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Sunny Side Up Burger


Sun Dried Tomato Sauce:
1 ½ cup dry red wine
14 sun dried tomatoes
1 tablespoon fresh mint leaves
1 ½ tablespoons basil
2 small shallots
1 teaspoon curry powder
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons tomato paste
1 roasted red pepper from jar
1 tablespoon Grill Mates Barbeque seasoning
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground pepper
Juice from 1 lemon
6 thin slices of fresh mozzarella cheese
6 large boston lettuce leaves
6 medium eggs
6 whole wheat hamburger buns – tops with a 1 inch hole cut out from center 
1 ¾ lbs. ground sirloin
3 tablespoons cumin powder
2 tablespoons coriander powder
1 ½ tablespoons cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon ground black pepper
2 tablespoons sweet paprika powder
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons Liquid Smoke
2 tablespoons dried thyme
3 tablespoons brown sugar
8 cloves of garlic minced
1 small red onion diced
2 cups bread crumbs
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large egg
6 tablespoons canola oil, for brushing the grill rack


Directions: Put sun dried tomatoes in a bowl with the wine. Let soak for 45 minutes to one hour. Set aside. In a large bowl mix together all patty ingredients. Let mixture sit in the refrigerator for at least 45 minutes to one hour. After approximately one hour form meat mixture into 6 - ¾ inch thick patties. Cover for 10 minutes at room temperature. Light a gas grill. Get grill heated to 300° degrees. In a small saucepan heat sun dried tomatoes and wine on medium heat until wine is reduced halfway. Take off grill and let cool 2 or 3 minutes. Combine tomato reduction and the rest of the sauce ingredients in a food processor and blend. Set aside. Brush the grill rack with the Canola oil. Grill patties on Medium High heat –between 350° and 400° degrees - 5-6 minutes on each side until medium well. 2 minutes before hamburger patties are done cook 6 eggs on an upper grill rack. Spray a small frying pan with olive oil and cook eggs sunny side up until yolk is firm. Put buns with a 1 inch hole cut out from the tops on the grill to warm up. Place a patty on each bottom bun. Top with one slice of mozzarella cheese, 2 tablespoons of the Sun Dried Tomato Sauce, one lettuce leaf, then one egg. Make sure the egg yolk is centered in the middle- some may have to be trimmed. Top the burger with the top bun so that the yolk is showing through. Enjoy!


Sunny Side Up refers to the egg yolk showing through a hole on the top of the bun. Looks like a sunshine bun!