Bloody Mary Burgers

  • Author: Meal Hack
  • Yield: 3 1x


The flavors of a Bloody Mary enhance this ketchupy burger, which includes fried pickled jalapeños and an over-easy fried egg.



  • 3 hamburger buns, split
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 3 slices pepperjack cheese
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups shredded romaine lettuce
  • 1/2 cup sliced pickled jalapeños
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup cornmeal
  • Vegetable oil, for frying

For the Bloody Mary Ketchup

  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons chopped celery leaves.
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce (Cholula or similar)
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  1. Divide ground beef in thirds, and shape 1/3 pound beef hamburger patties. Flatten into a hot cast iron skillet, season with salt and pepper, and cook over medium-high heat to your desired level of doneness. Flip burgers, add pepperjack cheese, and set aside to rest while you whip everything else up.
  2. While the burgers cook, get some fried eggs going in a nonstick skillet. You can cook them to any temperature you’d like, here, but getting some egg yolk running through your meat is kind of the point here, so if you’re weird about eggs, feel free to skip them altogether.
  3. Don’t forget to make some fried pickled jalapeños! While everything else is cooking away, coat a few handfuls of pickled jalapeño in a mixture of flour and cornmeal. Fry in oil until golden brown, then drain on paper towels and set aside.
  4. To assemble the burgers, spread each cut side of the bun with the Bloody Mary Ketchup (instructions below). Top the bottom bun with a few of the cripsy jalapeños, then the shredded lettuce. Add your burger, then the over easy egg. Spread the top bun with more Bloody Mary Ketchup, and serve immediately.

For the Bloody Mary Ketchup

  1. Combine all ingredients. Stir.


  • Serving Size: 3
  • Calories: 831
  • Sugar: 23
  • Sodium: 1852
  • Fat: 39
  • Saturated Fat: 15
  • Unsaturated Fat: 20
  • Trans Fat: 1
  • Carbohydrates: 71
  • Protein: 49
  • Cholesterol: 304