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Mick Duckworth's Breakfast Burgers Recipe

Mick Duckworth's Breakfast Burgers

Rating 5-0 out of 5 - Most cooks definitely will make this recipe again

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I wondered whether I was being rational by including this recipe for Breakfast Burgers; after all, it's probably a heart attack on a plate. But it I reasoned that, first, you wouldn't be eating this on a regular basis and second it's great for a late morning brunch.

Mick Duckworth's BreakfastAlso, my old school mate, Mick Duckworth, has just posted on Facebook. He's in USA at the moment and his breakfast was eggs, hash browns, sausage, biscuit and gravy (see pic on the right!). If a decent breakfast is good enough for Mick - it's certainly good enough for me!

So in honour of a man who knows his breakfasts, I hereby rename this recipe Mick Duckworth's Breakfast Burgers, and my god bless all those who sail in her!

      Preparation Time: 10 Minutes

      Cooking Time: 15 Minutes

Ingredients for Mick Duckworth's Breakfast Burgers

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to serve 4:
2 tablespoons
2 teaspoons
Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons
drained prepared horseradish sauce
12 oz
lean ground beef (80% lean)
8 oz
spicy sausage (Italian sausage)
salt and pepper
1 tablespoon
3 oz
Cheddar cheese
English muffins
1 large
Peppery greens, like rocket or watercress
4 large


How to Cook Mick Duckworth's Breakfast Burgers

  1. For the dressing, stir the mayonnaise, mustard and horseradish together in a small bowl and set aside.
  2. For the burgers, you can choose any slightly spicy sausage that takes your fancy. What folk in the US call "Italian sausage" most often refers to a style of pork sausage seasoned with fennel and/or anise. In UK, you might choose a sausage with scallions or a Cumberland sausage. Whatever you choose, remove any skin: just use the meat.
  3. Place the ground beef, sausage meat and ¼ teaspoon each of salt and freshly-ground black pepper into a mixing bowl and gently mix. Divide the meat into 4 equal portions and form each into a 4" (10cm) patty.
  4. Melt the butter in a non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat and add the patties. Cook until well browned (about 3-4 minutes) and flip. Top each patty with cheese and continue to cook until the cheese is melted and the burger is just cooked through (about a further 3-4 minutes).
  5. Meanwhile, split and toast the muffins and thickly cut the tomato into 4 slices. Spread the toasted muffins with some of the mustard dressing. On the bottom half of each, place a slice of tomato and, on top of that, a burger patty.
  6. Crack the eggs into the frying pan with the sausage drippings from the burgers and cook to your preference. Place an egg on top of each burger and finish with some rocket or watercress, then the top half of the English muffin. Now invite Mick to join you, and watch those burgers disappear!!

If the cheese on your burger isn't melting quick enough, place a lid on the pan for a minute.
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Reviews of Mick Duckworth's Breakfast Burgers

Rating 5 out of 5 - Many cooks will make this recipe again August 05 2014
Dear completely over-the-top breakfast burger, get in my mouth now! You're calling this a breakfast burger, but really, it is so good it could go for any meal of the day. It's very filling! It combines all the best breakfast ingredients around. Take one bite, and you'll be in food nirvana. I was and so was my husband! It's the ultimate breakfast burger, with a runny egg, sausage and beef patty and plenty of cheese. We went a bit overboard and added some crispy bacon and did them on bagel buns!
(3 reviews)
Rating 5 out of 5 - Many cooks will make this recipe again April 11 2014
Whoever Mick Duckworth is, he deserves our highest praise for inspiring this legendary breakfast burger! The description is right - it is certainly a heart attack on a plate. But it's not something you'd be eating regularly and we had it for a late morning brunch so no lunch! It's actually a brilliant mixture of sausage meat, beef, cheese and egg that just screams "comfort food". I was just about to say, "it's to die for" but maybe that would be pushing my luck!
(5 reviews)

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