Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Breakfast Bonanza!

Ever since Tyler came up with the idea for this burger, I have been chomping at the bit to assemble it.  I mean, what is better than breakfast?  It's my favorite meal, as it undoubtedly includes bacon as one of it's main constituents.  In fact, my favorite day is Sunday, because I know that it always includes a big breakfast after church (thanks Barb and Dennis!).  I love breakfast so much I wish that I came up for the idea for this burger.  However, I give all the credit to Tyler.    

As I am typing this, I just asked Tyler how he got the idea for this burger, and he said, I quote, "It came to me through the mist like excalibur, thrust upon me by the lady of the lake, crowning me king of the burger."  Yeah.  That's my boyfriend.  Wouldn't trade him for anything :)

I urge you to make this now--it is so very tasty.  It has all the awesome things about breakfast wrapped into one tasty burger.  So, go on....what are you waiting for?

Look at the grease pooling on the top of the sausage patty.  Perfect for soaking into the waffle bun.

I probably would've been okay with just this.

Tater tots are the perfect companion to a tasty breakfast burger.


Breakfast Bonanza

The Burger:
Hot pork sausage (we used Tennessee Pride)

The Toppings:
2 slices of fried bacon
Fried egg cooked in bacon drippings
American cheese slice
Maple mayo
        *I mixed 1 tbs of mayo with 1 tsp pure maple syrup
Extra syrup for dipping

The Bun:
2 waffles

The Verdict:

Tyler's Take:
9.485 out of 10

I just ate a breakfast while simultaneously eating a burger, and subsequently blowing my mind!!!  I am still in shock with what just happened to me, and am still confident that I don't understand the experience I just had.  I literally may have just transcended onto a whole new plane of existence.

Ok I will be a little less exaggeratory but it was freakin' delicious.  Probably one of the greatest ideas I may have ever had.  I figured that while we were thinking outside the proverbial "burger box" I would also give it an outside the box score.  .485 because it would be awesome for my fantasy baseball team to put these kind of batting averages up from day to day.  However, I digress, and back to the burgering.

Utilizing hot sausage was a fantastic idea and it meshed well with the maple syrup.  The sweet and spicy breakfast note really puts a nice touch on the whole thing.  The bacon I personally felt was good but a little redundant with the sausage.  But, that is just me, I know Courtney believes it made the burger since she really does have some weird love obsession with the bacony part of the pig.  The egg however was delicious and cooked over hard in bacon grease.  Probably too much grease for me as well, we didn't drain the grease out first so it was a little soggy but if that is the worse thing we ever do I will be OK with that.  Did I also mention that the syrup and waffle outer layer were phenomenal?  Who doesn't like all their favorite breakfast foods put together and topped with syrup?  If you don't then you should just go find another blog because you're ridiculous.

The one potential downfall is that this is a once in a blue moon type burger.  The caloric intake derived from this meal would be anything but healthy I am sure.  Good thing I have a super high metabolism still and these nutritionally unsound meals don't affect me too much.  Totally worth it though, and I am glad I was bad this evening.

Other than that, go out and have a big helping of breakfast in a burger and just enjoy life for a little while.  Go ahead readers, you know you want to.

Courtney's Take:
9.5 out of 10

All I can say about this burger is YUM.  It was everything that I wanted out of "breakfast for dinner" and exceeded all expectations.  It was breakfast at it's finest; it's what all breakfast's should aspire to be.  Little sausage biscuits want to grow up and be just like this burger.  

I had thought about adding beef to the sausage patty to make it more burger-like, but I'm glad I didn't.  The sausage patty was super juicy all on it's own and had a great texture.  The bacon was of course a great addition, and the fried egg only carried on the bacon-y flavor, as it was fried up in the bacon grease.  I'm a country girl at heart, okay?

 Tyler doubted me when I said that we should use American cheese, but I always use it on my breakfast sandwiches that I sometimes make before work.  I normally snub my nose at American cheese when I'm trying to be more gourmet, but this cheese just worked.  It was salty and melted perfectly into the bottom waffle.  I initially thought that the two giant waffles would be too much bread (like the texas toast fiasco), but we doused the waffles in additional syrup and it was amazing.  Last, but certainly not least, is the maple mayo.  I must admit that I ripped this off of a food network show that I was watching the other day.  It was on a breakfast hotdog, and I was intrigued.  It was so tasty!  The mayo added a layer of creaminess and the maple flavor really shined.  Definitely a must-have condiment on this burger.

Of course we served this burger with tater tots.  What goes better with a breakfast burger than poppable potato bites?  Um, nothing.  Only tots will do.  I guess you could use hashbrowns, but they're just not as fun.  But you know what is even more fun?  Eating this burger.  In fact, I wish I had another one to eat right now.  Wait.  Maybe tomorrow I could eat it.  I am so full right now that my pants are literally busting at the seams.  And to think that I ate pretty healthy today...sigh.


  1. I've been reading all your burgers and this one is for sure my favorite! I am definitely going to have to try it. Is the quality of the waffle important cuz right now I just have some frozen Kroger waffles?

  2. I think the quality of the waffle is def important. We just used bisquick, which is much better than the hard cardboard that is a frozen waffle :)

  3. Yes, yes, yes. You are a genius! This burger looks sooo good.