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Maple Bacon Breakfast Burger

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
Kick up your brunch with this maple bacon breakfast burger. Juicy maple turkey patty topped with cheese, bacon and a fried egg. Served on an English muffin.


For the Burgers:

  • 4 slices bacon
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey — I used 93% lean
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon whole grain mustard
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 3/4  teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 4 ounces freshly grated white cheddar cheese — I love going extra sharp
  • 4 whole grain English muffins
  • 4 large Phil's Fresh Eggs
  • Fresh arugula
  • Canola oil — for grilling

For the Sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon whole grain mustard
  • Pinch of kosher salt


  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with foil, then place an ovenproof baking rack on top. Arrange the bacon in a single layer on the baking rack, then bake until crisp, about 15 minutes depending upon the thickness of your bacon. Remove from the baking rack to a paper towel-lined plate and lightly pat dry. In a small bowl, stir together the sauce ingredients: 2 tablespoons maple syrup, 1 tablespoon mustard, and pinch of salt. Set aside.
  2. Preheat an indoor or outdoor grill to medium high. In a large bowl, lightly combine the ground turkey, remaining 1 tablespoon maple syrup, 1 tablespoon mustard, garlic, salt, and smoked paprika just until combined. Shape into four patties, being careful not to compact the meat.
  3. Lightly oil the grill then cook the burgers, flipping once, until cooked through, about 3-4 minutes per side. In the last minute of cooking, add the cheese and allow to melt. Transfer to a plate and cover to keep warm. If desired, lightly toast the English muffins on the grill while the burgers cook.
  4. While the burgers rest, heat a non-stick skillet over medium, lightly coat with cooking spray, then fry the eggs in the skillet, either sunny side up or overeasy, cooking the yolks to your desired level of doneness (I like mine fairly runny).
  5. To assemble the burgers, top the bottom of each English muffin with a bit of the maple sauce, then add the arugula, burger patties, fried eggs, and bacon. Place the second half of the English muffins on top. Enjoy immediately.

Recipe Notes

Make ahead tip: Uncooked and tightly wrapped burger patties can be stored in the refrigerator for 1 day or frozen for 1 month. Let thaw overnight in the refrigerator. Allow uncooked patties to come to room temperature prior to grilling.
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Breakfast Sandwich Recipe, Maple Bacon Breakfast Burger

Nutrition Information

Amount per serving (1 burger with whole wheat English muffin and all toppings) — Calories: 573, Fat: 29g, Saturated Fat: 11g, Cholesterol: 310mg, Sodium: 1032mg, Carbohydrates: 34g, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 12g, Protein: 42g

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