Bacon, egg and cheese sandwich

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Bacon, egg and cheese sandwich
An open bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich
TypeBreakfast sandwich
Main ingredientsBread, bacon, eggs (fried or scrambled), cheese

A bacon, egg and cheese sandwich (B.E.C.[1]) is a breakfast sandwich popular in the United States and Canada. It is made with bacon, eggs (typically fried or scrambled), cheese and bread, which may be buttered and toasted. Many similar sandwiches exist, substituting alternate meat products for the bacon or using different varieties of cheese or bread.[2]


McDonald's Egg McMuffin, a bacon, egg and cheese sandwich using Canadian bacon

A typical sandwich with these ingredients has about 20 grams of fat and 350 kilocalories (1,500 kilojoules) of food energy.[3][failed verification][4] A version has been adapted to make a low-carbohydrate meal.[5][6] In the United States, the bacon egg and cheese sandwich has also been modified into a prepackaged food product as a Hot Pocket (170 kcal or 710 kJ and 7 grams of fat) and a Lean Pocket (150 kcal or 630 kJ and 4.5 grams of fat).[3]

See also


  1. ^ "Who has the best bacon, egg and cheese sandwich in Dutchess County?".
  2. ^ Pete Wells (13 April 2015). "Don't Mess With My Bacon, Egg and Cheese". The New York Times. Retrieved 2019-11-10.
  3. ^ a b Bellerson, Karen J. (2006). The complete & up-to-date fat book: reduce the fat in your diet with this guide to the fat, calories, and fat percentages in your food (5th ed.). Avery. pp. 89, 297, 298. ISBN 978-1-58333-247-4.
  4. ^ A Complete Guide to Healthful Living[dead link] p. 544
  5. ^ Beale, Lucy; Couvillon, Sandy G. (2004). "Open-faced Canadian bacon sandwich". The Complete Idiot's Guide to Low-carb Meals. Alpha Books. p. 34. ISBN 978-1-59257-180-2. Bacon, Egg and Cheese sandwich.
  6. ^ Gassenheimer, Linda (2006). "Sunny-side Up Canadian Bacon and Cheese Toast". Prevention's Fit and Fast Meals in Minutes: Over 175 Delicious, Healthy Recipes in 30 Minutes Or Less. Rodale. p. 66. ISBN 978-1-59486-416-2. Bacon, Egg and Cheese sandwich.