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Fried Egg Burger

These fried egg burgers are juicy, satisfying, and just so incredibly delicious! Amp up your burger game this season with these winning burgers.

Fried Egg Burger with Avocado, Bacon, and Lettuce
These fried egg burgers are an irresistible way to switch up the old burger routine this summer!

Fried Egg Burgers

Whether it’s flipping through a magazine, surfing food sites, or passing a colorful billboard, my eyes linger on the pretty burger.  Burgers have come a long way – what used to be simple fast food has become a canvas for diverse gourmet creations.  I’m the eater who likes to try new things at least once.  The first time I tried a burger featuring a gooey fried egg, I fell for it. 

I am a fan of almost anything involving eggs.  And avocados and bacon and sautéed mushrooms.  Not to mention melty cheese and tomatoes.

Fried Egg Burger with Avocado, Bacon, and Lettuce
Cook your eggs just the way you like them, and layer them on top of melty cheese.

Garlic Mayo

This burger would be fantastic with plain mayo, mustard, or ketchup, but since I’m a huge garlic fanatic, this fried egg burger includes the magic of roasted garlic.  Make this roasted garlic mayo, and you’ll have an awesome condiment for any burger, sandwich, burrito, etc.  If you haven’t roasted garlic before, here’s how to do a fool proof roasted garlic. You’ll only need:

  • Roasted Garlic – this is every home cook’s must-have for the basics.
  • Mayonnaise – use real, whole mayo for creaminess and flavor
  • Lemon Juice – a bit of citrus for refreshing flavor.
  • Paprika – feel free to use smoked paprika for an earthy, smoky flavor.

Other Key Ingredients

  • Ground Beef – we prefer 80/20 lean, for flavor and tenderness.
  • Mushrooms – use any variety you like, for umami flavors.
  • Eggs – you’ll want 1 whole egg per burger.
  • Bacon – cook them in the oven for an easy, less-messy method.
  • Avocado – use a semi-ripe avocado, so it’s not over ripe. Always sprinkle with lemon juice to prevent browning.
  • Tomato – we prefer the vine-ripened variety or homegrown, for best flavor
  • Havarti or Cheddar Cheese – these melt well and pair perfectly with fried eggs.
  • Arugula – we love the zest of freshly torn arugula, but you can use lettuce if you like.
Fried Egg Burger with Avocado, Bacon, and Lettuce
Fried egg burgers can even be served for brunch, with tater tots.

Runny Eggs vs. Fully Cooked

Feel free to cook your eggs to your preferred doneness.  If you crave a bit of runny egg yolk, cook it over easy.  You can make your eggs fully cooked, though they’ll be less juicy – in this case, use more roasted garlic mayo to make up for it. You can also use poached eggs or even boil your eggs and slice them, using them to top your luscious burgers.

Piled high with creamy avocado and crispy bacon, you genuinely cannot go wrong with these fried egg burgers, all summer long. Enjoy.

Key Tips for Success

  • Use 80/20 lean ground beef for flavor and tenderness.
  • Roasted garlic mayo can be made up to 5 days ahead of time and chilled until ready to use.
  • Always sprinkle avocado with lemon juice to prevent browning.
  • Be sure avocado is semi-ripe, so it’s not too ripe nor too firm.

More to Cook and Eat

Commonly Asked Questions

Can I use a different type of patty in a fried egg burger?

Absolutely! While beef patties are commonly used, you can experiment with different types of patties such as chicken, turkey, vegetarian, or even salmon burgers.

How should I cook the fried egg for a burger?

The fried egg can be cooked to your liking. Some people prefer over-easy eggs with a runny yolk, while others prefer over-medium or well-done eggs with a fully cooked yolk. It’s important to ensure that the egg whites are fully cooked.

How to serve fried egg burgers?

Common side dishes that pair well with a fried egg burgers include French fries, sweet potato fries, onion rings, coleslaw, salad, or a side of fresh vegetables. You can also serve it with a side of pickles or potato chips.

Did you make this?

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Fried Egg Burger with Avocado, Bacon, and Lettuce

Fried Egg Burger (with Roasted Garlic Mayo!)

5 from 49 ratings
These amped up burgers are juicy, so satisfying, and seriously next-level delicious.
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Amy Dong


  • 2 lbs ground beef, 80/20 lean
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 8 oz mushrooms, any variety, sliced
  • 4 whole eggs
  • 8 slices bacon, cooked and drained
  • 1 whole avocado, semi-ripe, sliced, drizzled with lemon juice
  • 1 whole tomato, vine-ripened, sliced thinly
  • 4 slices cheese, havarti or cheddar
  • lettuce or aruglua, torn to size
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • light olive oil for cooking

For Roasted Garlic Mayo

  • 1 head roasted garlic, recipe here
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 TB lemon juice
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • salt and pepper , to taste


  • Make Roasted Garlic Mayo: Mash roasted garlic. Mix well with mayonnaise, lemon, and paprika. Add salt and pepper to taste. Mix well and keep chilled, up to one week in fridge.
  • Liberally season beef with salt and pepper. Shape into 4 large, evenly sized patties; set aside at room temperature. Preheat grill on medium-high heat.
  • Heat 2 TB oil in large pan until hot. Add garlic and cook 1-2 minutes until fragrant. Add mushrooms and sauté until soft. Remove from heat, drain well, and set aside.
  • Heat up 2 TB oil in large nonstick pan on medium high.  Crack two eggs directly into pan and sprinkle on salt and pepper.  After about 30 seconds to 1 minute, carefully flip to other side, taking care not to break yolks.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper again and cook another 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until your desired doneness.  Heat up another 2 TB oil and repeat with other 2 eggs.  Remove from heat.
  • Grill burgers to medium-rare or medium, depending on taste – approximately 3 minutes per side, but actual cook time varies depending on true heat of grill.
  • Assemble burgers: spread garlic mayo on buns, layer on the lettuce, tomato, bacon, mushrooms, and beef patties. Place cheese over patties and top with eggs. Serve warm.


  • Feel free to cook your eggs to your preferred doneness.  
  • You can substitute just mustard or plain mayo instead of the roasted garlic mayo, but garlic-mayo is really, really good!
  • Feel free to omit mushrooms, if you prefer your burgers without them. 
  • If you enjoyed this recipe, please come back and give it a rating ❤️

Nutrition (per serving)

Serving: 1g | Calories: 624kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 61g | Fat: 71g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 17g | Monounsaturated Fat: 24g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 120mg | Sodium: 510mg | Potassium: 1174mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 739IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 252mg | Iron: 6mg
Course: Main
Cuisine: Amerian
Method: Grill

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    • Cory Baughn

    This is uncanny, I made the exact same burger about a week ago except I made a sun-dried tomato roasted garlic mayo. That is insane, same ingredients EXACTLY. I just kind of threw it together with everything I love. You must have good tastes! Ha. I used a homemade light brioche bun though, only variation. Good burger toppings though, I think I’m going to make this tomorrow after seeing it again!

      • chewoutloud

      Same here, just tossed on all my fave things together on this burger. Can’t go wrong that way, right?!

    • epicureantease

    I am seriously drooling! That burger looks FABULOUS!!!! 🙂

      • chewoutloud

      Thanks! Grilling up those burgers before summer’s over 🙂

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