The Brunch Burger

It’s a well known scientific fact that “healthy eating New Year’s Resolutions” only count on weekdays.

Saturday is a grey area, but Sunday is when the fun really happens.

Sunday is for feasting, chowing down, gorging, and treating yourself. All safe in the knowledge that calories don’t count because it’s the weekend, duh!

Anyway, tenuous scientific research aside, I have a filthy little treat that you are going to love.

I give you…


The Brunch Burger.

*Fireworks* *Choir* *Doves* *Huge velvet curtain falls to the floor…*

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A doubled up cheeseburger with bacon, egg, avocado, a toasted English muffin (c’mon I am The Londoner after all), hot sauce.

Basically all the best bits of brunch, all in one double handful.

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Make sure you have the ingredients on hand this weekend and knock one up. You’ll love me forever, I promise.

To make one you’ll need:

1 English muffin

2 beef burger patties*

3 slices smoked streaky bacon

1 free range egg

2 burger sized slices of cheddar cheese

Half an avocado

Mustard, mayonnaise, hot sauce (Franks is epic on here!), pepper, ketchup(?)

*When it comes to beef burgers, you’re best off asking a local butcher to mince these up for you. If all you can get is the pre-packaged type, try and get the best available or they’ll be full of salt and additives. How ever you get your patties, just before cooking sprinkle with fresh black pepper, lay over a piece of baking parchment and flatten the patties out with the palm of your hand. They want to be about half an inch thick all over.

Heat a frying pan over a medium-high heat. When it’s hot, add your burgers. Cook until brown and delicious on both sides. While you’re waiting, put your grill (broiler) onto a medium-low heat to warm up. Once the burgers are cooked, place your sliced cheese on top and place them under the grill. You can slice open your muffin and add that to the tray to toast, too.

Cook your bacon in the burger pan, while the cheese slowly melts under the grill.

Once the bacon’s almost done, fry an egg in the same pan. Slice up your avocado.

Pull your toasted muffin out and smear with a layer of mustard and a dollop of mayonnaise.

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Top with one burger.

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Add a delicious layer of crispy bacon.

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Sprinkle with hot sauce (or ketchup if you’d rather).

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Pile on another burger.

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Top with your fried egg.

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Crown with avocado and toasty muffin.

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Take a step back to admire your handiwork.

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This ain’t no McMuffin, yo!

This is a breakfast fit for Kings and Queens.

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A ludicrously perfect brunch. The ultimate balance of flavours, textures and wickedness.

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Just what every Sunday deserves.

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I’m going to be bold and say it’s the best burger you’ve tried all year.


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  • Oh God. This is so beautiful. I might cry.

    Little Miss Katy | UK Lifestyle Blog

  • Dear Lord this looks phenomenal!! Anything with egg in it is worth my time. It kind of reminds me a club sandwich burger which means I’m bound to like it. I’m on healthy eating at the moment but I’ll take your word for it and say that it only counts on weekdays 😛 xx

  • Oh my goodness that looks sinfully good. Butcher mince is so much better for burgers than the supermarket stuff!

  • Frankie Kolar

    Wow these look incredible! I’ll be making these this weekend once my exams are over! Can’t Wait!

  • This looks so yumiii !!!

  • Amber Rhodes

    Phwoar! That looks so good! My husband would love it!

  • That is a Sir Burger! I will give it a try for my next brunch 😀

  • Pippi Bartlett

    I’ve been staring at that first picture for a good 10 minutes now, I can’t even….. xx

  • Rosie, that is epic!
    Lots of love,
    SilverSpoon London

  • Oh hello Sunday brunch.
    Fie x Coffee & Confetti

  • Wow! That looks incredible!! It is slightly tortuous to read this post though, when I only have (January diet induced) soup for lunch….. xx

  • Why oh whyyyyyyyyyyyy am I doing the stupid Carol Vorderman 28 day detox?? This is bookmarked & happening in Feb x

  • Emma Helen

    OMG. I have English muffins! And everything here! Except avocados…AND it’s only Wed. Could I? Should I? Might I? Why Rose, why?! xx

  • DELISH! Reading this just before lunchtime is not a good idea though….

  • This is not what a 5 month in vegetarian wants to read. I live my meat dreams through your blog! Thank you xxx

    Sophie xxx

  • Aaaaand there go all my good intentions for January! Writing the shopping list now.

  • Chloe

    Gosh, this looks incredible. Without a doubt, it would be the best burger I’ve eaten and probably will eat, all year!

