After toying with a few "mile high" ingredients for my Denver Bronco's burger, I found a way to work in the best of the Denver omelet ingredients...and yes, it is a damn tall burger.

To start, I sauté off some red and green peppers (you can use hot or mild) along with some onions, the three of which I use as a topping for a beef patty. But of course, that's only part of it.  I also added a few strips of bacon (never be shy about the amount of bacon) but the true topper, which adds a ton of richness & flavor, is a sunny side up egg, covered in melted cheddar. Throw it all on the seared burger, and you've got a burger I hope any Broncos fan would recognize.

Ingredients

  • 1 burger bun
  • 5 ounces of ground lamb (or use ground beef if lamb is not your thing)
  • 3 Bacon strips
  • 2 ounces of grated Cheddar cheese 
  • 1 egg 
  • Mayo
  • Half a red bell pepper, chopped
  • Half a green bell pepper, chopped
  • Half an onion, chopped
  • Salt
  • Fresh ground black pepper
  • Olive oil

Directions

  1. Saute peppers and onions in oil over a medium-high heat.  Season with salt and pepper, and cook until wilted down a bit – about 15 minutes.
  2. Cook the bacon in a separate pan.
  3. Form the ground lamb into a dimpled patty, and season on both sides with salt and pepper.  
  4. Sear the patty in a hot oiled pan over a high heat for about 3 minutes on each side.
  5. Cover the pan with a screen to avoid splattering.
  6. Once cooked, remove the patty from the pan and set it aside to rest. 
  7. In a clean, oiled, non-stick pan, fry an egg sunny side up. 
  8. After about a minute, cover the pan with a lid for a minute.
  9. Lift lid, add shredded cheese, replace lid, and cook for another minute or two.  
  10. Spread mayo on half the plated bun.
  11. Add the cooked patty.
  12. Top with the sauteed pepper and onion.
  13. Top with the fried egg.
  14. Add the bacon.
  15. Place top of bun and cut the sandwich in half.  

Imagine all of those magnificent Denver Omelet ingredients, thrown onto the perfectly seared lamb patty.  It's a burger any Broncos fan can relate to.

Total Time: 
45minutes
Prep Time: 
25minutes
Cook Time: 
20minutes
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main
Main Ingredient: 
Hamburgers