Make this awesome version of Bruegger's Western Bagel at home with the classic combo of bacon, egg and cheese, elevated with peppers, onions and chipotle sauce on a toasty Everything bagel.
Pete and I discovered the Western bagel at Bruegger’s Bagels in college, and we were instantly OBSESSED.
There is so much goodness going on in this sandwich - it doesn't just stop at the classic egg patty, sharp cheddar and salty bacon, it gets a hint of spice from chipotle mayo, a fresh crunch from green pepper and red onion, and smoky sweetness from roasted red peppers...and it's all sandwiched between my favorite kind of bagel - a toasted everything bagel!
The Western bagel sandwich went MIA from their menu for a while, and we were seriously kind of crushed about it. We tried to see if we could order it anyway, but the one element that they got rid of entirely from the menu was the chipotle sauce.
But luckily, that's super easy to make at home! Just mince up a few chipotle peppers in adobo sauce and whisk them together with some mayo, salt & pepper. Easy peasy.
Plus chipotle mayo is super delicious on other sandwiches too, so trust me when I say you won't be sad about having a batch of this at the ready in your fridge.
The Western bagel is back on the menu at Bruegger's now, though it looks like they've made a few small changes - like using raw red peppers instead of roasted red peppers, and cooking the egg over hard instead of scrambling it into a patty - but I chose to go with the OG preparation we know and love. I really like the subtly sweet smokiness the roasted red peppers add, and I prefer the texture of a scrambled egg patty over an over hard egg.
But hey...your breakfast sandwich, your rules! Go ahead and customize to your liking! You're the one eating it after all.
It's time to bring the bagel shop home to your kitchen. Yummy noises await you!
Make this awesome bagel shop breakfast sandwich at home with the classic combo of bacon, egg and cheese, elevated with peppers, onions and chipotle sauce on a toasty Everything bagel.
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 2-3 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, minced
- 1/4 tsp kosher salt
- pinch pepper
- 1 everything bagel
- 1-2 Tbsp chipotle mayo (recipe above)
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 slice cheddar cheese
- 2 slices bacon, cooked
- 2-3 thin slices fresh green pepper
- 4-5 half inch slices jarred roasted red peppers
- 1 thin slice red onion
In a medium bowl, whisk together mayo, minced chipotle peppers, salt and pepper.
Note: Chipotle peppers can be pretty spicy and also vary in size quite a bit, so I'd recommend starting with less, tasting it, and adding more based on your spice preference.
Split and toast the bagel.
Preheat a small one-egg pan or a skillet with a ring mold (a mason jar lid works!) over medium heat and spray with nonstick spray. Add beaten egg, season with salt & pepper to taste and gently stir to set into a flippable patty. Flip and cook on other side until set. Remove from heat.
Spread chipotle mayo on both halves of the toasted bagel. On the bottom half of the bagel, layer on the cooked egg patty, cheddar cheese, bacon, green pepper, roasted red peppers and red onion. Close up the sandwich with the top half of the bagel & enjoy!