  • Oh my lord, those look deliciously filthy – I need them in my life! I strongly suspect all notions of any kind of january diets would disappear once these came to the table….

    Jennie //

  • Chrissabella

    OH MY GOD! Forget about any healthy eating plans for 2015 … this burger looks just too good 🙂

  • Imogen May

    Ghaaaad dammn. This looks absolutely glorious! There’s no yolkin’ around when it comes to you and burgers, bun the January detox! Was this a hands or cutlery job – I reckon i could probably fit my chops round that if I fried.. Immy X

  • Gabriella Granata

    Stop it. I had to scroll down this post extra quick before my tummy caught on to what my eyes were seeing.

    This is going to be my reward on Sunday February 1st. xx

  • I make something similar every now and then but without the Avocado, will give it a try with that!

    My top tip for a weekend day starter…
    Layer by layer: Some farmhouse style bread (buttered), a touch of Marmite, lean bacon (I use medallions), sliced brie, another slice of bread, butter the top, some herbs on, then George Foreman it!

  • Rebecca

    Oh good heavens!! That is one monster of a burger, and I bet it is as good as it looks…..

  • This is not good so close to lunch time when you are trying to be good! Hurry up Sunday! Looks delish.


  • The slow pace

    Oh my. Burger and brunch… the two best concepts reunited. I’m drooling.

  • This looks so so so good! x

  • Daniela

    Oh my gosh! How amazing is this?!
    Thank you so much for sharing, both recipe and your wisdom about weekend diets 😉

    xo, Daniela (

  • I also allow myself one weekend day of splurging and this is something that is going on my shopping list for next weekend. I usually love to go out for brunch but this is worth stayingnhome and cooking for.
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  • ninegrandstudent

    These look amazing.

    I’ve made something similar, but a little more breakfast-y. Squeeze meat out from sausage skins and form into a pattie. I left off the cheese, but included brown sauce. Yum yum!

    NINEGRANDSTUDENT: A Student Lifestyle Blog

  • I’m so looking forward to trying this Rosie, it looks like the Mother of all brekkie burgers, although I’d quite happily eat it any time of the day!!!!! Love the inclusion of avacado.
    Hugs Adele xoxo

  • WOW! My mouth is watering, this looks amazing

  • Ciara Kelly

    That looks soooooo delicious!!!

  • Shut. the front. DOOR!

  • I’m not a big meat eater but this post looks damn delicious!

  • I want that in my belly now! Your pictures are always stunning, what camera do you use?

    Laura xxx

  • Holy Moly!!! Yep I’m trying this!!!

  • Sonia

    NOOOOOOO!!! Thanks for ruining my health kick Rosie.

    The Glitter Den


  • You’re a wicked, wicked influence Rosie.

  • Vivian

    Oh… This looks marvellous and like it would fit my plans for next sunday perfectly.

  • WOWOHWOW. I have no words. Is this the light at the end of the tunnel?

    Lauren x

    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Fashion Beauty –

  • bee.

    Looks lovely but I think I’d have to break my jaw to try and eat it, haha!

  • Holy crap these look amazing! I want to try these this weekend
    Reinventing Neesha ♥

  • Natasha Lancaster

    Yeah, you are not wrong! The best burger indeed! Perfect excuse to have a burger for breakfast, technically…

  • Claire Garner

    This. looks. amazing. (drools profusely)

  • Laura Milroy

    This is insane. It’s definitely a sharesies burger! But it looks so delicious…
    xoxo, Laura

  • Sara Victoria

    How do you get your egg to be so beautifully crisp and browned along the edges?

  • Kelly

    How do you stay so skinny?! Definitely impressed

  • tina stamatakis

    that burger is one helluva looker!

    don’t know if it’s just me but the older posts and newer posts are oppositely labeled!!!!
    plus, i still can’t find your archives which is excruciating cause i haven’t read all of your old posts yet!

    S.O.S. !!!

  • Laura

    My. God. Burgers are for anytime, I love this

    Laura | Laurzrah

  • This looks absolutely incredible. My stomach is growling just looking at the pictures! Everything I love in one! xo

  • Theresa Y.

    These look incredible! What vibrant colours (your photos are epic!). Great idea, they look absolutely professional 🙂

  • Gabriela Merino

    just perfect! check out my blog

  • I.L.U

    Licking my laptop screen……literally!!!

  • That looks so delicious. I’m actually salivating at the mouth. Pretty, I know! x


  • That drippy yolk is so beautiful. I may cry.

