And then I saw this little headline while cruising the local news online:
Food Falls Blog: Hamburger Inn closes up shop tomorrow
My Eggburger with Bacon
Preheat your grill (or light the coals, if you're using a charcoal grill). You'll want it screaming hot when you put the burgers down.
Add the salt and pepper to the ground beef and mix it into the beef. I use my hands to make sure it's evenly mixed. Divide the seasoned ground beef into three balls and form into patties. Be sure to wash your hands after handling raw meat!
Put the burgers on the grill. I place mine on the upper rack of our gas grill over medium-high heat and cook each side for 5 - 6 minutes, depending on how you like your burgers done. You can use whatever method works best for you, including broiling or pan-frying, if you don't want to grill. In the last minute or two of grilling, place a slice of cheese on each burger and place the buns - buttered side down - on the grill, if you like toasted buns.
While the cheese melts and the buns toast, fry the eggs to your liking. I prefer over-easy with a soft yolk. It doesn't always work out that way, though!
To assemble: place a cheese-covered burger on the bottom half of a bun, cut or break a slice of bacon in half and place it on top of the burger. Place the fried egg on top of the bacon and add any other condiments you like. Place the top half of the bun on the burger . . .