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Sunday Brunch: Cheeseburger and Egg Grilled Cheese Recipe

The ultimate cheesy brunch: buttery toasted country slices sandwiching two all beef patties, an over easy egg, and ALL the cheese!

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April is Grilled Cheese Month (who invents these things?!) and even though I’m not really about random food days/months, I’m all about grilled cheese, so bring it on! We couldn’t let the month pass by without eating grilled cheese so we celebrated with this big breakfast monster: crusty country bread, two beef patties, an over easy egg, and so much cheese.

This guy is essentially a patty melt: a burger on bread, instead of in a bun. Patty melts are classic diner food and I’m sad to say that I’ve never actually had one, in a diner. I love diners and diner food in general, so this is kind of my kind of grilled cheese.

There’s something romantic about diners – the passing through of people, the cracked booths, the endless cups of coffee. Sometimes Mike and I drive around, looking for random diners with those scalloped paper placemats, old school salt and pepper shakers, and glass bottles of ketchup. We’ll order coffee – black for him, sweet and milky for me – and a giant plate of fries, to have with ketchup and plenty of black pepper. We’ll stay for what feels like forever, our hands slick with french fry grease, our knees touching under the table, and our dreams, spoken out loud, but quietly, in the way that you only do with your best friend.

Wishing you a happy Sunday, filled with hope, grilled cheese, and french fries,
xoxo steph

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Cheeseburger and Egg Grilled Cheese Recipe
makes 1 sandwich



  • 6 oz lean ground beef
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • oil for the pan
  • 2 slices of your favorite bread
  • 1-2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 over easy egg
  • 1 cup shredded cheese of choice

Divide the ground beef into two and pat into very thin patties, the shape of your bread. Season both sides with salt and pepper. Heat a heavy bottomed pan over high heat and add a bit of oil. Cook the patties, pressing down to get a good sear, until very brown, about 1-2 minutes. Flip and cook the other side. Remove from the pan.

Build your sandwich, buttered bread facing outwards: bread, cheese, burger, cheese, burger, cheese, egg, cheese, bread. Grill on medium low until golden brown and toasty and cheese is melted, flipping once. Enjoy!

It’s Sunday! You know what that means: it’s time for Sunday Brunch. Why don’t you skip the line and make brunch at home this week? The coffee’s truly bottomless, the booze doesn’t have a crazy markup and you can chill out in your pajamas. Every Sunday I’ll post a brunch recipe. Soon you won’t be asking, where should we go for brunch – instead it’ll be, what should we make for brunch today?

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2 Comments

  1. That smoking burger pic is AMAZING. This seems like the world’s most brilliant idea to me, TBH … ! That GIF is making me all kinds of hungry and I just ate DINNER. Sheesh!!! xo

  2. stanp says:

    Those sandwiches look (and I’m sure taste) out of this world !

    Have to try them !.

    First time on you blog but will be back !