  • nathiization .

    you can get that into your mouth? it does look super delicious. too bad I’m from germany and can’t get english muffins 🙁

  • Jesse Owen

    Dear Lord, that is a thing of beauty – I’m so going to have to try this, even with the avocado!

  • Oh my goodness, this looks so good! Why oh why did I look at this blog post just before lunch?

    Tessa at Bramble & Thorn

  • Oh my gawd!! These look amazing 🙂

  • An egg makes everything better! The avocado certainly doesn’t hurt either.

    Silly Medley: Lifestyle and Travel

  • Oh wow. That drippy yolk needs to be in my mouth!! I think I may just do one beef patty, otherwise I don’t think I could fit it in my mouth!!

    xoxo Alice Rose

  • You’ve been killin’ it with the posts lately, Rosie! This looks like heaven – especially that drippy yolk, agjs;jf;ja;sdmfa!!!

  • I currently sitting eating plain pumkin soup and this is making my tummy grumble so loudly people are looking. Well done Rosie 🙂 *applause*

  • It may look like a Mcmuffin… but Nope it is something way way way better!! Thank you for sharing this awesome Brunch Burger!!

    Connie from theconbonz

  • Khushboo Thadani

    Oh hot damn- YUM!

  • Nicola Bonn

    Forget Sundays…I want this thing of beauty right now. My mouth is watering and my waist is expanding and i haven’t even bought the ingredients yet. xx


  • Peppermint Dolly

    Challenge Accepted!!


  • Stop it. I like it!

  • can’t believe you made those 😐

  • *drool* Need to make this asap!!

    Ivana, xoxo

  • Beautiful, just beautiful!

  • Bianca Spiez

    Hi Rosie as somebody who has is passionate about healthy tasty food and conscious of what I put in my mouth because of health issues I think that while your recipes look delicious they are encouraging unhealthy eating habits which may be OK for somebody who has a great metabolism and is in their 20s are likely to catch up with you in your 30s. It would be great to see some healthier or a better balance of recipes here to encourage good eating habits with your readers.

  • Eggs on a burger are my favorite thing. But I have to say…using an english muffin is GENIUS you never run into the too many burger buns not enough burgers problem! I thought this was from a restaurant and was going to add it to my list of places to eat in London!

  • *Runs to the shops to buy ingredients*

  • This looks so ridiculously tasty its unreal!

  • This looks phenominallllllllll!

  • This looks so good! I have one question though, how on earth do you eat it?!?!

    Rachel x

    The Inelegant Wench

  • Oh my gosh, my mouth was watering that entire post. That looks like the most delicious breakfast sandwich I have ever seen. Oh, I’m definitely going to be try that recipe out.


  • Phoebs

    and ive just gone vegan as per my new years resolution… *sighh*

  • *cue the heavy breathing cat face* used to be my weekend breakfast too! you can try that with bagel, sesame bagel… they are heavenly… XD

  • I would quite like to be eating this right now! Definitely getting made for breakfast this weekend!

    Lucy, xx

  • Aurè

    Woooowww….that Burger is a Work of Art!…haha…

  • Looks absolutely fabulous!

    xo Emily

  • Perfection!!

  • YUM

  • i love avocados <3

  • Geena

    I’m pretty sure I need this in my life imminently… I’ve never seen anything like it!

  • Bika Snow

    Looks very yummy! I want to make my own now 🙂

  • Adaleta Avdic

    This is the goooood stuff! xx, Ada

  • Oh my golly this looks absolutely fantastic. I will definitely have to try it out. Thanks for the inspo Rosie.
    Rosie x

  • This looks and sounds like heaven, yum!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  • Oh my goodness, this looks so tasty!! Can’t wait to make it myself next weekend.x

    24 Hours From Home – Travel, Adventures and Beauty

  • Absolutely amazing! soo yummie.

  • Sam

    Oh. my. god. This looks delicious! Need this in my life!! x

    Sam | Samantha Betteridge

  • There are so many good things within that sandwich and its making me overwhelmed. Thanks for the recipe, Rose!

  • Emma and Emily

    I made something very similar to this last Saturday too!

  • Zakia Buchi

    omg !! food porn hun 😉

    it looks so tasty 🙂

  • wow! My husband would die for this!!! I will definitely be making this!

  • Omg…i can’t cope. It’s late, there’s nothing left in my cupboard and that burger is the object of my desire *drool*