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Michael Symon's Lola Burger

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A burger with a breakfast twist!
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Michael gave the classic bacon cheeseburger a breakfast twist that you've got to try! It's one of his signature dishes.

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  • 8 slices Bacon 
  • 8oz Ground Sirloin 
  • 8oz Ground Short Ribs 
  • 8oz Ground Brisket 
  • 4 thin slices Cheddar 
  • 4 English Muffins (split) 
  • 4 large Eggs 
  • 1 Dill Pickle (thinly sliced) 
  • 1/2 cup Pickled Red Onions 
  • 4 teaspoons Spicy Ketchup
  • sriracha hot sauce
  • Kosher Salt and Cracked Black Pepper
  • cayenne pepper
  • to taste
step-by-step directions We've Made Cooking As Easy As 1-2-3! printer friendly version 
  • 1
    Build a medium-hot fire in your grill or preheat a stovetop grill pan.
  • 2
    8 slices Bacon
    Cook the bacon in a sauté pan over medium-high heat, turning once, until crisp (about 5 minutes). Remove the bacon to paper towels to drain. Reserve the bacon fat in the pan.
  • 3
    8oz Ground Sirloin 
    8oz Ground Short Ribs 
    8oz Ground Brisket 
    Kosher Salt and Cracked Black Pepper
    Combine the sirloin, short ribs, and brisket together and form into 4 patties (about 3 1/2 inches in diameter each). Season the patties with salt and cracked black pepper, to taste. 
  • 4
    4 thin slices Cheddar
    Put the burgers on the grill or in the grill pan and cook for 3 minutes. Flip and top each burger with a slice of cheese. Grill for 3 minutes for medium- rare. Remove them to a plate. 
  • 5
    4 English Muffins, split
    4 large Eggs
    Add the English muffins to the grill or grill pan and toast for 1 minute. Cook the eggs sunny side up in the bacon fat while the burgers rest.
  • 6
    1 Dill Pickle, thinly sliced
    1/2 cup Pickled Red Onions
    4 teaspoons Spicy Ketchup
    Build the burgers by sandwiching them between the muffin halves along with pickle slices, red onion, bacon, an egg, and some spicy ketchup.
  • 7

    Note: To make spicy ketchup combine equal amounts of ketchup with Sriracha hot sauce (or the hot sauce of your choice). Season with cayenne pepper to taste.


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