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Rise and Shine Burger with a Fried Egg, Grilled Potato Slice, Canadian Bacon and a Rosemary Worcestershire Ketchup


Worcestershire Rosemary Ketchup
1/2 cup bottled ketchup
1 Tbsp. fresh rosemary leaves finely chopped
1 Tbsp. Worcestershire
1/2 tsp. ground pepper

2 lbs. ground chuck
2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. freshly ground pepper
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup onion, finely chopped

Fried Eggs
1 Tbsp. butter
1/2 Tbsp. olive oil
6 fresh eggs
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
1 Tbsp. chives, finely chopped

Grilled potato slices
1 russet potato, sliced (1/8" thick clices)
2 tsp. olive oil
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. ground pepper
1 tsp. granulated garlic

Vegetable oil for brushing on grill rack
6 slices American cheese
6 slices Canadian Bacon
6 English Muffins, split


Prepare a medium-hot fire in a charcoal grill with a cover, or preheat a gas grill to medium-high

To make the Worcestershire Rosemary Ketchup, combine the ketchup, rosemary, Worcestershire and black pepper in a small bowl and stir to combine. Cover the ketchup and refrigerate.

To make the patties, place the ground chuck in a large mixing bowl and add the salt, pepper, garlic and onion. Combine well, handling the meat as little as possible. Over handling the meat will cause the burgers to be tough. Form 6 patties, cover and refrigerate.

For the potatoes, brush each slice with the oil and sprinkle with the salt, pepper and the granulated garlic. Place each slice on the grill rack and cook for 4-6 minutes a side or until the potato is cooked through. Pull off the grill, cover with foil and set aside.

For the fried eggs, heat the butter and oil in a large fireproof, non-stick skillet on the grill over medium heat. When the butter is melted, crack the 6 eggs into the skillet. Sprinkle the eggs with the salt, pepper and the chives. Cook the eggs for 3-4 minutes on the first side. Flip the eggs and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes or until the yolk begins to set. Remove the eggs, cover with foil and set aside.

Brush the grill rack with the oil. Place the patties on the rack, cover and cook for 4-5 minutes per side, turning the burgers once. During the last 2 minutes of grilling add the cheese on top of the patty to melt. At the same time, place the Canadian bacon on the grill rack to warm. In addition, place the English muffins, cut side down around the outer edges of the grill to toast.

To assemble the burgers, place a patty on each English muffin bottom. Place a piece of Canadian bacon on the patty followed by a potato, fried egg and a generous amount of ketchup. Add the English muffin top and serve.

Serves 6


On April 20th, 2006, my daughter Lauren Murphy Rheem was born. After a pregnancy of uncertainty, she came into this great world with a smile. Almost immediately, we noticed things about her that were different. We began to learn terms like "tracheomalacia, simian crease, hydroneuphrosis, low tone and developmental delays." Her features were a little bit off. She had trouble breathing and eating and her muscles were so limp that most activities like walking, let alone sitting up, seemed like an impossible dream that may never be fulfilled. As the months went by, our doctors advised us to stay home so that her immune system could develop in the protection of our own house. Most, if not all, of my hobbies were put on the back burner, (golf, dining out, fly fishing and traveling), so I could devote all of my time to my then 4 year old son, who is the best big brother ever, my wonderful wife, who is an angel, and of course my daughter. I have always enjoyed cooking and watching the food network, but it became my outlet quickly. I watched nearly every show and spent many evenings and weekends experimenting in the kitchen trying to replicate dishes from favorite restaurants or parts of the world we have visited.

This burger comes from those many nights of experimenting in the kitchen. This Burger has been tested over and over, sampled by my kids and wife and I can promise you it comes from the heart. By the way, miracles do come true. My daughter, who has been diagnosed with a rare chromosome disorder called Trisomy 9p, just turned three and she took her first steps with that same smile that she brought into this world. I hope that this burger brings a smile to your face!