De Ma Cuisine



February 2012



Bacon and Egg Burgers Yay!!! – Episode 11

Written by , Posted in A Cooking Show with Rachel O, Abundant Harvest Organics, This Week's Feast, Thoughts

Let’s dig in to some homemade burgers that are topped with bacon and a fried egg. Oh yes! Oh yum! Bacon = always a favorite. Burgers = also a favorite. Fried eggs… Husband loves them on burgers, so I thought I’d give ’em a try. I’ve paired them with roasted veggies from my weekly box of produce from Abundant Harvest Organics. The bacon, olive oil, and eggs, are all available as add-ons from AHO too! 

Let’s be honest. In the calorie department, this might not be the lowest-cal meal. But, it’s not what I would consider junk food either (in part, because it’s homemade, so I know what’s in it). Let’s take a look at some of the many benefits of this meal:

Beef: Good source of protein, vitamin B12 and B6 (both important for proper cellular function), zinc, and iron. (1)

Eggs: Good source of protein. Promote heart health and important components in brain health. (1)

Broccoli: One of the most nutrient dense foods, rich in vitamin C, high in folic acid and fiber. (1)

Cauliflower: Vitamin K and C. Good source of fiber. (1)

Potatoes: Potassium, vitamins B6 and C, dietary fiber. (1)

Brussels Sprouts: Folic acid, vitamins C and K, beta-carotene, cancer-fighting phytochemicals in the form of glucosinolates. (1)

If it’s important to you to eat low-cal (or if you don’t like something I’ve got in the burger), we can still be friends. There are ways to change things a bit. You could: Use turkey bacon instead of pork. (I’ve never tried turkey bacon. I don’t know if the flavor of another type of bacon would be as good. But, do what you need to do.) You could use ground turkey or chicken instead of beef. (Why is it called beef, instead of ground cow?) You could even do a half-bean, half-meat burger. (If you try this, will you let me know how it is? I kinda want to try it.) Don’t add cheese (I’m not using cheese, but just saying, if you were going to, you could think twice). Or, just do as I did: Moderation. I ate this for dinner. I knew I was going to. So, for lunch, I didn’t have a huge meal. There. Done. Calories accounted for, dinner enjoyed without guilt.

Do you want the recipe? I was hoping you’d ask! Follow along and cook with me!

Bacon and Egg Burgers

Last modified on 2012-12-01 02:25:01 GMT. 0 comments. Top.

Bacon and Egg Burgers
Recipe Type: Burger, Main, Dinner
Author: Rachel Oberg – De Ma Cuisine
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 15 mins
Total time: 30 mins
Serves: 4
Think bacon and eggs is just for breakfast? How about on a burger? No, I’m not kidding.
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 t sweet paprika
  • 1 T chili powder
  • Chili & Garlic Smoked Sea Salt (or regular salt, and some red pepper flakes)
  • pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1 T red wine vinegar
  • juice from one small orange
  • 1/4 C oats (or breadcrumbs)
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 4 eggs
  • lettuce
  • spinach
  • tomato
  • hamburger buns
  1. Cook bacon. Drain all fat. Combine meat with seasonings, 1 egg, oats, vinegar, and olive oil. Mix with hands (don’t overmix). Form 4 patties, pressing down in the middle slightly.
  2. Cook burgers in bacon pan over med heat, for a few minutes (or until bottom is no longer raw, and is browned). Flip, cover, turn down heat (if necessary) and cook until internal temperature reaches 160F. Let rest while eggs fry. Top with bacon, egg, lettuce, spinach, tomato, and any condiments.

These burgers kinda fell apart and had to be re-shaped when I put them into the pan. BUT, they were juicy and moist after they were cooked, so totally worth it!

Roasted Veggies

Last modified on 2012-07-18 22:41:10 GMT. 6 comments. Top.

Roasted Veggies
Recipe Type: Side, Veggies, Roasted
Author: Rachel Oberg – De Ma Cuisine
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 35 mins
Total time: 45 mins
Serves: 4
I love just about any veggie if it’s roasted in the oven. So yummy!
  • 4 sm.-med. potatoes (I used red), cut into wedges
  • 1 large bowlful: broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts
  • olive oil
  • salt (or Chili & Garlic Smoked Sea Salt)
  • pepper
  • 1 T chili powder
  • 1 t paprika
  • pinch cayenne
  1. Pre-heat oven to 400F. Toss potatoes with seasonings. Toss veggies with seasonings. Spread potatoes on one tray, veggies on another. Bake potatoes for about 15 minutes. Add veggies to oven, and bake an additional 15-20 minutes (or until veggies are slightly browned).

These burgers kinda fell apart and had to be re-shaped when I put them into the pan. BUT, they were juicy and moist after they were cooked, so totally worth it!


Because he’s cute and appears in this week’s episode: Brando.

This meal can be found on Wednesday of this week’s menu.

Thank you to the sponsors of this episode: Bari Olive Oil Company, Burroughs Family Farms, Llano Seco Organic Pork, Molly Jenson. 

Source: (1) Encyclopedia of Healing Foods, 2005, Murray, Michael N.D., Pizzorno, Joseph N.D., and Pizzorno, Lara.


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