It’s football season! And you know what that means? Tailgating!!
You guys are going to fall in love with these Ultimate Tailgating Breakfast Sandwiches! They’re the perfect way to warm up on a chilly morning, with warm eggs, cheese, crispy hash browns and bacon, all on a warm Thomas’ English Muffin!
Whenever I think of tailgating I am reminded of my days in college.
I went to the University of Houston, and if you want to meet some die-hard tailgaters, just head down to Houston!
I was always blown away at the amount of food people would bring out to enjoy before the football games. It was always a true party! But let me tell you… there is nothing quite like a warm something to eat on a chilly morning before a game.
The best thing about these ultimate sandwiches is that the prep is done before-hand.
Crispy hash browns, crispy and smoky bacon, and even the eggs are cooked before. The sandwiches are assembled and then brilliantly packaged (if I do say so myself), so they are ready to be warmed up and enjoyed right before game-time!
Or – if you’re like me… we enjoy these sandwiches during our annual family camping trip!
We always go camping with our extended family at least once a year. Every family is assigned a meal to bring, which makes it easier and more enjoyable.
Well, these breakfast sandwiches are a snap to throw together ahead of time, then all that’s left to do is reheat on a portable grill or over the fire!
I think the eggs are the neatest. I baked them in the oven, then sliced them into the perfect scrambled egg patty. Now no eggs fall out when assembling the sandwiches and they’re super tasty too!
Pile all the ingredients onto some hearty Thomas’ English Muffins and wrap the sandwiches in parchment paper.
I love the English Muffins, but using a Thomas’ Bagel would make a great breakfast sandwich too!
Once all the sandwiches are wrapped, place them standing up in one of those disposable baking pans.
I grabbed some bread loaf pans so the sandwiches fit perfectly, but if you’re making tons, you could use a casserole size and just pile them all in there.
Cover the pan with foil and they’re ready for transport!
All that’s left to do at the game is warm them up over your portable grill! Or if you’re camping and didn’t bring a portable grill, you can set them on a rack over some hot coals until they’ve heated through and the cheese is melted!
Now you have a bunch of sandwiches that are hot and ready for a bunch of hungry fans!
No clean-up, just eat and enjoy!
Time to get your tailgating on!
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Ultimate Tailgating Breakfast Sandwiches
- 1 lb. bacon
- 12 eggs
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1 tsp salt
- black pepper, to taste
- 1 refrigerated hash browns, 20oz package
- 12 slices cheddar cheese
- 12 Thomas English Muffins
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Cook the bacon in either the oven (at 400 degrees F for 15 minutes) or in a skillet until crisp. Drain on a paper towel lined plate, but do not discard the grease!
- Place the grease into a large cast iron skillet, or heavy bottomed skillet (mine is 12 inches) and heat over medium heat. Add the refrigerated hashbrowns and press into an even layer. Let cook for 6 to 7 minutes, until golden brown, then flip over in sections and cook an additional 3 to 4 minutes, or until cooked through. Season the hashbrowns with salt and pepper according to your preference.
- Meanwhile whisk together the eggs, milk 1 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp black pepper in a bowl. Lightly coat a 9x13” cake pan or casserole dish with non-stick spray and pour the egg mixture in. Bake for 7 minutes, then gently stir the eggs in the pan, turning the sides over and pulling up the bottom layer of cooked eggs. Return to the oven and cook for an additional 5 minutes. Stir one more time and cook for an additional 3 minutes, or until the eggs are mostly set. The eggs will continue to cook once taken out of the oven, so don’t over cook them. Cut the eggs into 12 equal squares.
- Assemble your breakfast sandwiches on top of the Thomas English Muffins: cheese, hashbrowns, egg, bacon, top bun. Enjoy now, or keep reading to make sandwiches portable.
- Wrap the sandwiches halfway in parchment paper so the bottom is covered, but the top is open. Place, open side up in a foil container and then cover the container with foil. Keep the sandwiches chilled until ready to serve. To reheat, simply place the covered trays on a grill over medium heat. Cover and cook for 5 to 10 minutes or until the sandwiches are heated through. Enjoy
disclosure: This post is in partnership with Thomas’ Breads. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that help make I Wash You Dry possible.
Making these Sunday for a tailgate! One question, can you cook the eggs in a 9×13 glass dish? Thanks!
I need to make these two days ahead and transport them distance and I need at least 24 of them. Do you think it would work to wrap them completely in foil individually, sealed tight, and then heat them on the grill in the foil? I’d like to be able to heat them in batches.
Yup, you could definitely do that! 🙂
I made them for a camping trip and they were a hit with the family. i made them a few days before we left and froze them. They thawed wonderfully and reheated perfectly!! Great recipe!!
These look amazing! I have a big camping trip coming up and I have been thinking about make ahead meals. How long do they last cool in a cooler or do you freeze them first so that they last until the day you eat them while camping?
I would think these could last a few days in the cooler if they are sealed up real good. You could definitely freeze them before hand which would make them last even longer! 🙂 Enjoy your camp trip!
Katerina @ Diethood
Breakfast food that is also football food – Heck YES! Also? I now wish I went to U of Houston! That must have been incredibly fun. Lucky girl!
Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust
This is such a great idea!
I so agree – this is the perfect morning tailgating treat! Love that the potatoes are IN the sandwich!
These look great but I have a question. When do you toast the english muffins? If you assemble them on untoasted muffins and then warm up the sandwiches on the grill, the muffins won’t get a chance to toast up. This leaves you with raw english muffins on an amazing looking sandwich. Could you toast them before assembling then reheat on the grill or would they get soggy?
I didn’t toast the english muffins, and still found them to be delicious. But if you prefer them toasted, just do it before you assemble the sandwich.
Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel
Man, breakfast food is a serious weakness of mine. I LOVE IT. These sandwiches look so stinkin’ delicious, Shawn! I will take 5. 🙂