Cooper Cheese Hash Brown Breakfast Burger

Slice Slice SLICE 4 4 SERVES: 4

In the grand scheme of breakfast sandwiches, there’s a lot to be said for the merits of sandwiching breakfast foods with yet more breakfast foods. Because sometimes a bun or bread isn’t enough. You’ve got to use French toast, or pancakes, or waffles … OR get really crazy and sandwich your sandwich with hash browns. That’s right. Hash browns. With eggs and bacon and sausage, and loads of Cooper Cheese. It’s like a skillet you can eat with your hands. Which is pretty amazing.

INGREDIENTS

8 frozen hash brown patties
8 pieces bacon, cooked to a crisp
8 slices Cooper Sharp White cheese
4 large eggs
12 ounces ground beef
8 ounces ground turkey breakfast sausage
salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon olive oil

DIRECTIONS

Prepare hash brown patties according to package directions.

While hash browns are baking, in a medium bowl, gently mix together the ground beef and ground turkey breakfast sausage. Season meat with salt and pepper and mix well.

Portion the meat into 4 sections, forming into 4-inch patties. In a medium pan on medium-high heat, fry patties 6-8 minutes per side until internal temperature reaches 165°F and there’s no pink in the centers. While burgers are finishing up, layer 2 slices of Cooper Cheese on each burger patty. Cover with a lid to melt the cheese, about 30 seconds. Remove cheesy burgers from heat and set aside.

Heat a medium skillet on medium-low heat and coat with olive oil. Crack eggs into the skillet and cook until whites are set but yolks are soft. Season with salt and pepper.

Assemble your burgers:

Using one hash brown patty as your bottom bun, add 2 pieces of bacon crisscrossing each other. Top the bacon with 1 egg. Place burger patty with Cooper Cheese on top of the egg and cover with another hash brown patty.

Serve and enjoy!