Burger of the Month: Brunch Burger

Enjoy this decadent burger for Sunday brunch, lunch, dinner, or any meal in between! Featuring mashed avocado, a fried egg, bacon, and hash browns.
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I know this might be an unpopular opinion, but one of my favorite brunch foods is a good breakfast style burger. Pair that with some crispy fried potatoes and you have the cure to any late night out. There’s really no way to go wrong here, any combination of your favorite brunch foods make great toppings for your burger. That being said, this is our take on the perfect Brunch Burger.

A brunch burger with bacon, hash browns, a fried egg, cheddar cheese, and avocado
We decided to fit in as many of our favorite breakfast foods as possible:
  • English muffin bun
  • Classic Burger Patty
  • Avocado
  • Hash browns
  • Bacon
  • Fried Egg
  • Hot Sauce or Nicole’s favorite, chipotle mayo

Disclaimer: This is a very involved meal. Unless you have a variety of leftovers, there are a lot of things to make. But that’s part of the fun here! Nicole and I love our burger nights. They are always one of our favorite dinners of the month. And this isn’t just because they always taste delicious and come with some air-fried side and a new local beer. These nights are just fun. 

As most of our ingredients or toppings for our burgers are relatively simple to make, the challenge comes from the number of things needed to be done, and the time they take. However this allows us to focus on just enjoying the process. No critical thinking. No hard decisions. Just simple fun cooking. 

And that is what this is all about: having fun. It’s why Nicole and I started this whole food blog in the first place! Because we love cooking, and we love cooking together. 

So, I advise you, find someone to make this burger with, take your time, enjoy the process, and you’ll not only have a delicious burger, but a great time making it. 

A brunch burger on an english muffin
Here are some tips for bringing everything together:
  • For the perfectly cut potato for your hash browns, grate it, don’t cut it! Fun, fast, and perfect!
  • Mashing the avocado and spreading it on the bottom bun helps to keep everything from getting too messy. Put it on top of the patty with everything else, and it’ll quickly all slide off.
  • Extra toasty english muffins stand up better against the juicy burgers that we make.
  • If you don’t like eggs with runny yolks, smash the yolk when you are frying it to ensure everything is fully cooked, but still have a properly styled egg.
  • You might think frying bacon is too much of a hassle, but just do it. Don’t ruin bacon in the microwave. Please.
  • A hot sauce or the like isn’t fully necessary, but some heat or smokiness really adds a fun pop to this burger.

To round out our brunch for dinner, Nicole and I fried up a sweet potato hash. Crispy cubes of sweet potato seasoned with cayenne, chipotle, salt, and pepper. And paired it with a fun Peanut Butter Milk Stout from Left Hand Brewing Co. 

A brunch burger on an english muffin with bacon, a fried egg, hash browns, and avocado

So we hope that you will take the time to share making this fun breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner with someone who loves burgers just as much as we do. 


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Brunch Burger

Enjoy this decadent burger for Sunday brunch, lunch, dinner, or any meal in between! Featuring mashed avocado, a fried egg, bacon, and hash browns.
Servings 2 burgers
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes



The Buns

  • 2 English muffins

The Patties

The Toppings

  • 1 small avocado mashed
  • 2 fried eggs seasoned with salt & pepper
  • 4 strips bacon cooked
  • 2 scoops Hash Browns see below
  • Chipotle mayo or hot sauce (optional)

Hash Browns

  • ½ tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 small russet potato grated or shredded
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  • Begin by preparing the Hash Browns. In a large skillet, heat vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Add grated potato and season with salt & pepper. Fry for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally until crisped.* Transfer to a paper-towel lined dish to drain.
  • Prepare the Classic Burger Patties, topping with cheddar cheese about halfway through cooking.
  • While the burgers are cooking, toast the English muffins and prepare the fried eggs.
  • Once all the components are ready, assemble the Brunch Burgers! Spread mashed avocado on the bottom half of each English muffin, place burger patties on top, then top each with a fried egg, 2 strips of bacon, a scoop of hash browns, and a drizzle of hot sauce or chipotle mayo if desired.* Top with English muffin tops and serve with a cold beer, a side, and enjoy!


Classic Burger Patties: This is our favorite recipe for homemade burgers. Get the recipe here or use your favorite burger patties – store-bought, frozen, whatever!
Frying the hash browns: It’s tempting to stir the potatoes around a lot as they cook, but try to resist! Let them sit for minutes at a time until they get nice and crispy, then stir them and break them up a bit to make sure they crisp evenly. (This is also a great time to fry up the bacon if you don’t have it ready ahead of time).
Optional toppings: I topped my burger with hot sauce, and Nicole used chipotle mayo. But this is a brunch burger, so if you like ketchup and eggs go for it! Or whatever other condiment your heart desires. Customization is one of the best things about burgers!
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Author: Alex
Calories: 1129kcal
Course: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Main, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Avocado, bacon, brunch, english muffins, fried egg, grilling, hash browns, winter


Calories: 1129kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 50g | Fat: 77g | Saturated Fat: 25g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g | Monounsaturated Fat: 35g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 317mg | Sodium: 970mg | Potassium: 1598mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 626IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 243mg | Iron: 6mg

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