Easiest Bacon-Egg-Cheese Breakfast Muffin




This is actually fast enough to do for breakfast on a work day, and MAN, is it good.
Get some good coffee and brew it at home.
Bacon-Egg-Cheese Breakfast Muffin - yum!
Way better than drive-through.

Step 1: Assemble Ingredients

We're talking seriously easy here and delicious!!

First, go to a breakfast buffet and buy a bunch of bacon that was left over from breakfast.  You can get a great deal on a bunch of bacon, and then just keep it in the freezer in a plastic freezer bag. Use as desired.  Like now.
Second, purchase an microwavable egg poacher/cooker with a lid.  See photo.  Mine is a NordicWare Egg 'N' Muffin. Just a couple of bux at Walmart.

Gather up an English muffin, an egg, 2 pieces of pre-cooked bacon, a couple of tablespoons of milk or equivalent and a slice of cheese (your choice).
Get a fork to stir the egg.
Put aside a paper plate and a paper towel.

Step 2: Get the Muffin Ready

Gently slice or split the English muffin in two, if it isn't already split.
Put it in your toaster, but don't start cooking it yet.

Step 3: Get the Egg Ready

Crack your egg into the poacher/cooker. 
Gently break the yolk and stir the egg up, adding up to two tablespoons of milk, to the scrambled mixture. Stir again to mix.  
I actually use soymilk, but once I used half-and-half and the egg came out a little lighter and fluffier.... and higher in fat. (Take your pick!)

Step 4: Add the Bacon

Reach into that bacon bag in the freezer and dig out a couple of pieces of already-cooked bacon. 
Break it or cut the bacon into small pieces.
Add the bacon to the egg mixture.
Stir it a little to distribute the bacon.

I do not add any salt or other seasonings because the bacon takes care of the flavoring issues.
I've never had to grease the Egg 'n' Muffin baker either.

Step 5: Cook the Muffin and Egg; Get Cheese Ready

Put the lid on the egg mixture.  Microwave it on high for a minute and a half.  Check to see if it's done; if not, add another 30 seconds.

Push the toaster button down and get the muffin cooking.

Find a slice of cheese, in a flavor your choice.  Every flavor I've tried has worked out great. My personal flavor was provolone. (Remove the wrapping if there is one.)

Also find a paper plate and paper towel for the next step.

Step 6: Assemble Goodies and Reheat

Put the muffin on the paper plate.
Remove egg/bacon mixture from egg poacher/cooker.
Now assemble all your ingredients onto the paper plate.

Suggested order is:
On the bottom half of the muffin, put the nice round egg.
Add the cheese slice on top of the egg.  Cut off the corners that may overlap the egg and muffin and put them on top of the cheese slice.
Put the top half of the muffin on top of the cheese.

Cover the muffin with a paper towel.  Microwave on high for 30 seconds (depends on your machine) or until the cheese has melted and the bacon has warmed back up.

Step 7: Consume Delicately (or Not)

Don't get in too big of a hurry to eat this - it will be HOT.

But you'll want another one, I just betcha!

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    aunt margie

    5 years ago on Step 6

    If you don't have a special round-egg.cooker you can cut the bottom and the top off a.tuna can, water chestnut can, etc. and use it to corral the.egg in a frying pan. I put a little olive oil in the pan and add the can so the can is oiled on the bottom and will not stick to the egg. Add the egg, either scrambled or not, and cook. When the bottom is firm you can remove the can (use tongs!) and gently turn the egg upside down to finish cooking. (I recommend owning a can opener that leaves a smooth edge because it separates the glued edges of the can instead of cutting the metal --much safer for pets and tiny children who may dig in the trash, too.)


    5 years ago on Introduction

    Looks delicious but how long does it take to make? I budget my breakfast time 5-10 minutes.


    5 years ago on Introduction

    Great job! I always buy the precooked bacon, it costs just about as much as regular bacon, but without the mess. I put them on a plate, wrapped in a napkin or two, and microwave them. I then crunch them up or put strips of bacon into our eggs.


    5 years ago on Introduction

    Thank you for the bacon tip, i never cook bacon at home due to the mess and it made the whole house smell. Now i know i can buy them in " bulk".


    6 years ago on Introduction

    So im not understanding the buffet bacon thing. Do you go at closing time and ask for whats left? Or just ask to buy a bunch? Im curious what the going rate is for a bag of bacon? I like your method - no one likes to clean up after bacon!

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    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    I usually hit 'em up about the time the buffet is closing down and the lunch buffet is going up. When I ask for the bacon, I often get kinda strange responses because how do you price a big to-go box of bacon?!? One person decided to charge me the "to go" price by weight, one decided to charge me the cost of one buffet meal, and one just said "$3" and the next time he didn't remember and said "$5". What a deal! I think the most logical price is the single buffet price.

    Cooked bacon freezes really well, btw. I keep it in a big ziploc and sqeeze as much air out of the bag as possible.



    7 years ago on Introduction

    hmmm... its 3.28pm (yes.. p.m.) here and i want me some breakfast.. (erm.. sans the bacon but eggs looks yummy!)

    this looks super easy, super tasty and just flat out awesome. But that tip about getting leftover bacon from the buffet alone was worth my vote.

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    Thank you! I kinda thought it was a great tip for the REAL bacon-lover. So easy to get to (from the freezer - how hard is that?!?) and use and someone else gets to clean!!

    tell me though, because Ive been thinking about getting one for a while, how is the taste of the egg when cooked in the microwave?


    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    You just miss the "fried in a pan" taste. If you cook with teflon pans, it won't be much different... I cook with cast iron pans, so I get more flavor. But in a normal weekday, with three adults and three kids in the house - egg day is sped up with technology.


    7 years ago on Introduction

    We make these on a lot of week day mornings. But we have an old coffee mug we use. Two eggs, splash of milk, homemade bacon bits, pepper and hot sauce. Beat together and microwave for 1.30 mins in our new microwave...

    Love the instructable and the not supporting McD's crappy frozen/reheated breakfasts.

    That works too, but when I go to the buffet, I don't have to wash anything, deal with splatters and house smells, AND the restaurant typically cuts me a deal cuz they'd just have to throw out the bacon. At least this way, they get SOME money out of it.