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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Baked Beans and Fried Eggs on Toast

For 10 years, at least three times a week, this was my breakfast. Except mine was thrown on two pieces of Texas toast, wrapped in waxed paper and eaten in the car on the way to work. If I had time I would fry a sausage patty and crumble it in the baked beans. Good stuff!

I'm giving you the glorified version that you can eat with a knife and fork, and can actually add toppings.

Serves 4
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2 (16-ounce) cans baked beans with juices
2 tablespoons chopped yellow onion
2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme
1/4 cup ketchup
1/4 cup chili sauce
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
4 eggs
8 slices bread (whole grain, country white, sourdough, cornbread, etc.)
Hot sauce for serving (optional)

Garnishes: green onion, or grilled red onions, grated Cheddar cheese or sour cream

In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine the beans and their juices, onion, thyme, and ketchup and simmer for about 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a medium skillet, melt 1 tablespoon of the butter. Crack the eggs into the pan, cover, and cook for about 4 minutes for medium-cooked yolks.

Toast the bread and spread the remaining 2 tablespoons butter on the slices. Place 2slices, buttered-side up and overlapping slightly, on each of 4 plates. Using a spatula, transfer 1 egg onto each of 2 slices of toast. Spoon the beans over the eggs and toast. Top with the chili sauce, dividing evenly. Garnish as desired and pass the hot sauce at the table.


  1. how in the world did you manage to eat this in the car?

  2. Easy! Don't put as many beans on the sandwich.

  3. my husband eats this exact same breakfast, probably at least 3 times a week, his favorite, in the car would be a challenge, that takes talent.


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