The "Everything" Burger


  • 2 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil
  • 2 fresh jalapenos, sliced
  • 1lb 90/10 ground beef
  • 1 cup freshly shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4lb bacon (4 slices), crisped
  • 4 eggs
  • blackberry jam or grape jelly
  • Sea salt and black pepper


  1. Heat oil in large cast iron or heavy bottomed skillet over medium-high heat. Add jalapenos, then fry until golden brown (1-2 minutes) flipping once. (A splatter screen is helpful to place on top of the skillet.) Remove jalapenos to a paper towel-lined plate to drain, then sprinkle lightly with salt.
  2. Season ground beef with salt and pepper, then shape into four patties. Add patties to skillet (or grill) and cook for 3 minutes, or until golden brown on one side. Flip, then cook for 3 more minutes, or until golden brown on the other side.
  3. Meanwhile, heat another large skillet over medium-high heat. Spray with nonstick spray then crack in 4 eggs. Season the tops with salt and pepper then cook for 2 minutes. Place a lid on top then cook for another 1-2 minutes, or until top is no longer runny. Remove skillet from heat.
  4. Place cheeseburgers on bottom bun then top with bacon, egg, fried jalapenos, and jam or jelly, then serve.