Note to self: The other day I stopped by the halal grocery store to get some ingredients for beef pho. (I’m so excited to try this at home, Moudi’s bday is coming up and I really wanted to make this for him) Every Thursday they get fresh meat from the farm and hand butcher it. And whatever you request they go into the huge cooler and take it off the cow or goat right then and there. Anyways, I have no idea how we got off topic but he ended up recommending these hickory smoked beef strips. I’ve never tried them but decided to give it a shot and this is where the recipe was inspired from.
Now the best thing about this recipe is that you can substitute a lot. You can use whatever veggies you have in the fridge, or none at all if that’s your preference. You can use American cheddar cheese to replace the gouda, or whatever cheese your heart desires. And you can substitute the brioche for a croissant, or sandwich bread, or leave out the bread if you’re watching your carb intake. I think the most important part is the pinch of cayenne pepper and the addition of these hickory smoke beef strips…there’s a subtle heat to it but it’s not overwhelming. Other than that I say go for it and make your very own customizable breakfast sandwich. Moudi really loved it and loved the addition of the beef. I think it’s definitely going to be a staple in our house from now on! Plus…there’s so many bacon recipes out there I finally found a great halal substitute for it!
- 2 eggs
- 6 Halal Hickory smoked beef strips
- 2 tbsp diced onions
- 1 tbsp diced tomatoes
- 1 tbsp diced green bell peppers
- ⅛ tsp salt
- ⅛ tsp pepper
- pinch of cayenne pepper
- 2 tbsp of gouda cheese
- 2 Brioche bun
- In a large skillet place beef strips into the pan on medium high heat and cook for 3 minutes on each side.
- In a small bowl add 2 eggs, 2 tbsp of diced onions, 1 tbsp diced tomatoes, 1 tbsp diced green bell peppers, ⅛ tsp of salt, ⅛ tsp of pepper, and a pinch of cayenne pepper. Mix well.
- In the same pan you cooked the beef strips in add your egg mixture.
- Let it set and cook and then after a few minutes flip.
- Add the gouda cheese and after a minute or two fold in half.
- Take the warmed brioche bun and place egg on top (I used half of the egg on each sandwich)
- Layer with beef strips cut in half on top of the egg (I used 3 strips for each sandwich)
- Top with the other bun and enjoy served warmed.
Makes 2 sandwiches