Open Face Beef & Egg Sandwich with Sauteed Onion & Tomato Recipe

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This delicious meal is super simple, uses only a few ingredients, and makes a great main course for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Don't let the number of steps scare you - I tend to break it down to ridiculously detailed instructions so it's easy for anyone to understand (there are a lot of readers using translation software, and complicated steps tend to confuse it). And, if you have a large skillet & juggle the timing you an actually do this all in one pan (though I wrote the recipe assuming you will need to use more than one skillet).

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Servings: 4


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  • 4 slices of sandwich bread (I recommend whole wheat or multi-grain but any type you like will work)
  • 1/2 lb ground beef
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 onion (purple is best but white or yellow will work)
  • 1 large tomato (the riper the better)
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 lime
  • 2 tbsp ranch dressing


  1. Mix salt & pepper with ground beef and make four equal size patties.
  2. Slice onion crossways to create 'half moon' pieces.
  3. Chop tomato.
  4. Heat a small amount of olive or vegetable oil in a large skillet.
  5. Brown beef patties, turning occasionally until cooked through.
  6. While the beef is cooking, in another skillet, saute onions in a small amount of oil. When onions become translucent, add tomato and brown sugar. Continue to cook until onions develop a golden brown color.
  7. Remove onion mixture from skillet to prevent burning from residual heat of the pan (especially important if cooking in cast iron or glass cookware).
  8. Fry four eggs (I like "sunny side up" but cook to your preference)
  9. Toast four slices of bread.
  10. Spread 1/2 tbsp ranch dressing on each slice.
  11. Drain excess grease from beef patties on a paper towel; squeeze lime juice over them.
  12. Place one patty on each bread slice.
  13. Top each with one fried egg.
  14. Place a generous portion of carmelized onion & tomato on top of each sandwich.
  15. Serve & enjoy.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 278g
Recipe makes 4 servings
Calories 390  
Calories from Fat 184 47%
Total Fat 20.49g 26%
Saturated Fat 6.48g 26%
Trans Fat 0.03g  
Cholesterol 248mg 83%
Sodium 942mg 39%
Potassium 456mg 13%
Total Carbs 32.03g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2.6g 9%
Sugars 9.39g 6%
Protein 20.34g 33%
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