Einstein Bros. Bagels Santa Fe Egg Sandwich copycat recipe by Todd Wilbur
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Einstein Bros. Bagels Santa Fe Egg Sandwich

Score: 4.75. Votes: 4
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If your crew likes food with a little kick, and they're into breakfast sandwiches, grab some of your favorite bagels and give this clone a go. The jalapeño salsa cream cheese used here is made with only four ingredients, and the rest of the recipe is even easier: cook up some turkey sausage patties in a skillet and prepare each serving of scrambled eggs in a small bowl in the microwave so they fit perfectly on the bagels. For the turkey sausage, I used Wampler brand which comes in 1-pound tubes, but you can also use small turkey breakfast links—just squeeze the sausage out of the casings and form your patties (ditch the casings). You can also use pork sausage if you like.

Still hungry? Check out my recipe for Einstein Bros. Bagels Twice Baked Hash Browns

Source: Top Secret Recipes Unlocked by Todd Wilbur.

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Jalapeno Salsa Cream Cheese
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup Ortega medium salsa
  • 2 tablespoons minced canned jalapeno slices
  • 1/8 teaspoon chili powder
  • 6 ounces turkey breakfast sausage
  • 3 large eggs, beaten (about 2/3 cup)
  • Salt
  • 2 bagels, sliced in half and lightly toasted
  • 2 slices pepper Jack singles
  • 2 tablespoons Ortega medium salsa
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    • Restaurant/Brand
      Einstein Bros. Bagels
    • Instructions

      1. First make your jalapeno salsa cream cheese by mixing all the ingredients together in a small bowl. Cover and chill until it's needed. 

      2. Make the turkey sausage patties by forming the sausage into two 3-ounce patties that are about 4 1/2 inches in diameter.

      If you have time, form the patties on wax paper and freeze them to make handling easier. Cook the patties for 3-4 minutes per side in a skillet over medium/high heat.

      3. Beat the eggs in a bowl, salt to taste, then measure half (about 1/3 cup) into a bowl with approximately the same diameter as the bagels. Microwave each bowl (separately) for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes on high, or until the egg is completely cooked.

      4. Lightly toast all of the bagel halves.

      5. Spread about 2 teaspoons of the jalapeno salsa cream cheese on the toasted face of the bottom half of each bagel. 

      6. When the eggs are cooked, arrange them on the cream cheese on each bottom bagel half.

      7. Lay a slice of pepper jack cheese on each of the egg layers.

      8. Arrange a sausage patty on top of the cheese on each sandwich.

      9. Spread about 2 teaspoons of salsa on the toasted face of each of the top bagel halves. 

      10. Top off the sandwiches with the top bagel halves, slice each sandwich in half, and serve while hot.

      Makes 2 sandwiches.
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Score: 4.75. Votes: 4
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Sep 20, 2011, 22:00

This recipe is outstanding! The jalapeno salsa cream cheese is right on the money. Great job again Todd!

The Fletchers
Feb 17, 2007, 22:00

My husband went nuts for these. I am always trying new things and this recipe is a keeper!

I'm Todd Wilbur,
Chronic Food Hacker

For 30 years I've been deconstructing America's most iconic brand-name foods to make the best original clone recipes for you to use at home. Welcome to my lab.

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