Gourmet Waffle Burger

  • Author: Renee Rendall
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


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For the sauce:

  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 yellow onion, peeled
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon plain or all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Pinch of nutmeg

For the burger patties:

  • 1 pound (500 grams) ground beef, about 15% fat
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

To assemble the burger:

  • 4 Liege waffles
  • 4 tablespoons mustard
  • 4 slices peppercorn cheddar cheese
  • 8 slices honey ham
  • 4 eggs


For the sauce:

  1. Add your milk to a microwave safe container and add the onion and bay leaf. Heat it in the microwave for two minutes, then set aside.
  2. In a small saucepan, melt your butter, then sprinkle in the flour. Whisk these together and cook for a minute or two until it starts to smell nutty. 
  3. Slowly whisk in your infused milk, making sure to strain out the onion and bay leaf. Add it in a few tablespoons at a time, whisking until smooth after each addition. Let this start to bubble and thicken before stirring in the cheese.
  4. Taste for seasoning and add salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Give it a stir, then set this aside.

For the burger patties:

  1. Add your beef, salt, pepper, and Worcestershire sauce to a large mixing bowl and combine with your hands. Divide the mixture into four large balls, lightly pressed together.
  2. Heat a cast iron skillet over medium heat. When the pan is heated, add your burger patties and press them down firmly with your turner to create your patties. Cook about 4 minutes per side for medium well. Depending on the size of your pan, you may need to do this in stages. I can cook two at a time. 
  3. About a minute before the burgers are ready, add the cheese so it can start to melt. Remove the burgers to a paper towel-lined plate to rest.

To assemble the burgers:

  • While your burgers are cooking, toast your waffles and drizzle them with mustard.
  • As soon as you've removed the burgers from your cast iron skillet and turned off the heat, pop the ham slices into the skillet for about a minute to heat through and crisp up a bit around the edges.
  • Add the cheese-topped burger patty onto the waffle, then add two slices of ham.
  • Fry your eggs while the burgers rest, sunny side up or over easy in a buttered skillet. Add these to the top of the ham.
  • Drizzle the whole thing with plenty of your white sauce, then add another grind of pepper and a light dusting of nutmeg.


Keywords: waffle burger

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