One of America’s Favorites – Bacon, Egg and Cheese Sandwich

December 30, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | 2 Comments
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An open bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich

A bacon, egg and cheese sandwich is a breakfast sandwich popular in the United States and Canada. The sandwich is typically made with bacon, eggs (typically fried or scrambled), cheese and bread, which may be buttered and toasted. Many similar sandwiches exist, substituting alternate meat products for the bacon or using different varieties of cheese or bread. The sandwich is often served as a breakfast item with coffee. BEC is sometimes used as an acronym for the sandwich, as is BE&C.

Bacon, egg, and cheese sandwiches are particularly popular in urban areas such as New York City. Their popularity in such settings may be attributed to their ubiquitous availability from numerous convenience stores, food trucks, and other small businesses, and the rapidity with which they can be produced. In addition to their availability at the above locations, restaurants exist with menus themed around variations upon the dish.

Many variations of the sandwich exist. Common choices for cheese include American, cheddar, provolone, and Swiss. The bacon can be substituted with many other types of preserved or seasoned meat like breakfast sausage, ham, back bacon (Canadian bacon), or pork roll. Various types of bread roll can be used as the bread for the sandwich, such as a croissant, bagel or kaiser roll. Tomato is sometimes used as an addition, and more robust versions include a hash brown. The dish can also be served as a burrito or taco. The eggs are commonly scrambled or prepared as an omelette, but are occasionally fried. Either whole eggs or egg whites may be used.

A typical sandwich with these ingredients has about 20 grams of fat and 350 calories. A version has been adapted to make a low carbohydrate meal. In the United States, the bacon egg and

McDonald’s Egg McMuffin, a bacon, egg and cheese sandwich using Canadian bacon

cheese sandwich has also been modified into a prepackaged food product as a Hot Pocket (170 calories and 7 grams of fat) and a Lean Pocket (150 calories and 4.5 grams of fat).

In the United States, Sonic Drive-In offers a bacon egg and cheese “toaster”. Arby’s offers a “Sourdough Bacon, Egg & Swiss” with 500 calories and 29 grams of fat. Burger King serves up a “Croissan’wich with Bacon, Egg & Cheese” (360 calories and 22 grams of fat) as well as a “Double Croissan’wich with Sausage, Bacon, Egg & Cheese” (610 calories and 46 grams of fat). In New Zealand and some parts of Australia a “Massive McMuffin” is offered with ketchup, bacon, egg, American cheese and two sausage patties. For a time, Burger King offered an “Enormous Omelet Sandwich” with two egg patties, two strips of bacon, two slices of cheese and a sausage patty.

 

Kitchen Hint of the Week!

October 29, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Low Fat Cooking Hints…………..

* Remove the skin from poultry. (You can do so after cooking, since the meat doesn’t absorb much of the fat.)
* For the leanest option when preparing ground meat recipes, ask your butcher to grind skinned, boneless turkey or chicken breast.
* Use Canadian-style bacon. Ounce for ounce, it has 116 fewer calories than regular bacon.

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

December 5, 2018 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Eat healthier…….

When possible use Canadian-style bacon. Ounce for ounce, it has 116 fewer calories than regular bacon.

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

August 25, 2018 at 5:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Cutting calories…….

 

Use Canadian-style bacon. Ounce for ounce, it has 116 fewer calories than regular bacon.

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Bacon ‘n’ Egg Pockets

April 7, 2015 at 5:23 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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Start your day off with this week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week – Bacon ‘n’ Egg Pockets. Only 162 calories and 18 carbs (16 net Carbs).
Bacon ‘n’ Egg Pockets

Makes: 4 servings
Serving Size: 1 pocket
Ingredients

2 eggs
4 egg whites
3 ounces Canadian-style bacon, chopped
3 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons sliced green onion (optional)
1/8 teaspoon salt
Nonstick cooking spray
2 large whole wheat pita bread rounds, halved crosswise
1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese (2 ounces) (optional)
Directions

1 – In a medium bowl, combine eggs, egg whites, Canadian bacon, the water, green onion (if desired), and salt. Beat with a wire whisk or rotary beater until well mixed.
2 – Lightly coat an unheated large nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Preheat over medium heat. Add egg mixture to skillet. Cook, without stirring, until mixture begins to set on the bottom and around edge. Using a spatula or a large spoon, lift and fold the partially cooked eggs so the uncooked portion flows underneath. Continue cooking about 2 minutes or until egg mixture is cooked through but is still glossy and moist. Remove from heat immediately.
3 – Fill pita halves with egg mixture. If desired, sprinkle with cheese. Makes 4 pockets.
Nutrition Facts Per Serving:

Servings Per Recipe: 4
PER SERVING: 162 cal., 4 g total fat (1 g sat. fat), 118 mg chol., 616 mg sodium, 18 g carb. (2 g fiber, 1 g sugars), 13 g pro.

 

Blackened Grouper w/ Mushroom and Parmesan Risotto, Boiled Mini Carrots,…

December 27, 2013 at 6:31 PM | Posted in carrots, fish, risotto, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Blackened Grouper w/ Mushroom and Parmesan Risotto, Boiled Mini Carrots, and Wheat Bread

 

 

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It’s been a chilly but a sunny and beautiful day out today! Started the day off by making an Egg, Canadian Bacon, and English Muffin Breakfast Sandwich with the Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker I had purchased about a month ago. Love this thing, it makes a perfect sandwich every time! Since it was above freezing I took my car and Mom’s over to a local car wash and had them both cleaned, and both needed it! Went to the grocery and home for the day. For dinner tonight I prepared a Blackened Grouper Fillet w/ Mushroom and Parmesan Risotto, Boiled Mini Carrots, and Wheat Bread.

