Strawberry Chile Jam Breakfast Sandwich

An easy strawberry chile jam is slathered on thick and hearty toasted bread with crispy cooked bacon and a fried egg for the ultimate breakfast sandwich.

I’ll admit, as much as I love (and do try to follow as much as reasonably possible) supporting local, organic farming, I sometimes roll my eyes behind this computer screen when I read sites and recipes calling for such ingredients. As if the dish wouldn’t turn out just fine with regular produce instead of organic. Sometimes it all just seems so elitist. Like, if you can’t buy organic berries, you can’t make this dish. Um, ok?

An easy strawberry chile jam is slathered on thick and hearty toasted bread with crispy cooked bacon and a fried egg for the ultimate breakfast sandwich.

But as I was making this breakfast sandwich I realized this entire ingredient list (minus the chiles) was either organic (like the hearty eureka!® Grainiac® Organic Bread), local (like the bacon from Ulysses’ coworker’s home raised pig) or both (like the strawberries and eggs from the farm up the road) and I’d become that person.

I’m just not up on a soapbox preaching to the world how you must do the same.

Strawberry Chile Jam is a spicy sweet delicious spread great for both savory and sweet bites!

Strawberries are just about on their way out around here as we get into June and to celebrate one of my long time standing favorites, I wanted to make a quick and easy jam. One that would be equally delicious in savory dishes as sweet and something just a littttle bit different than the usual.

The result is this strawberry chile jam.

It’s sweet, but not overly so. It’s got a hint of spice, but not so much that you’ll be sweating as you eat it. And with the addition of some shallots, it has a savory undertone that would make it just as good on some grilled steak or chicken as it is on this breakfast sandwich.

Strawberry Chili Jam is delicious on hearty eureka graniac bread with some crispy bacon and a fried egg

As my favorite meal of the day, showcasing it on this breakfast sandwich was a no-brainer.

There are a few things a good breakfast sandwich needs. First and foremost, we have to discuss the bread. I’m not a roll person. Kaiser rolls have never been my thing for a breakfast sandwich. I don’t really get why so many delis insist on them! If I’m going to do bread, it needs to be hearty, chewy, full of nuts, seeds or grains and worth sinking my teeth into, which is why I am super excited about eureka! Organic Bread. The Grainiac variety is filled with 14 organic grains and perfectly rises to the occasion. Even better, all eureka! bread varieties are vegan, certified organic, and made with no high fructose corn syrup, no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives.

Bacon is next. If the bacon isn’t crispy, it’s an immediate no. Chewy, undercooked bacon has no place in this world.

And lastly, the runny egg. I’d like to think this isn’t even a question this day and age but unfortunately I live with someone who breaks all his yolks and purposely overcooks them every time he makes breakfast. I can’t even be in the kitchen while this tragedy occurs. Fried eggs are a must on a good breakfast sandwich and if they’re anything beyond over-easy, it’s just not worth it.

More breakfast sandwich love: herbed cheddar sausage and egg waffle sandwiches, sweet potato fritter breakfast sandwiches
Strawberry Chili Jam makes the ultimate breakfast sandwich with some crispy bacon and a runny egg

When you combine all those things with this strawberry chile jam, you get a savory sweet flavor explosion of a breakfast sandwich showcasing how simple quality ingredients can make one delicious meal!

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Strawberry Chile Jam Breakfast Sandwich

Cook Time 20 min 2017-05-25T00:20:00+00:00Prep Time
Preparation 5 min 2017-05-25T00:05:00+00:00Cook Time
Total Time 25 mins 2017-05-25T00:25:00+00:00 Total Time

An easy strawberry chile jam is slathered on thick and hearty toasted bread with crispy cooked bacon and a fried egg for the ultimate breakfast sandwich.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 1/2 cups roughly chopped strawberries
  • 1 medium shallot, minced
  • 2 tablespoons thinly slice chile peppers
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar
  • 2-3 slices eureka! Graniac bread, toasted
  • 4 slices bacon, cooked until crispy
  • 1 egg, fried

Instructions

  1. Add the coconut oil to a small sauce pot over medium heat.
  2. Once hot, add the shallots and saute 1 minute until slightly softened and fragrant.
  3. Add the strawberries, chiles, vinegar and sugar next, stir to combine and bring mixture to a boil.
  4. Once boiling, reduce heat to low and simmer gently, stirring occassionally to help breakdown the strawberries until thickened and reduced, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
  5. Assemble sandwich by spooning jam on toasted bread, placing bacon on top of the jam and finishing with a fried egg.
  6. Store extra jam in a glass container or other air tight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of eureka! Organic Bread. The opinions and text are all mine.

15 Comments

  1. Catherine

    Dear Gina, this breakfast is right up my alley. The chile jam ties it all together…love the seasonal, fresh ingredients here. I agree with you completely, but some dishes like this take no extra effort at all. Everything here is so accessible. Have a wonderful day dear. xo, Catherine

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  2. Danae @ Recipe Runner

    Ok I just have to start by saying I’m so jealous that you got bacon from your husband’s coworker. I keep looking trying to find pork anything that was allowed to wander around outside and it’s impossible unless I want to buy the whole hog, which I have no way of storing or the money for it. Anyways…I love this breakfast sandwich! I am a huge fan of sweet and spicy jams and this strawberry chile jam would be getting spread on everything!

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    1. Running to the Kitchen Post author

      Living in the sticks has its perks! Too bad we don’t live closer, I’d happily split a pig with you ;) We did buy a chest freezer last year when we decided to buy part of a cow and pig and it’s been SO handy. Best $150 spent in a long time to have quality meats on hand!

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  3. Leslie

    Ohhhh I just saw this bread the other day at the store and passed it by. I will certainly grab a loaf next time. And this jam….OH MY

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  4. Kim Beaulieu

    This is freaking amazing. The jam, the sandwich, all the stuff piled high on that sandwich. I just want to sink my teeth into it right now. Love the look of that bread. I wonder if I can get it here in Canada? If not, I’ll add it to my list when he hop across the border this week. Good bread is everything.

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  5. Nutmeg Nanny

    I love local strawberries but as you know – I can’t’ handle the picking…haha. This is the perfect way to start the day. If I pop over tomorrow morning can you whip me up a plate? Plus this bread looks awesome!

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  6. Aggie

    I just brought 2 loaves of this bread home for the first time this week! I was so happy to find it in my store. This looks incredible, I seriously want it right now (for dinner).

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