Grabbing breakfast on the run couldn’t be easier when armed with an electric sandwich maker and a few quick and simple ingredients.
Western Omelet Breakfast Sandwich
By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime
Today’s post is sponsored by Barlean’s, Hamilton Beach, and Rhodes Bread as well as Crispy Green, The Spice House, and PackIt. However, all opinions are my own. #ad #Back2School
Welcome to #Back2SchoolWeek! This week I will be sharing several recipes for busy families to save time with the advent of the school year in getting together breakfast, easy and enjoyable packable lunches or after-school snacks and dinner ideas even the pickiest child will love.
And to top that off, there is a fabulous giveaway you can sign up to win prizes by the event sponsors, so don’t forget!
A shout out right off the top for the first sponsor of my recipes this week, which is Hamilton Beach, who generously supplied me with a sandwich maker to put together something for you and the kids to start off your day. But more about that below.
Can you believe that school is back in and summer is almost over already? In fact, today I saw the very first of the trees turning color. I really have no idea why an oddball or two out there starts turning in August, but there it is. It will be another two months before Ohio is in full color mode. How about where you live?
Meet the Recipe Sponsors
We are so thrilled to have Barlean’s, Hamilton Beach and Rhodes Bread sponsor our #Back2School week recipes! Read the info below and get to know them a little better.
At Barlean’s, we believe people can make a difference in the world through ordinary purchases. We’re on a mission to make premium natural supplements and functional foods that feed the mind and body and using our profits to support outreach programs for people in need, both locally and around the world. We source high quality ingredients and treat everyone along our supply chain with care and respect – from the farmers who grow our ingredients, to our retailers and employees, to the people who use our products.
Whether you’re shopping for a college student moving into their first apartment or looking for appliances to simplify your weekday meal prep, Hamilton Beach Brands is here to help with your #Back2School needs. Every aspect of your day is taken care of- from a hassle-free breakfast sandwich or a sustaining smoothie in the morning, to after school snack time made simple with the Proctor Silex Air Fryer, to ensuring their outfits are ready to go the next morning with the CHI Touch Screen Iron. Hamilton Beach Brands will make this year’s back to school transition easier than ever.
Rhodes Bake-N-Serv® is a family business dedicated to producing home-baked quality frozen bread and roll dough, frozen sweet rolls and partially baked frozen rolls. Rhodes is produced in the heart of Wisconsin with its headquarters in Utah. Rhodes is devoted to helping our customers bake successfully. We offer versatile products at a great value with a no-fault guarantee.
In addition to these amazing sponsors, our giveaway winner will also receive prizes from Crispy Green, PackIt, and The Spice House. You’re going to love these awesome prizes!
Crispy Green is the #1 Freeze-Dried Fruit Snack in the U.S.! With no added sugar, additives or preservatives, Crispy Green’s Crispy Fruit snack line makes for the perfect snack for those back to school lunch boxes! Crispy Fruit is 100% pure fruit, nothing else!
PackIt’s Freezable Lunch Bag folds up neatly to the size of a thick book. Throw the whole bag in the freezer overnight, to activate its built-in freezable gel. By morning, the walls of the bag will be completely frozen and ready to chill just like a fridge. The Mod Lunch Bento includes 3 removable dividers that wall off thick liquids and solids, letting you separate sensitive foods and create customized spaces each time.
The Spice House
The Spice House has been a purveyor of fine spices since 1957, grinding them in small weekly batches to retain freshness and enhance their flavor profiles.
#Back2School Recipe Inspiration
For more amazing #Back2School recipes, please follow our #Back2School Pinterest board. Be sure to also check out my fellow bloggers participating all week long for more delicious dishes!
Blogghetti, Bowl Me Over, Cindy’s Recipes and Writings, Cheese Curd In Paradise, Cooking With Carlee, Doodlecraft, Everyday Eileen, Family Around the Table, Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks, Juggling Act Mama, Karen’s Kitchen Stories, Mandatory Mooch, Palatable Pastime, The Schmidty Wife, and Wendy Polisi.
