Umm.

I’m sorry for clogging your arteries first thing in the morning.

See, this is why I stick to pretty basic stuff on the blog. Because when someone gives me permission to go nuts, I do.

This is all Kita’s fault. She has been hosting an epic Burger Month and literally said to us “Make it epic!”

So. Much. Pressure.

I don’t know if Colorado Omelets are actually a thing or just a thing that IHOP created to have something else on their menu but basically it’s an omelet filled with beef, bacon, sausage, green peppers, onions, cheese and then you cover it in salsa.

I love them.

I love them so much that I made them into a burger.

So the burger has the beef in the burger (duh), the bacon, sautéed green peppers and onions, white cheddar cheese, and a yolky egg on top. And then you pour salsa all over it.

(I had sausage links cooked up but decided I needed to rein myself in.)

It’s messy and delicious and as someone who believes that more is more on burgers, I was a big fan. A big, messy fan.

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Colorado Omelet Burger

6 burgers

Ingredients

4 teaspoons olive oil, divided
1 1/12 pounds 80/20 ground chuck
salt and pepper
1 green bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 onion, thinly sliced
white cheddar cheese slices
hamburger buns
6 bacon slices, halved and cooked until crisp
6 eggs
salsa

Instructions

  1. Divide ground chuck into 6 sections and shape into patties. Heat 1 teaspoon of olive oil over medium heat (you could do it on the grill instead!); add 3 patties and cook about 5 minutes on each side or until done. Repeat with another teaspoon of olive oil and the rest of the patties. Once cooked, remove from heat and add a slice of cheese on top.
  2. While your burgers are cooking, add a teaspoon of olive oil to another pan and heat over low heat. Add sliced green peppers and onions and cook, stirring often, until the veggies have softened.
  3. Assemble your burgers before cooking the eggs: put a cheese-covered patty on each bun, add a slice (two halves) of bacon, and a pile of cooked veggies.
  4. Heat the final teaspoon of olive oil over medium heat. Add the eggs, a few at a time, and cooked until the whites are cooked and the yellows are still gooey. Put an egg on top of each burger. Serve hot with salsa on the side to put on top.
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A huge thanks to all of the fun bloggers who were just as inspired by a month of burgers as I was and the awesome companies that have donated prizes to #burgermonth , El Diablo Hot & Spicy Mustard, FireWire Grilling Skewers, Hamilton Beach, KitchenIQ, The Spice House, and Wisconsin Cheese

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