Bean and bacon breakfast roll recipe

Jill Dupleix
Bean, bacon and egg breakfast bun.
Bean, bacon and egg breakfast bun. Photo: William Meppem
Difficulty
Easy

Make a batch of baked beans and bacon for an easy one-handed breakfast roll on the go. Good for lunch and supper, too.

Ingredients

2 x 400g canned white beans

3 rashers bacon, chopped

half red onion, finely sliced

1 tbsp olive oil

400g canned chopped tomatoes

2 tbsp tomato sauce

1 tbsp barbecue sauce

2 tbsp soft brown sugar or maple syrup

1 tsp mustard powder

1 tsp sea salt

½ tsp ground black pepper

2 tbsp chopped parsley

To assemble

4 soft burger or brioche rolls

4 tbsp barbecue sauce

4 slices cheddar or jarlsberg cheese

4 eggs, fried

2 tbsp rocket, baby spinach or parsley leaves

Method

1. Heat the oil in a frying pan and cook the bacon and onion until crisp.

2. Drain the beans and rinse. Combine beans, bacon and onions in a medium pan with tomatoes and their juices, tomato sauce, barbecue sauce, sugar, mustard powder, salt and pepper and mix well. Add 300 millilitres water, and bring to the boil, stirring.

3. Simmer on medium heat for 15-20 minutes until thick. Add parsley and stir through.

4. To assemble, heat the grill to hot. Split the rolls, lightly grill the insides and swirl barbecue sauce on each open half. Top each base with cheese, baked beans, fried egg and rocket, secure the top half of the bun with a cocktail pick, and serve hot.

If you love this comforting breakfast recipe try a soothing bowl of congee with pork.