Humpty Dumpty Burger

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There is a restaurant here in Fargo called JL Beers. It’s this small tiny narrow building that when you first look at it from the outside you wonder how they sit people in there. They serve beer and burgers. There is this one burger with a fried egg on top called the Humpty Dumpty. It was good, thought it reminded me of a breakfast sandwich at Mcdonald’s minus the sausage. The burger could have used some seasoning on it and I prefer my burgers medium rare, which that burger was not. Was kind of disappointed when the egg yolk didn’t ooze out all onto my burger like they always seem to do on the television shows.

I decided to make my own version using English muffins as the bun, cheddar cheese, an actual over easy egg, and some of the best bacon I’ve ever had in my life that my brother gave me for Christmas. I still have some of it leftover. This is probably one of the tastiest burgers I’ve made in a long time. If you like your burgers with a little bit of seasoning on them, I just sprinkled them with some Weber grill seasoning Ben and I add just to about every burger we make. Too bad it’s -14 degrees outside right now, it would have been nice to grill them.

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1 pound of 80/20 ground beef
4 English muffins
Cheddar cheese slices
8 slices of cooked bacon
4 fried eggs
salt and pepper
olive oil


Shape burgers into round patties that are equal in size. Season with salt and pepper. In a skillet on a medium high heat, cook the burgers in some olive oil until they are done. Whatever way you like them.

While the burgers are cooking fry the 4 eggs in a non-stick skillet until the egg yolks are runny and the egg whites are no longer runny.

Toast the English muffins in the toaster while the eggs and burgers are cooking.

Layer the burgers. One English muffin, the burger, cheese, egg and bacon, and then the top of the English muffin. Repeat with the next 3 burgers. Enjoy with some oven cooked fries.

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