Maple Dijon Breakfast Burger

Maple Dijon Breakfast Burger

It’s all about moderation when it comes to be healthy and making good choices… Now, that doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy the foods you love.

For example I will eat this entire maple dijon breakfast burger – a juicy burger with a fried egg and maple-dijon sauce -but I won’t have a bun… It’s all about your choices and I’d rather skip out on the bread and still fully enjoy this burger. The flavor combination in this dish is incredible, between the meat, egg and sauce – so you’re not missing out on the bun at all 😉

Eat the things you enjoy in a healthier way… Stop looking at food like, “Oh, I can’t have that,” and look at it like, “What can I do to make that a little healthier?” Or even, “I can have this, but maybe just without the bun or the cheese”.

Don’t stop yourself from enjoying the things you love!

Oh, and by cutting out the bun you may even have room for some dessert… score!

Maple Dijon Breakfast Burger - Cooking Up Happiness

This maple dijon breakfast burger is so incredibly flavorful! The combinations are just killer, from the juiciness of the burger to the perfectly fried egg with the runny yolk, and the sweet creaminess of the sauce. Combined, it just creates this mouthwatering flavor punch of a dish!

In fact, it’s so rich and delectable you might not even be able to finish it!

How To Lighten This Up More: Change the grass-fed beef burger to a chicken or turkey burger. Either way, you can’t go wrong with this combination.

Maple Dijon Breakfast Burger - Cooking Up Happiness

Maple Dijon Breakfast Burger Ingredients:

For the Burgers:

2 1/4-lb. grass-fed beef burgers
salt & pepper (to taste)
worcestershire sauce
2 tsp. coconut oil
2 eggs
1/2 tbsp. unsalted butter

For the Maple-Dijon Sauce:

2 tbsp. dijon mustard
2 tbsp. pure maple syrup
1-2 tbsp. greek yogurt (to thicken sauce)

Optional:

sliced cheese
buns

Directions:

To Make the Maple-Dijon Sauce:

  1. Combine dijon, maple syrup and greek yogurt in a small bowl and whisk together until fully combined.
  2. Refrigerate until ready to use.

To Make the Burgers:

  1. Take 1/4lb. burgers and season both sides with salt and pepper. Drizzle both sides with worcestershire sauce about 1 tsp for each burger, rub into the burger to distribute.
  2. In a large skillet heat 2 tsp. coconut oil on medium-high heat.
  3. Once pan is heated, add burgers to the hot pan and immediately turn heat down to medium.
  4. Cook for 4-5 minutes on each side for medium/medium rare burger, add cheese if desired (I added some cheddar cheese). Set burgers to the side to let them rest.
  5. In a smaller skillet heat butter on medium-low. Once butter is melted, swirl around to coat the pan.
  6. Add eggs to buttered skillet and cook for 2 minutes, then cover and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes until white is fully cooked and yolk is still runny. Season with sea salt and pepper.
  7. Take fried eggs and place on top of burgers. Drizzle with maple-dijon sauce and serve.

Maple Dijon Breakfast Burger - Cooking Up Happiness

Nutritional Information:

Servings: 2
Serving Size: 1 burger with 1 fried egg + sauce (1/2 the amount)

Calories: 415
Fat: 27 g. *
Carbohydrates: 16 g.
Fiber: 1 g
Sugar: 15 g.
Protein: 27 g

*  To lower the fat, swap out a grass-fed beef burger for a lean beef, turkey, or chicken burger. Remember that the fat is a little higher on this dish, but having it once and a while isn’t a bad thing. Also, the red meat and the fat from the meat, coconut oil and butter are good for you in moderation. So don’t be discouraged by the numbers as long as you account for it and only indulge once in a while.

Maple Dijon Breakfast Burger - Cooking Up Happiness

Emily

EMILY NESS is a full-time food and lifestyle author who’s passionate about developing simple yet mouth-watering recipes that anyone can make. Since founding her website CookingUpHappiness.com in 2013, she’s went on to share her passion for cooking healthy and tasty recipes with the thousands of people around the world.
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2 Comments

  1. Anna Rebecca on March 3, 2016 at 3:03 pm

    omg yum that looks delicious!

    • Emily on March 5, 2016 at 9:13 am

      Thank you!! The sauce is killer… I would say it makes the dish!

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