The hamburger is something from my childhood, you know. When I went to school or left for some short trip, my mother gave me a food container where there was a hamburger with various fillers. I remember those fluffy rolls with several products inside. It was always a surprise about the ingredients my mother chose.
Getting adult, I often order hamburger in the cafes and restaurants and now I prefer them hot with melty cheese – this is my favorite version. In general, it can be different, even sweet. In accordance with a vocabulary the hamburger is a sandwich made of ground meat, which is placed between two sliced bread roll. I think that the rules are made to break them a little bit that is why I can make a burger without meat at all. But in this time I offer the proper recipe but still not traditional due to maple syrup added to the meat and smoky bacon. Here you will find the ideal balance of tastes. It is very nutrient and good for your breakfast when you need energy to awake and start your day full of achievements and victories.
In general, I suppose that maple syrup is a real pickup in this recipe. Its taste is delicious. In addition, it is high in antioxidants and nutrients including riboflavin, calcium, zinc, magnesium, and others. It is made of fluid produced by maple trees. If the manufacturer is honest, this sugary syrup will not contain anything else but the organic sap which is collected from a drilled hole in a maple tree, boiled until the excess liquid evaporates and filtered to become free of foreign substances. As a result, there is a thick and sweet syrup. Depending on the time when the sap is extracted, the maple syrup can be of two grades. The darkest one has the strongest flavor and I like this particular syrup for this very dish. It will take your breath away when you try it with bacon, I promise.
In order to make the hamburger fresh I add veggies and piquancy is provided by Dijon drizzle. You will not stay hungry after eating it. This dish is balanced and high in protein due to meat and eggs – a finishing touch. It is difficult to imagine the better breakfast if you like meat. Though, I should not restrict the time of its consumption – it is good for a proper dinner as well. You can serve it with a salad you like. But be careful it contains a rather serious portion of fat, so if you control your weight, perhaps, this is not your meal. Frankly speaking, I believe that we can consume all healthy food by the afternoon without fears to gain weight as far as the metabolism is rather active during this period and will be able to cope with the fats in a hamburger. I cook it once or a couple of times in a month and do not see any problems with my figure. Instead I know that I get the energy and a range of health benefits for my body eating this hamburger for breakfast. Moreover, I can prepare beforehand, keep in a fridge for a night for example and heat it in a microwave in the morning. Sometimes I take it with me to my office and do the same during my break.
Preparation is very easy. The recipe offers you to preheat the oven and line the baking sheet with foil while the rack with bacon should be placed above. This is too complicated. I am able to make bacon crisping on the stove using a skillet. The thicker the pieces of bacon, the more time you need to fry them. I spend about 10-15 minutes. Now the time for the main filling. I put the ground turkey, paprika, garlic, syrup, and mustard with salt in a bowl, mix them and form the patties of this farce. I prefer them to be not too thick so that cooking would be fast. Then I grill them from each side during 4 minutes, put cheddar cheese and wait until it melts. Then I toast the rolls on the grill and assembly the hamburger. At this stage the storage is possible. If I want, I can refrigerate them for a couple of days and add fried eggs before serving. There is no need to tell you how to fry an egg. I prefer watery yolks. Oh, and I have forgotten to say that before assembling every piece of the roll should be covered with maple syrup. You’d better eat it hot.
Quick and easy breakfast hamburger
Hamburgers are perfect for hectic mornings, for example, when you need to eat something filling before work or school. They can be made ahead and then heated in a microwave. This delicious recipe is a perfect way to eat something delicious for breakfast without spending too much time in the kitchen.
- 4 slices bacon
- 1 pound ground turkey
- 15 ml maple syrup
- 15 ml mustard
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 3 ml salt
- 3 ml smoked paprika
- 4 oz cheddar cheese
- 4 English muffins
- 4 eggs
- 20 ml arugula
- 15 ml canola oil
For the sauce:
- 30 ml maple syrup
- 15 ml mustard
- 5 ml salt
Preheat the oven to 400F. Take a baking sheet, line it with foil and place a baking rack on top. Place the bacon on the rack. Bake for 15 minutes or until crisp. The cook time depends on the thickness of the bacon. Remove the bacon from the rack, place it on a paper towel and discharge the grease. Take a bowl, add sauce ingredients and mix together. Set the bowl aside.
Preheat the grill to medium. Take a bowl, combine turkey, syrup, mustard, salt, garlic and paprika. Make sure every piece of turkey is covered with the sauce. Shape the patties. Don't make them too large or they will be raw in the middle.
Grill the burgers, each side takes around 4 minutes. Add cheese and let it melt. Place the hamburgers on a plate, cover them with foil to keep warm. Toast the muffins on the grill for 3 minutes. You can refrigerate the burgers for 4 days, then warm them up in a microwave.
Take a skillet and heat it over medium heat, coat with cooking spray, fry the eggs. You can change the cooking times to make yolks as watery as you like. I prefer mine very runny so I cook the eggs for 2 minutes.
Finally, assemble the burgers. Top every piece of the muffin with maple syrup, add arugula, patties, eggs and bacon. Place the muffin on top. Serve hot. You can substitute maple syrup for any spicy sauce. It will change the taste completely.