Other recipes you might also like:
Buttermilk Blueberry Buckwheat Pancakes
Strawberry Peanut Butter Quesadilla
Lemon Blueberry Baked Donuts
Orange Pecan Biscuits
Lucky Charms Muffins
But back to my sandwich, because I know you guys are hungry and need to catch the school bus.
The western omelet breakfast sandwich is my take on the western omelet with peppers, onion, ham and cheese, except this one is made much simpler and of course the bonus is that you can eat it on the run.
It cooks in a few short minutes in the Hamilton beach breakfast sandwich maker which is surprisingly simple to use. First you get everything together and the ingredients stirred up in a bowl.
The sandwich maker heats up really fast and the green light comes on to let you know it’s ready.
The way it works is that it has a set of tiers that compartmentalize the sandwich components, and you can simply add in the egg after putting in the bottom english muffin and toppings.
It goes on a plate that is hinged and swings over when the sandwich is finished cooking to allow the egg to drop down onto the other fillings and get the plate out.
I bet you’re wondering how the egg doesn’t just run everywhere. And it is important that the sandwich maker be heated up empty (and not with the ingredients already in there), so the plates heat adequately and as soon as the egg contacts the nonstick metal, it cooks enough to stay in place.
Because it is hot, this is a machine that only older children who can handle a hot skillet should be allowed to use, in case you were wondering. Little ones would likely burn themselves accidentally, the same as if they were using a hot skillet on a stove.
But the sandwich maker is lightning fast to heat, and takes only 4-5 minutes to cook.
You can see that when it is closed up it browns the muffin nicely. 4-1/2 minutes got me this nice golden color, and a full five minutes got me one just slightly more toasty for the big guy who likes them that way.
You lift up each section one at a time so you don’t pull your sandwich apart. And everything is in just the right place, including that perfectly cooked egg.
I am already getting lots of other ideas for this from making sweet French toast sandwiches to chicken and waffle sandwiches to even burger patty melts. What will you be making in yours? Let me know in the comments below.
Western Omelet Breakfast Sandwich
- 4 large eggs lightly beaten
- 2 ounce jar diced pimento peppers drained and minced
- 1 teaspoons dried chives
- salt and black pepper to taste
- 3 ounces sliced cheddar cheese 4 slices
- 6 ounces deli sliced ham
- nonstick cooking spray
- 4 English muffins split
- Spray rings of sandwich maker lightly with nonstick cooking spray and preheat empty until the green light comes on.
- Whisk together eggs, minced pimentos, chives, salt and pepper.
- Fold corners of cheese slices towards the center so they will fit into the ring.
- Open sandwich maker and place bottom half of muffin in the sandwich maker and top with cheese, then ham.
- Swing the egg section over that and pour 1/3 cup of the egg mix into the maker.
- Top the raw egg with the remaining half of muffin and close the lid.
- Set the timer for 4-1/2 minutes.
- At the completion of cooking, swing out the plate so the egg drops onto the ham in the sandwich.
- Carefully lift metal sections to remove the sandwich and enjoy.
But before you grab the recipe and run, make sure you enter the giveaway for the prizes! I’d love for one of my readers to win.
The giveaway includes the following prizes:
- Omega Pal’s Prize Pack from Barleans
- 1 item (winner’s choice from featured products) from Hamilton Beach
- Cookbook and coupons from Rhodes Bread
- 4 six-pack bags of Crispy Fruit snacks (mixed flavors) from Crispy Green
- Best Sellers Collection Gift Box from The Spice House
- Freezable Lunch Bag + Mod Lunch Bento from PackIt
Official Rules and Conditions: One (1) winner will be chosen. Prize must be claimed within 48 hours of announcement or a new winner will be drawn. Open to US residents 18+ only. All entries will be verified. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, Rafflecopter, or any other entity unless otherwise specified. Giveaway ends 08/21/2019. Enter using the widget below.
I don’t really have any BTS tips of my own. I struggle every year. I need the tips lol
Use cookie cutters to cut sandwiches to make them fun for the kids.