Double Cheeseburgers with Basil, Bacon, and Egg

Double Cheeseburgers with Basil, Bacon, and Egg
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
30 mins
Grill Time:
6 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 1 recipe Bacon Aioli*, or garlic and bacon flavored mayo

  • 1 ½ pound ground beef chuck (80% lean)

  • ¼ cup finely snipped fresh flat-leaf Italian parsley

  • 2 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted and cooled to room temperature

  • 4 ounce mozzarella or smoked mozzarella cheese, coarsely shredded

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil (optional)

  • 4 eggs (optional)

  • Kosher or sea salt

  • 4 hamburger buns

  • Freshly basil leave

Bacon Ailoi

  • 16 cloves garlic, unpeeled (about 1 head)

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 8 slices thick-sliced bacon, chopped

  • 1 cup mayonnaise


  1. Prepare Bacon Aioli; set aside.

  2. Build charcoal fire or preheat gas grill for direct cooking. In a large bowl gently mix ground beef, parsley, butter, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and form into 8 patties, about 1/4-inch thick and 4 inches in diameter.

  3. If desired, pour oil into large skillet fitted with lid, over medium heat. When it shimmers, crack each egg into small bowl and then tip each egg into pan. Sprinkle them lightly with salt and pepper, and cover. Cook eggs until desired doneness. Transfer eggs to plate.

  4. Place patties on grill over medium heat (about 400°F); grill covered 6 minutes, turning once halfway through* and topping with cheese the last 1 minute of grilling. Remove from grill. Spread 2 tablespoons of Bacon Aioli on cut sides of buns. Stack 2 patties on a bun bottom. Top with fried egg, if desired, and bun top.

Bacon Ailoi

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Place garlic on a medium piece of foil, drizzle with olive oil, seal up foil, and bake about 20 minutes or until garlic is very soft.

  2. Meanwhile, heat large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chopped bacon and cook, stirring occasionally, until crisp, 7 or 8 minutes. Use slotted spoon to transfer bacon to plate lined with paper towels.

  3. When garlic is soft, remove from oven, unwrap, and squeeze cloves out of skins into a small bowl. Mash with a fork. Add bacon and mayonnaise and stir to combine.


Store any leftover Bacon Aioli in refrigerator; use within 3 days.


The higher fat beef chuck and butter may cause flare-ups. Keep a squirt bottle filled with water handy to extinguish flames, and move burgers to a cooler zone on the grill, if needed.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

822 Calories
62g Fat
25g Carbs
39g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 822
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 62g 79%
Saturated Fat 21g 105%
Cholesterol 150mg 50%
Sodium 1061mg 46%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 39g
Vitamin C 8.9mg 44%
Calcium 343.3mg 26%
Iron 4.9mg 27%
Potassium 562mg 12%
Fatty acids, total trans 2g
Folate, total 64.5mcg
Vitamin B-12 2.9mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.5mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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