So I don’t know if you know this but fried eggs should ALWAYS be on a burger. I didn’t used to think so. In fact I used to think it was down right weird when I would see it on the Red Robin Royal Burger. I always thought “why would anyone want a fried egg on a hamburger?!” Now I know the answer: Because it’s freakin’ delicious that’s why.
This burger is all about the toppings, friends. In fact, I actually didn’t even make the patties myself, I bought them. Kind of like cheating I know but Costco has great frozen patties and make burger dinners so quick and easy.
But let’s get back to the toppings.
First up, the egg. Like I mentioned above, I never really got the idea of having an egg on a burger until I tried it at a new burger place. The yolk just kind of spills out and creates a sauce all it’s own when you bite into the burger. I seriously feel like I deprived myself for years by not adding eggs to my burgers.
Next up, jalapenos. If you’ve been following the blog for a while you know I love me some heat. I chose to use fresh jalapenos on this burger instead of pickled because the fresh jalapenos add the perfect amount of heat and crunch.
Finally, what I think of as the star of the burger show: Bacon Aioli.
And it was not what I intended to do at all.
I love when things work out like that.
You see, I actually just planned to make this a bacon, egg and jalapeno burger so I started cooking the bacon. Then Kellan asked me to help him pick out a movie. And if you’ve ever tried to help a very independent toddler pick out anything you know it can take some time.
Well it took more time then I realized and I burnt the bacon. Well some of the bacon, I was able to salvage 3 pieces. Three pieces however, wouldn’t be enough to serve alone on the burgers so I had to figure out another way to use it. I started thinking, bacon ranch…bacon mayo…then it hit me: Bacon Aioli.
This is a quick version of aioli using mayonnaise instead of raw eggs. But it still has the olive oil, garlic and lemon like traditional aioli.
And of course the bacon.
The result is a creamy, bright sauce that I could pretty much slather on everything. I’m already trying to find more excuses to use it in the very near future.
In the meantime, I’ll continue enjoying this burger. :)
JosieJune 7, 2021 at 7:33 am
Oh my, sooooo good
DesereeJune 7, 2021 at 9:21 am
Yay! Glad you enjoyed it!
Cyndi - My Kitchen CrazeFebruary 5, 2015 at 8:39 am
I always thought it was weird too? I think I need to try these burgers because I love over medium fried eggs. And thank gosh you burnt that bacon because bacon aioli sounds like heaven!! Yum! Pinned!
KianoFebruary 4, 2015 at 11:24 pm
The creamy richness from the yolk, with the spice from the jalapeno. Flavor combo from heaven!
Becky | The Cookie RookieFebruary 4, 2015 at 2:54 pm
So brilliant! Looks amazing!
Tammi @ Momma's MealsFebruary 4, 2015 at 2:04 pm
Why have I not topped my burgers with a fried egg before? I love this Aioli as well….Just pinned! Genius!
ShannonFebruary 4, 2015 at 9:34 am
I love happy accidents like bacon aioli!! Yum! I can’t wait to give it a try. I have some slider buns just begging for burgers – this would be a hit. It looks so yummy!
Miranda Payne CouseFebruary 4, 2015 at 8:22 am
I have never had a fried egg on a burger and now am dying to give it a try! I think I definitely have to pin this recipe and remake it. Jalapenos, fried eggs, bacon aioli, I’m completely invested.
the wicked noodleFebruary 4, 2015 at 5:55 am
I could not agree more about fried eggs on top of burgers!! It’s one of my favorite things in the world. LOVE the jalapenos and bacon aioli on this, too – this is my perfect burger!
fakegingerFebruary 4, 2015 at 5:26 am
I am so with you about the egg. And now I’m going to insist that all burgers have bacon aioli on them, too!
A Family FeastFebruary 4, 2015 at 5:25 am
I love everything about this burger and I totally agree – a fried egg SHOULD be on every burger! (As well as bacon and aioli!) Yummy!
Rachel CooksFebruary 4, 2015 at 3:40 am
Now THIS is a burger. Loving that aioli!
Michelle De La Cerda-NashFebruary 4, 2015 at 1:24 am
A fried eggs is pretty much home on anything. This looks fab.