Breakfast Burger Recipe

I love serving breakfast for dinner and these breakfast burgers are one of my all-time favourite dishes. The recipe below includes instructions for homemade pork burgers, but if you want to save time, you can always swap homemade burgers for shop-bought ones.



These burgers are made with pork mince because the resulting flavour is almost like a pork sausage that you’d get in a full English breakfast. If you’ve only got beef or chicken mince available, you can make your burgers out of either of these. But for the full breakfast flavour, I definitely recommend you go for pork mince.

This breakfast burger recipe makes two burgers, but you can easily halve or increase the ingredients to make as few or as many burgers as you want. I serve my breakfast burgers with homemade potato wedges seasoned with dried sage, onion powder and paprika, but they go just as well with ordinary chips or even salad if you’re looking for a lighter option.


  • 200g pork mince
  • 20g breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon dried sage
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Olive oil/vegetable oil/sunflower oil for frying
  • 2 slices smoked bacon
  • 4 button mushrooms
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 burger buns


  1. Preheat the oven to 150⁰C. In a medium-size bowl, stir together the pork mince, breadcrumbs, egg, dried sage and salt.
  2. Evenly divide the mixture into two and shape each half into a burger.
  3. In a large saucepan over a medium-high heat with a drizzle of oil, fry the bacon and mushrooms to your liking. Place in an oven-safe dish and pop them into the preheated oven so they can keep warm whilst the rest of the dish is being cooked.
  4. Put the burgers in the same frying pan and cook for about 3 minutes on each side, or until fully cooked through. Place the burgers in the warm oven with the bacon and mushrooms.
  5. Add some more oil into the frying pan and drop in two round metal rings for frying eggs. Crack each egg into the metal rings and cook for 1-2 minutes if you like your yolks runny or 3-4 minutes if you like them solid.
  6. To assemble, place each burger onto the bottom halves of the burger buns. Top with the fried eggs, mushrooms, bacon and top burger halves. Serve immediately whilst hot with chips, potato wedges or salad.

This recipe was developed by food blogger Nicola. She blogs over at Pink Recipe Box, where she shares her easy recipes, helping cooking tips and overall deliciousness with her readers three times each week.