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Bacon and Egg Sandwiches with Caramelized Onions and Arugula

This upscale twist on the traditional breakfast sandwich features sweet, tender caramelized onion and peppery arugula. A fresh fruit salad would be a good accompaniment.

Cooking Light SEPTEMBER 2011

  • Yield: Serves 2 (serving size: 1 sandwich)
  • Hands-on:32 Minutes
  • Total:32 Minutes


  • 4 slices center-cut bacon
  • 2 cups thinly sliced onion
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/2 teaspoon Mexican hot sauce (such as Cholula) or Tabasco
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • Dash of sugar
  • Cooking spray
  • 4 (1/2-ounce) slices whole-wheat bread
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup arugula


1. Cook bacon in a nonstick skillet over medium heat until crisp (about 8 minutes). Remove bacon from pan, reserving drippings; drain on paper towels. Add onion, water, and hot sauce to drippings in pan; cover and cook for 3 minutes. Stir in butter and sugar; cover and cook for 3 minutes. Uncover and cook for 5 minutes or until golden brown, stirring frequently. Set aside; keep warm.

2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Place bread in pan, and cook for 3 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Set aside, and keep warm.

3. Recoat pan with cooking spray. Crack eggs into pan, and cook for 2 minutes. Gently turn eggs, one at a time; cook 1 minute or until desired degree of doneness. Sprinkle evenly with salt and black pepper.

4. Place one bread slice on each of two plates; arrange onion mixture evenly over bread. Place 1 egg, 2 bacon slices, and 1/2 cup arugula over each serving; top with remaining bread slices. Serve immediately.


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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 277
  • Fat: 13.9g
  • Saturated fat: 5.9g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 3.7g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.4g
  • Protein: 14.7g
  • Carbohydrate: 24.3g
  • Fiber: 3.8g
  • Cholesterol: 205mg
  • Iron: 2.1mg
  • Sodium: 622mg
  • Calcium: 71mg

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