Hamburgers with Grilled Bacon, Fried Egg, Avocado on Focaccia

Serving Size: 3


  • 1 Pound 80/20 ground meat formed into 8 ounce patties
  • 4 Assorted berries: strawberries, raspberries and blackberries
  • 6 slices thick-cut bacon
  • non-stick cooking spray
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 leaves red leaf lettuce
  • 1 Ounce butter, melted
  • 1 loaf of focaccia bread, sliced into hamburger buns
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 avocado, thinly sliced
  • 1 vine ripe tomato, thinly sliced
  • assorted berries


  1. On a hot grill cook the hamburgers to desired temperature. NOTE: should take 5 to 7 minutes on each side to achieve a medium internal temperature.
  2. When you flip the hamburgers, add the bacon to the grill and cook until crispy. NOTE: The fat in the bacon will cause flames and smoke so be sure to turn often to avoid burning.
  3. Place a small non-stick skillet with non-stick spray on the grill and cook the egg to over medium and set aside.
  4. Once everything is almost finished, brush the inside of the focaccia bread with the melted butter and place on the grill to toast.  NOTE: Should only take 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. To Plate: Place the burger on the bun with the cheese, egg, bacon, avocado and serve with lettuce, tomato, onion and fresh berries on the side.


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