Rosemary and Olive Oil Ciabatta Egg Sandwiches

A few months ago, our family had a horrible, no-good, very bad day.  ALL of us, individually and collectively, were grumpy and completely over everything that had happened that day.

As night time drew near, my Husband and I made an executive decision: the Kidlets were going to bed early.  There were no ifs, ands, or buts — they were all bathed and tucked in an hour early that night.

Very drained, the Husband and I fell back onto the couch, silent and spent . . . and realized a few moments later, thanks to a couple of grumbling tummies, that we had not taken time to eat.

Neither of us was in the mood to cook but I dragged myself to the kitchen — and this sandwich recipe was born a few short minutes later.

It’s the easiest of easy recipes that packs a punch of flavor: crisp bacon, fluffy eggs, crusty bread topped with sea salt, freshly cracked black pepper, olive oil and rosemary.  Simple, simple flavors but they are my favorites.  Comfort food in minutes.

And, one of the best aspects of this recipe is that the bacon is cooked in the oven — which, if you haven’t tried it, is a SURE-FIRE way to get perfectly crisped bacon without all the grease and smell hovering in your home.

Bacon in the oven?  Oh, yeah.  It’s doable and awesome.

When I was presented with this year’s H-E-B and Con Agra Meal Maker Challenge, I knew my egg sandwich recipe would be perfect for the Egg Beaters Challenge.  Aside from salt, pepper and cooking spray (which are “freebie” ingredients in the challenge), there are fewer than 7 ingredients and you can make the sandwiches in under 30 minutes.

PERFECT for those busy school nights when you just want to quickly feed your family, put your kids to bed and pick up what fragments of your sanity you can find . . . oh, wait.  Is that just me?

Egg & Bacon Sandwich on Rosemary-Olive Oil Ciabatta Bread

Ingredients

  1. 1 8oz carton of Original Egg Beaters
  2. Salt
  3. Pepper
  4. Non-stick Cooking Spray
  5. 6-8 slices of thick-cut Bacon
  6. 4 Ciabatta Rolls
  7. 2-3 Tablespoons of Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
  8. 3-4 Tablespoons of fresh, chopped Rosemary

Directions

To cook the bacon:

  1. Line a baking pan or cookie sheet with parchment paper and carefully place the strips of bacon on it, giving enough space so that the slices aren’t touching.
  2. Place into a cold oven and turn the oven to 425 degrees. Once the oven reaches the target temp, the bacon will be done and can be removed and drained on paper towels.

To cook the eggs:

  1. While the bacon cooks, heat a non-stick skillet or egg pan prepared with cooking spray over medium-low heat.
  2. Pour in the carton of Original Egg Beaters and season with a dash of salt and pepper. Do not stir or scramble.
  3. Cook till set, flipping once to cook the other side.

To prepare the rolls:

  1. While the eggs are cooking, cut the ciabatta rolls lengthwise and then place the rolls onto a baking dish or pie pan.
  2. Brush the tops of each roll with olive oil and then sprinkle with salt and chopped rosemary.
  3. After the bacon has finished, put the pan of rolls into your oven and turn the heat to broil. Watch carefully and remove after 1-3 minutes, taking care not to let the rosemary burn.
  4. Remove and cool.

Assembling the Sandwiches:

  1. Cut the Egg Beater “omelet” into fourths and place one of the “fourths” onto the bottom half of a rosemary-ciabatta roll.
  2. Top with desired number of bacon slices.
  3. Place the top half of the roll onto the sandwich and serve.

Copyright © http://followinginmyshoes.com Recipe by Rachel Lacy

 

With this first recipe, the H-E-B and ConAgra Meal Maker Challenge is officially LIVEit’s time to VOTE for your FAVORITE (ahem … we all know which one, right?) challenge recipe.

At the end of the month long challenge, the two bloggers with the most votes will face each other in a live cook-off. Squeal!

As you can see, this week’s featured ingredient is Egg Beaters, so all ten of the bloggers participating have created recipes around this item.  Lots of scrumptious recipes, I’m sure!  And, for even more recipes and meal ideas, you can follow H-E-B on Facebook or check out Ready, Set, Eat! on Facebook, a site dedicated to family-friendly recipes that can be made in 30 minutes or less.

After you pick some recipes to add to your Back to School menu rotation, head over to H-E-B and grab their latest in-store coupon:

Buy Egg Beaters, get tortillas FREE with in-store coupon (now through August 14)

disclosure: I have received promotional items and compensation for my participation in the challenge and to assist in the creation of my recipes.  Any opinions expressed are my own.

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Comments

  1. Born27 says

    This egg and bacon sandwiches looks really delicious. I can’t wait to try this. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

  2. says

    I kept seeing HEB on blog posts and hand no idea what it meant :) Finally! It’s a store we don’t have. Whew! Great looking sandwich!

  3. says

    I love egg sandwiches, but mine seem so blah next to yours. My husband will be thrilled. Thank you for sharing!