My Australian husband first made these burgers a few weeks after arriving in the USA. They became a hit with our family. They're a bit messy but delicious. Hunger busting burgers topped with every topping imaginable. Wrap your laughing gear around that. Stretch! Crikey! It's a meal in one go.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat.

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  • When the grill is ready, lightly oil the grilling surface. Form the ground beef into four patties, and grill for 5 minutes per side, or until cooked through.

  • Meanwhile, melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onions, and fry until soft. Remove the onions from the skillet, and crack the eggs in the same skillet over medium heat. Cook until the yolks are solid, turning over once. Remove eggs, and set aside. Place the Canadian bacon in the same skillet, and fry until toasted. Remove the bacon, and turn the heat to high. Quickly fry the pineapple rings in the bacon drippings just until browned on each side.

  • To Assemble sandwiches: Set bottom of kaiser roll on a plate, and top with burger, a slice of cheese, a slice of Canadian bacon, one fried egg, fried onions, a few slices of beet, a slice of pineapple, a slice of tomato, and a leaf of lettuce. Decorate the top bun with ketchup, mustard, relish and mayonnaise as desired. Place over the burger. Repeat with remaining burgers.

Nutrition Facts

685.2 calories; 43.1 g protein; 44.5 g carbohydrates; 299.9 mg cholesterol; 1194.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2004
Oh WOW..........this was WONDERFUL. I have some friends in Oz and went down to visit them a couple of years ago. This burger was all I heard about from them before I went to visit. This was hands down my favorite food from there. I make it here in the US as well it's just a challange to get folks here to open their minds and eat a burger with beets on it!! I plan on adding it to my menu at the restaurant I just bought! YUMMY Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/13/2006
When I first read the list of ingredients I thought "Gross!" (pineapple and eggs together!?!) but so many people raved about these burgers in the reviews that I decided to give them a chance. Well first of all they are completely impractical. They were literally 5 inches high--Even Mick Jagger couldn't get his mouth around that. When we pushed down the top things would squeeze out and shoot across the table. As for the taste it wasn't bad but if I did it again I'd leave off the beets egg and pineapple which leaves you with your basic bacon cheeseburger. My husband liked them better than I did. I won't make them again unless he requests them. Read More
(10)
42 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 24
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2004
Oh WOW..........this was WONDERFUL. I have some friends in Oz and went down to visit them a couple of years ago. This burger was all I heard about from them before I went to visit. This was hands down my favorite food from there. I make it here in the US as well it's just a challange to get folks here to open their minds and eat a burger with beets on it!! I plan on adding it to my menu at the restaurant I just bought! YUMMY Read More
(34)
Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2004
Oh WOW..........this was WONDERFUL. I have some friends in Oz and went down to visit them a couple of years ago. This burger was all I heard about from them before I went to visit. This was hands down my favorite food from there. I make it here in the US as well it's just a challange to get folks here to open their minds and eat a burger with beets on it!! I plan on adding it to my menu at the restaurant I just bought! YUMMY Read More
(34)
Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2006
This is such a big hit here in Australia (I live in Melbourne Victoria) that it is a regular part of the menu at all of our Hungry Jacks and McDonalds restaurants. You definitely need to add salt and pepper to the patties even though it is not in the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/02/2008
These were WONDERFUL! The only thing that we might do differently probably a personal preference is season the meat before grilling with some salt/pepper/grill seasoning. All of the toppings are WONDERFUL and each adds their own level of enjoyment to this burger! We WILL be making this again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/04/2005
The only way we ever have burgers is with beetroot! However whilst this recipe has all the right fillings for a burger the actual meat patties are flavourless. I added salt & pepper onion garlic dijon mustard worchestershire sauce & breadcrumbs (to soak up any excess juices or fat whilst cooking). I left out the onion as a filling for the burger because I already added it to the meat. Suggest you play around with the meat flavourings to get something that appeals to your taste. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/12/2007
My husband's comment was "This has got to be the absolute WORST meal to eat on a first date! You can't talk while eating it you don't want to look at anyone else while they're eating it and you don't want anyone else to look at you!":o) As other's have aptly noted the sheer height of this burger is overwhelming--as is its juiciness. However it has a cacophony of flavors that somehow come together to taste great. I wonder if you could combine many of the ingredients into a bit of an "Aussie Salsa" (pineapple tomato relish beets etc.)so the overall height was diminished. I think I'll try that next time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2005
This recipe gets a 5 in our house. We are a household of 5 adults that REALLY appreciate good food. This burger is top of the line. So many wonderful flavors all mingling so well. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2005
Really - DON"T skip the beets! They are incredible on a hamburger. My (aussie) husband talked me into trying and Aussie Works... I can't eat a burger without a beet slice now! Great recipe - it's ok to leave off the eggs and bacon. The pineapple and the beet are the reat taste treat! Read More
(10)
Rating: 3 stars
05/12/2006
When I first read the list of ingredients I thought "Gross!" (pineapple and eggs together!?!) but so many people raved about these burgers in the reviews that I decided to give them a chance. Well first of all they are completely impractical. They were literally 5 inches high--Even Mick Jagger couldn't get his mouth around that. When we pushed down the top things would squeeze out and shoot across the table. As for the taste it wasn't bad but if I did it again I'd leave off the beets egg and pineapple which leaves you with your basic bacon cheeseburger. My husband liked them better than I did. I won't make them again unless he requests them. Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
07/16/2006
Just finished eating the "works" burger...all of the interesting toppings are what makes this burger! I loved the egg and bacon and pineapple. Next time though i will make the pattie the way i usually do with spices and stuff it was a little bland. Overall really good! Read More
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