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English Muffin Breakfast Sandwiches

November 24, 2020 (Last Updated: February 13, 2021) by Chris Collins

These English Muffin Breakfast Sandwiches are super easy to make and insanely delicious. They require minimal ingredients and are made in one pan!

3 sandwiches stacked on each other on wooden board with yolk dripping out

The BEST Breakfast Sandwich Recipe

At any given time there’s a pack of English muffins in the kitchen cupboard, without fail. I’ll usually just half & toast them, then slather on butter (or even Marmite – don’t judge). But every now and then I’ll take things up a notch and make a sandwich. For my quick & easy English muffin breakfast sandwich here’s what you’ll need:

  • English Muffins – Halved ready to be toasted. At a stretch you can use regular small rolls, but English muffins are definitely preferable!
  • Eggs – These will be fried, but you can also poach or scramble them (see recipe notes).
  • Butter – To fry the eggs. Can sub a drizzle of oil if you prefer.
  • Bacon – Streaky bacon (aka regular bacon in the US).
  • Cheese – I like American style processed cheese because it nods to the classic McMuffin. You can however use any cheese you fancy.
  • Hot Sauce – Cholula, Franks or Sriracha work great. Can sub ketchup.

And that’s it! No need for a sausage patty. The eggs, bacon and cheese carry this sandwich beautifully!

hand grabbing top sandwich of a stack with yolk dripping out

One Pan Breakfast Sandwich

The beauty of this recipe is that it’s all cooked in one pan. Here’s a couple of tips to get you going:

Fry the bacon low ‘n’ slow

You want to render out as much fat as possible from the bacon. This is for two reasons: first is so the bacon goes nice and crispy. Second is you can use the leftover fat to toast the muffins.

Join the eggs

There’s 2 eggs per sandwich, and you fry 4 at a time. It’s best to split the eggs into pairs (see below) so they fold into the sandwich easier. Fried eggs are notorious for sliding out of sandwiches!

Process shots: add bacon to pan (photo 1), fry (photo 2), remove and leave fat (photo 3), toast muffins in fat (photo 4), melt butter (photo 5), add eggs (photo 6), split into pairs (photo 7), add muffins back on top (photo 8).

8 step by step photos showing how to make a breakfast sandwich

From there you can use a spatula/turner to scoop and flip the sandwiches onto a plate. But, I find it easiest to rest a plate over the top of muffins then carefully flip the pan.

Do I have to make the eggs sunny-side-up?

Nope! If you don’t like runny yolks just burst them as they cook.

What else can I add to this sandwich?

  • Chives work nicely
  • As does sliced Avocado
  • Go wild and add some Hash Browns!

Process shots: add cheese to eggs (photo 1), top with bacon and hot sauce (photo 2).

2 step by step photos showing how to make an English muffin breakfast sandwich

And there we have it! All my top tips for the best breakfast sandwich!

If you like the sound of this sandwich make sure you check out my other Egg and Bacon Sandwich!

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Alrighty, let’s tuck into the full recipe for this English muffin breakfast sandwich shall we?!

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How to make a Breakfast Sandwich (Full Recipe & Video)

hand grabbing top sandwich of a stack with yolk dripping out

English Muffin Breakfast Sandwich

These English Muffin Breakfast Sandwiches are super easy to make and insanely delicious. They require minimal ingredients and are made in one pan!
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Servings (click & slide): 2 sandwiches
Course: Breakfast / Brunch
Cuisine: American / English
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Calories per serving: 573kcal
Cost per serving: £2.50 / $3

Equipment:

  • Large Frying Pan
  • Plastic Spatula/Turner
  • Large Plate or Board (preferably as big as pan)

Ingredients (check list):

  • 2 English Muffins, halved
  • 4 slices of Bacon
  • 4 Eggs
  • 2 square slices of American/Processed Cheese, (see notes)
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • Hot Sauce, to preference (see notes)
  • Salt & Black Pepper, to taste

Instructions:

  • Add bacon to a pan over low-medium heat and fry until crispy with the fat rendered. Important to keep it fairly low so you draw out as much of the fat as possible. Remove bacon, leave fat.
  • Increase heat to medium-high and place English muffin halves in the leftover fat and fry until crispy. Remove from pan.
  • Lower heat back down to a low-medium and melt in 1 tbsp butter. Spread it across the pan as best you can, then crack in 4 eggs. Use your spatula to separate the eggs into pairs then season with salt and pepper. It should look like two oval shapes. Cook until all egg white turns opaque (split egg yolks if you don't like sunny side up).
  • Place muffin halves over the eggs, then take a plate and gently rest over the top. Carefully flip the pan over so the egg muffins end up on the plate egg-side-up.
  • Add a slice of cheese to each of them, followed by 2 slices of bacon each and a good dousing of hot sauce. Fold over and enjoy!

Quick 1 min demo!

Notes:

a) Substitutions:
  • Bacon - Can sub the bacon with ham, just start from toasting the muffins in a knob of butter.
  • English muffins - for regular rolls.
  • Fried Eggs - with poached eggs or scrambled eggs (poached will need to be made separately, scrambled can make in the same pan).
  • American style cheese - for any cheese you fancy (shredded or square). I just like them McMuffin style with the processed cheese!
  • Hot Sauce - for ketchup, brown sauce or Sriracha.
b) Additions:
  • Chives
  • Sliced or Smashed Avocado
  • If you want to take things up a notch then stick a Hash Brown in there!
c) Calories - per sandwich based on 1 tsp hot sauce per sandwich.

Nutrition:

Nutrition Facts
English Muffin Breakfast Sandwich
Amount Per Serving
Calories 573 Calories from Fat 353
% Daily Value*
Fat 39.19g60%
Saturated Fat 8.482g42%
Trans Fat 0.226g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.533g
Monounsaturated Fat 5.934g
Cholesterol 355mg118%
Sodium 964mg40%
Potassium 580mg17%
Carbohydrates 29.12g10%
Fiber 2.8g11%
Sugar 3.25g4%
Protein 26.47g53%
Vitamin A 820IU16%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 303mg30%
Iron 3.57mg20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition is based on the absence of salt unless stated as a measurement in the ingredients. Cost is worked out based on ingredients bought from UK supermarkets, then divided by the number of servings. In both instances these values are just for guidance. Please check out my FAQ Page for more info.
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For more delicious sandwich recipes check out my second blog Something About Sandwiches! Yeah, I’m kinda secretly obsessed with sandwiches…

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