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Smoky Maple & Sage Breakfast Pork Burger {Video}

Smoky Maple & Sage Breakfast Pork Burger

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Summer break is almost here and with it I will be welcoming a slower schedule and the opportunity for fun backyard parties. One of the kids’ (and the adults, lets be honest) favorite things to do in the summer is go camping. Last summer was a bit of a bust when it came to camping because of moving and settling into the new house. This year, we are officially settled and ready to plan some camping trips!

Smokehouse Maple Seasoning from Grill Mates®

In full disclosure, we typically camp in our backyard a few times in addition to going to a campground or up to Kelly’s Island. Our backyard camping is always a blast because we have the convenience of refrigeration at our finger tips making our food options much more plentiful. That being said, we do go all out and cook everything from breakfast to dessert outside and it tastes all the better for it.

Smoky Maple & Sage Breakfast Pork Burgers made with ground pork and a kicking' seasoning rub!

Remember our campfire breakfast burgers? Those have been our go-to for years but this year I’m so excited to be adding a new burger to our rotation: Smoky Maple & Sage Breakfast Pork Burgers. My friends at McCormick have outdone themselves with creating some knock-your-socks-off brazen burger rubs. These are crusts and rubs that will transform any burger into a work of art. When I heard of this breakfast burger, I knew that had “Caruso Camping Trip” written all over it! I almost can’t decide if I want to make these for breakfast or dinner next week. I am a true breakfast for dinner kind of girl, so perhaps dinner?!

Decisions, decisions…

Smoky Maple & Sage Breakfast Pork Burger

These Smoky Maple & Sage Breakfast Pork Burgers are made from juicy ground pork that is coated in a sweet and smoky maple rub using McCormick Grill Mate’s Smokehouse Maple seasoning. Then the burger is built on a grilled waffle with cheese, bacon, and a runny yolk fried egg. What more could I want in a camp breakfast?!

You can bet that I have my fridge stocked with all of the necessities to make these decadent burgers next weekend at our first backyard camping trip. Between these burgers and some roasted berry s’mores, we’ll be all set!

Smoky Maple & Sage Breakfast Pork Burger

Happy Tuesday!

Smoky Maple & Sage Breakfast Pork Burger

Yield: 8 servings (1/2 burger per serving)

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes


Smoky Maple & Sage Rub

  • 3 Tablespoons McCormick® Grill Mates® Smokehouse Maple Seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Sage, Rubbed
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Thyme Leaves
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Black Pepper, Coarse Ground
  • 2 Tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Breakfast Pork Burger

  • 2 pounds ground pork
  • 8 homemade or frozen Belgium waffles
  • 4 teaspoons maple syrup
  • 4 slices sharp cheddar cheese
  • 4 fried eggs


  • Mix all Rub ingredients in small bowl. Coat surface of each pork patty evenly with 1 1/2 tablespoons of the Rub. Reserve remaining Rub.
  • Grill pork burgers over medium heat 4 to 6 minutes per side or until burgers are cooked through (internal temperature of 160ºF). Grill waffles 1 minute per side or until grill marks appear (and thawed, if frozen).
  • To serve, drizzle maple syrup evenly on 4 of the waffles. Top with cheese, 2 slices of bacon, burger and egg. Sprinkle eggs evenly with remaining Rub. Top with another waffle.

This recipe originally appeared on and was reprinted with permission

May 17th, 2016

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3 comments on “Smoky Maple & Sage Breakfast Pork Burger {Video}”

  1. EMILY! This is DIVINE. When the egg drizzles down in the video….I DIE. I need this in my life. Looks so incredibly good.

  2. All I can say is “YUMMMM”! Oh, and THANK YOU!!