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Steak Egg and Cheese Bagel Recipe

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The steak egg and cheese bagel recipe is a favorite breakfast item at…you guessed it, McDonalds! And while it was discontinued, after more than 20,000 people signed a petition, McDonalds started bringing this hearty breakfast at certain locations across the country in 2022. Good news, but the better news is that you can make the McDonald’s steak egg and cheese bagel recipe at home any time. Add an air fryer hash brown patty and a sweet cream cold foam for an elevated value meal. 😉

If you love breakfast bagels as much as we do, be sure to try my bacon egg and cheese bagel, bagels and lox, and bagel fruit pizzas next time!

Close up of steak egg and cheese bagel sandwich.

Estimated reading time: 7 minutes

What You’ll Love About this Steak Egg and Cheese Bagel Sandwich

  • Fun copycat recipe
  • Hearty and delicious breakfast
  • Made with simple ingredients
  • Loaded with protein
  • Just 5 minutes prep time
  • Just 25 minutes total time
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Ingredients

This steak egg and cheese bagel is made with simple ingredients:

  • Steak – For a juicy steak patty, I recommend something like a ribeye or a New York strip. You can also used shaved steak (like my steak quesadillas) if you prefer. This is a main ingredient, so aim for quality.
  • Sea salt and black pepper
  • Worcestershire sauce – This is a classic seasoning for steak, and gives it traditional steak sandwich flavor.
  • White onion – Use a small onion or make extra caramelized onions, they are a delicious addition to burgers, sandwiches, omelettes, etc.
  • Butter – I think using real butter gives the steak, onion, and eggs great flavor, but you could also use your favorite cooking oil.
  • Eggs – Use the highest quality large eggs you can for best flavor. I fry them here, but you can also use a fluffy folded egg if you prefer.
  • Cheese – Use cheddar cheese, American cheese, or white American cheese. We love slices of melty American cheese on breakfast sandwiches, but it’s up to you. If your cheese is really thinly sliced, you may want to use two slices per bagel sandwich.
  • Bagels – You can use plain bagels, onion bagels, or everything bagels. While I prefer bagel-shop bagels for things like a bagel and lox spread, for bagel sandwiches, I actually prefer a thinner, softer bagel so that it’s easier to eat.
Ingredients to make McDonalds steak egg and cheese bagel

How to Make Steak Egg and Cheese Bagel Recipe

This steak bagel recipe requires a bit more work than some of my breakfast recipes, it really comes down to making a few different components:

  • Cut steak. Cut steak into a thin “patty” size.
Sliced steak for bagel sandwich.
Seasoned steak for steak bagel sandwich on plate.
  • Caramelize onions. In a skillet, cook butter and onions over medium heat until caramelized.
Caramelized onions in a skillet.
  • Cook steak. Heat a tablespoon of the butter over medium high heat and add steak to skillet. Cook briefly on both sides until cooked through. Remove from pan and set aside.
Steak cooking in a skillet.

TIP: The thin cut steaks will cook quickly, be careful to not overcook.

  • Cook eggs. Heat butter in a nonstick pan over medium low heat and crack eggs into skillet. Cook to desired consistency.
Cooking eggs in a skillet.
  • Assemble steak egg cheese bagel sandwiches. Spread a freshly toasted bagel with a bit of butter if desired. Top the side of each bagel with a cheese slice. Add the steak to the bottom bagel and top with fried onions, egg, and top of bagel. EAT!

Extras to Add

This steak egg and cheese bagel recipe is loaded with flavor, but if you want to add MORE, here are a few ideas:

  • Sauteed mushrooms
  • Sauteed peppers and onions
  • Breakfast sauce – The sauce on McDonald’s steak bagel is made up of mayonnaise, yellow mustard, lemon juice, steak sauce, dill weed, salt, and pepper.
  • Toast toppings – Check out my avocado toast topping ideas for even more!
Steak egg and cheese bagel.

Storage Instructions

This copycat steak egg and cheese bagel is best eaten immediately.

How to prep ahead

If you would like to prep ingredients ahead to speed up the process in the morning, you can cut the steak and caramelize the onions.

How to Serve Bagel Sandwiches to the Whole Family

I get it, feeding kids can be tough! But following the Division of Responsibility and knowing your job and your child’s job makes it SO much more enjoyable. You’ll be able to feed your kids any meal, which will help ensure that they are eating a variety of nutritious foods – with plenty of play food sprinkled in. 😉

Sandwiches can be tricky for young kids to eat, so you can serve it to them deconstructed to help decrease the stress of sandwich contents spilling out of the bagel.

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What to Serve with Steak Egg and Cheese Bagel

This hearty breakfast option doesn’t need much on the side, but here are a few ideas:

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Steak Egg and Cheese Bagel Recipe

  • Author: Emily Dingmann of myeverydaytable.com
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Skillet
  • Cuisine: American
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Description

The EASY steak egg and cheese bagel recipe you can make at home! Inspired by the McDonalds version, this hearty sandwich is always a favorite.


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 8 oz. ribeye steak
  • sea salt and black pepper
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 white onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 Tbsp. butter, divided
  • 4 eggs
  • 8 slices cheddar cheese or white American, thinly sliced
  • 4 bagels

Instructions

  1. Butterfly an 8 oz. steak or buy a thin cut steak. (You want it about ½ inch thick.) Cut into 4 little steaks, about 4-5 inches wide. Season with salt, pepper, and sprinkle with Worcestershire sauce. Set aside.
  2. Cook onions. Heat 1 tablespoon of butter over medium heat in a nonstick skillet and when it foams, add onions. Stirring occasionally, cook for about 9-12 minutes, until onions are soft and caramelized.
  3. Meanwhile, cook steak. Heat 1 tablespoon of butter over medium high heat in a stainless steel skillet. When it foams, add steak and cook for about 1 minute per side, until cooked through. (These cook fast so be careful to not overcook.) Remove steaks from pan and set aside.
  4. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon of butter in nonstick pan over medium-low heat. When butter foams, carefully crack eggs into pan. Gently cook, breaking the yolk if desired, and folding up the edges of the egg white to form a similar shape to the bagel.
  5. Cook egg for about 3 minutes, the gently flip over, top with slice of cheese, and cook for another 2-3 minutes until egg is cooked to desired consistency.
  6. While eggs are cooking, toast bagels.
  7. Lightly butter bagels if desired, then top each slice of bagel with cheese. Add the slice of steak to the bottom bagel and top with fried onions, egg and cheese. Top with the top slice of bagel and serve immediately.

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Photo Credit: All photos in this post were take by Loren at Sweet Rustic Bakes

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