the heat. Adding cheddar cheese to the top of our cooked sausage patty Covering the pan with a lid after adding a splash of water to it Our melted cheese on top of the sausage patty
    3. Add a half tablespoon of butter to the pan (you might need more if you are browning all 4 buns at once). Now add our buns to the melted butter. Cook on this one side for 3-4 minutes or until well browned and toasted. A well toasted bun
    4. Add the remaining half tablespoon of butter (you might need more if you’re cooking 4 eggs at once) and crack the eggs into the hot butter. Our freshly cracked egg into our hot buttered pan
    5. Fry the eggs for a couple minutes until most of the egg whites on the bottom have solidified. Now sprinkle a little salt, black pepper, and cayenne (if using) over the top of the eggs. Adding salt, pepper, and cayenne to our egg
    6. Add another splash of water to the pan and top the pan with a lid. This will help cook the top of our egg whites faster without overcooking the bottom of our eggs. Adding water to pan Topping pan with lid
    7. Once most of the whites have cooked, remove the egg from the pan. Our finished egg
  4. Assemble the Burgers
    1. Take one of our browned buns and add gravy to the bottom bun. Now add the 2 slices of bacon on top of this. Adding gravy to our bottom bun Adding bacon slices on top of gravy
    2. Add our sausage pattie to the top of this bacon. Then add another 2 pieces of bacon on top of the patty. Adding our sausage patty on top of the bacon Adding more bacon on top of our sausage
    3. Drizzle some more gravy on top of the bacon then carefully add our egg on top. Top it all off the top bun and enjoy! Drizzling gravy on top of our last bacon layer Adding our fried egg on top of the gravy Topping our burger all off with our top bun A delicious and hearty breakfast burger with sausage, bacon, a fried egg, gravy, and cheese.