Passion for Pork

Recipe: Bacon and Red Onion Breakfast Sandwiches

Dan Clapson - Saturday, July 30, 2016

Bacon breakfast sandwich recipe

When it comes to the weekend (especially those long ones), having a delicious brunch or two with some friends is an absolute must. Crispy strips of bacon are always welcome on any breakfast plate, but it’s fun to get a little more inventive with them too. This simple recipe uses maple syrup and barbecue sauce to make a salty-sweet and sticky mixture of bacon and onion that goes beautifully with some eggs on a toasted bun. Try these out and I guarantee that you’ll be hooked!

What you’ll need…

8 strips thick-cut bacon (diced)

1 red onion (halved and thinly sliced)

3 tablespoons maple syrup

2 tablespoons good quality barbecue sauce

1/2 tsp chili powder

6 eggs

2 tablespoons milk

1/2 tsp sea salt

1/2 tsp ground black pepper

4 slices cheddar cheese

4 hamburger buns (lightly toasted)

tomato slices


Place a medium pan on the stove and heat on medium-high heat. Once hot, add bacon and allow to cook through, approximately 5 minutes.

Next, add onion to the pan and continue to cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add syrup, barbecue sauce and chili powder, stir well to incorporate, reduce to medium heat and continue to cook for 15 minutes.

While that’s cooking, preheat oven to low broil and whisk together eggs, milk, salt and pepper in a medium bowl.

Use a second medium pan on medium-high heat to scramble eggs. Use a large spoon to transfer scrambled eggs in 4 equal portions to a baking sheet.

Spoon bacon and onion mixture evenly on top of the egg portions, top with cheese slice and place in oven until cheese has melted, about 3-4 minutes.

Remove from oven and transfer to toasted bun, place tomato slices on top, the second half of the bun and serve.

Serves 4

Total cook time…30 minutes