 

 

 

Last night before I went to bed I laid one of the Gulf Coast Grouper Fillets in the fridge overnight to thaw. A friend of mine who goes down to the gulf Side of Florida quite often always brings me back some of his fresh caught Grouper. These are always some of the finest tasting Grouper I’ve ever had! i started by rinsing the fillet off in cold water and patting dry and cut it into smaller pieces. I melted a tablespoon of butter, Blue Bonnet Light Stick Butter. I then brushed both sides of the fillets with the Butter and then rubbed the fillets with Zatarain’s Blackened Seasoning. Then I got out my favorite skillet, The Cast Iron Skillet. Is there any better pan? You can’t stain it, you fry in it, bake in it, and all temperatures. Just make sure you clean it and keep it seasoned, it will last a life time and then some! Anyway added Canola Oil to the skillet and heated it on medium high. When the pan was fully heated I added my Grouper. Cooked it about 3 1/2 minutes per side, and it was ready for the table! This fish is just soooo good, hard to describe! Moist and bursting with flavor. I hope my friend catches a lot of grouper while he’s down there after the first of the year, and keeps me in mind!

 

 

 

For one side dish I made some Mushroom and Parmesan Risotto. I used Lundberg Creamy Parmesan Risotto. Quick, easy, and delicious Risotto dish. Ready in about 25 – 30 minutes. I added some fresh sliced Baby Bella Mushrooms to it as it was cooking. Then when it was ready I sprinkled some fresh grated Parmesan Cheese on it. Then I also boiled some Mini Carrots and had a slice of Klosterman Wheat Bread. For dessert later a Del Monte No Sugar Added Peach Chunks Cup.

 

 

 

 

 

 
Lundberg Creamy Parmesan RisottoLundberg Risotto2
Enjoy the delectable flavor of rich, aged Parmesan cheese in this elegant Italian-style risotto. We created this delicious gourmet side dish by blending quality ingredients like Parmesan cheese, onion, garlic, and spices with our creamy Arborio rice. You’ll love how the individual kernels plump, creating a rich, creamy sauce while the rice grains remain separate and al dente. Preparing this tasty risotto takes about 20 minutes and requires minimal stirring. It’s an easy, convenient way to add gourmet flair to any meal.

Cooking Instructions

In a heavy 2 qt. saucepan, sauté rice in ½ Tbsp. olive oil over medium heat for 2 minutes. Add 2½ cups water and contents of seasoning pouch. Stir well and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer, cook uncovered for 20 minutes stirring occasionally until rice is tender. Garnish with grated Parmesan cheese is desired. Serve piping hot.
Ingredients

Eco-Farmed Arborio Rice, Parmesan and Cheddar Cheese Blend (Parmesan Cheese, Cheddar Cheese {Milk, Cheese Culture, Salt, Enzymes}), Salt, Whey, Buttermilk Powder, Dried Cane Syrup, Natural Flavors (Cheese, Dairy), Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Sodium Phosphate, Maltodextrin, Dried Parsley, Yeast Extract, Butter (Cream, Salt), Rice Flour, Autolyzed Yeast Extract, Expeller-Pressed Safflower or Sunflower Oil, Pepper, Lactic Acid, Nonfat Milk, Enzyme-Modified Cheddar Cheese, Turmeric. Contains Milk.
http://www.lundberg.com/products/risottos/Creamy_Parmesan_Risotto.aspx

December 3, 2013 at 2:24 PM | Posted in breakfast | Leave a comment
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Well I received my newest kitchen gadget yesterday afternoon and tried it out today. Out of 5 stars I give this one a perfect 5 star rating! Makes a perfect breakfast sandwich, McDonalds you’ve been served! Love this thing, easy to use, makes perfect breakfast sandwiches, and easy to clean up. No more skillets and no Olive Oil or Canola Oils needed, just a little Pam Spray is all that’s needed.

 

My first attempt at a sandwich went perfect. I used a Healthy Choice Whole Grain English Muffin, 1 Medium Size Egg, 1 Slice of Canadian Bacon (Ham), and a spray of Pam Cooking Spray. Took a few minutes to warm up and then 5 minutes to heat the sandwich and done! Hot breakfast sandwich and it was only 190 calories and 13 net carbs! I’ll be getting alot of use out this purchase!

 

 

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Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich MakerHamilton Beach
Forget the fast food drive-through. With the Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker, you can enjoy a hot, homemade breakfast sandwich in under 5 minutes. Simply place the ingredients inside, build the base of your sandwich in the bottom layer, place the egg on the cooking plate and close the lid. Slide the cooking plate out and your sandwich assembles itself. Open the lid and your hot breakfast sandwich is ready to eat. The included recipe book provides a variety of breakfast sandwich options, from the traditional egg, ham and cheese to the unique cheddar, apple, bacon and egg croissant sandwich.

 

 

*Ready in 5 minutes, cook delicious breakfast sandwiches in the comfort of your own home
*Use your own fresh ingredients, including eggs, cheese and much more
*Make sandwiches with English muffins, biscuits, small bagels and more
*All removable parts are dishwasher safe; surfaces are covered with durable, nonstick coating
*Quick and easy recipes included

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