The Jesse Kelly Burger: A Delicious Take on Classic American Comfort Food

The Jesse Kelly burger is unique dish consisting of a juicy hamburger, bacon, two fried eggs, onion, and chili sauce. This savory masterpiece has roots in Edinburgh, Scotland, where chef Jesse Kelly first created it in 2010. Since then, it has become a beloved staple all across the UK, and for good reason. The combination of the flavors of the juicy beef patty, savory bacon, and creamy egg yolks make this burger an unforgettable bite of American comfort food.

Whether you’re looking for a new twist on an old classic or just want to give your taste buds a treat, the Jesse Kelly burger is the perfect meal. It’s easy to make, and all the ingredients are readily available in most grocery stores, so you can whip up this timeless dish in no time.

Jesse Kelly Burger Recipe


  • 1/2 lb. ground beef
  • 4 slices of bacon, chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 medium onion, diced
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • 4 slices of cheese (optional)
  • Chili sauce (or ketchup, if desired)


  1. In a large bowl, mix together the ground beef, chopped bacon, and diced onion. Form into 4 patties.
  2. In a cast iron skillet or large nonstick pan, heat 1 tablespoon of oil over medium heat. Add the patties to the skillet and cook for 4 minutes on each side, or until cooked through. Place a slice of cheese on each patty, if desired.
  3. In the same skillet, cook the eggs sunny-side up over medium heat (about 4 minutes).
  4. To assemble the burgers, place the patties on the hamburger buns and top with a fried egg. Add chili sauce or ketchup, if desired, and top with the remaining buns.
  5. Enjoy!