Aussie Burgers 02-Oct-2011

The times I’ve visited Australia have been magical, in no small part because of the way they make some food their own. The hamburger, a traditional American fry-out food, is transformed into something glorious here. What really makes it aussie is “put an egg onnit”.


  • 4 kaiser rolls, split
  • 1 pound of ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, sliced into discs
  • 1 or 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • slices of cheese to top: Cheddar, Swiss, Provolone, Muenster, etc
  • 4 slices canadian bacon (or back bacon)
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 pineapple rings
  • 1 large tomato, sliced
  • 4 lettuce leaves

various condiments: (very optional)

  • ketchup, aka “red sauce”
  • mustard
  • mayo
  • dill relish


  1. split and toast the 4 Kaiser rolls

  2. make 4 patties out of the ground beef and cook them on a grill, or fry in a pan

  3. in a medium hot skillet, add some butter and fry up the onions and garlic. fry until translucent, or continue until carmelized. remove onions, set aside.

  4. crack the eggs into the still hot skillet and fry up (in some places, they break the yoke, in others, they don’t, your choice, mate). Cook eggs until yolks are solid, turning once. remove and set aside.

  5. fry up the canadian bacon until it’s browned on each side. remove and set aside.

  6. turn the heat up to high. fry the pineapple rings until just slightly browned on each side. Remove from heat, set aside.


  1. set the bottom half of the kaiser roll on the plate.

  2. lay on some of the sautéed onion and garlic.

  3. add the burger patty.

  4. top with cheese, then canadian bacon, then the fried egg

  5. add the pineapple slice, tomato slice and leaf of lettuce

  6. dress the top of the bun with whatever condiments you’d like