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Au Cheval Burger served open faced so you can see the fried egg.
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5 from 4 votes

Au Cheval Burger

Au Cheval Burger
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time1 hour 30 minutes
Course: Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 3 People
Author: Derek Wolf



  • 85/15 Ground Beef
  • 1.5 tbsp Kosher Salt
  • 1.5 tbsp Black Pepper
  • 1.5 tbsp Garlic Powder
  • Beef Tallow as needed


  • 2 Egg Yolks
  • 1/4 cup Neutral Oil
  • 1 tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 tsp White Vinegar
  • Pinch of Salt


  • Sliced American Cheese
  • Thick Cut Black Pepper Bacon
  • Finely Diced Red Onions
  • Finely Chopped Chives
  • Finely Chopped Pickles
  • Fresh Eggs
  • Burger Buns



  • Add all the ingredients for the mayonnaise to a bowl and blend using an immersion blender.
  • Add more oil if needed to make it thinner.
  • Once it has thickened, set in the fridge till ready to serve.


  • In a bowl, mix all the ingredients for the special sauce then place in the fridge until ready to use.
  • Heat your grill at high heat (around 450F) for direct cooking.
  • Grab a handful of ground beef (around 1/4 lbs… ish) and gently roll it into a ball. Repeat this for 6-8 balls or until you’re out of meat.
  • Add a cast iron skillet or plancha over the flames to heat until it's slightly smoking (about 450 on the skillet).
  • Add a burger ball to the skillet.
  • Place a piece of parchment over one ball and then firmly press with the spatula until the burger is “smashed” on the skillet.
  • Season the patty with salt, pepper and garlic. Let cook for another 1-1.5 minutes.
  • Carefully flip the burger patty over and then season the new side. Top with a slice of cheese and let melt for 1-2 minutes.
  • Once melted, pull off and rest. Repeat for the rest of your patties. When the burgers are done, pull off and keep warm.
  • Add your sliced bacon to the skillet to cook until they are crispy golden brown, then pull off and keep warm.
  • Finally, add some more oil and heat up the skillet until it's smoking. Crack your eggs onto the skillet and fry for sunny side up doneness. Pull off once done.
  • Before building, toast your burger buns until golden brown.
  • Build your burger with the bottom bun having mayonnaise, double stacked patties and your bacon.
  • On the tip bun add mayonnaise, pickles, red onions, fried egg and chopped chives.
  • Pop your egg yolk before serving then put the two sides together.
  • Serve and enjoy!



Serving: 3Burgers | Calories: 233kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 131mg | Sodium: 3553mg | Potassium: 116mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0.3g | Vitamin A: 193IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1mg