Breakfast Cheeseburgers with Smoky Tomato Jam

Breakfast Cheeseburgers with Smoky Tomato Jam

  • Author: Molly
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


These are no ordinary burger. Think breakfast meets summer grilling. Burgers piled high with bacon, cheese, avocado, runny eggs, and smoky tomato jam. Heaven on a bun!



For the Tomato Jam:

  • 2 lbs ripe tomatoes, cored and chopped
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, stemmed and chopped (seeds removed if you don’t want spice)
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and smashed
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

For the Burgers:

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 6 slices sharp cheddar cheese
  • 6 slices cooked bacon
  • 6 eggs, poached or fried to desired doneness
  • Greens or microgreens
  • Burger buns


For the Tomato Jam:

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a medium saucepan and place over medium-high heat. Stirring frequently, bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook, stirring frequently, for 45 minutes or until the tomatoes and peppers have broken down and the mixture has thickened.
  2. Taste and adjust seasoning, as needed. If a smoother consistency is preferred, pulse the mixture in a food processor. Cool to room temperature and store in the fridge in an airtight container.

For the Burgers:

  1. Preheat the grill to high.
  2. Season the beef generously with salt and pepper and then form into six burger patties. Add to the hot grill and cook for 4-5 minutes per side, depending on how “well” you like your burger.
  3. While the burgers are grilling, cook the eggs.
  4. Assemble the burgers with desired toppings. For a full breakfast burger effect, top the burgers with sliced cheese, bacon, an egg, greens, and generous slathering of the tomato jam. Serve immediately.

  • Category: Dinner

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