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Spending some time living in New York there’s one absolute staple meal. The classic BEC from a Bodega. This is our delicious take on the BEC using essentially the same ingredients of Pork Egg and Cheese, however the Pork we’re using is from our delicious Kansas Style low and slow cooked Ribs (recipe here)

Those Bodega Bacon Egg and Cheeses are life savers aren’t they? They cost next to nothing. They’re delicious. Finally, they are so readily available that nary a street corner in NYC would you not be able to find one. Even the bad BECs are still awesome in my opinion

How to make this Classic Pork Egg and Cheese Sandwich

What separates this sandwich from every other BEC out there is the Pork. We’re not mucking around here by just frying up some Bacon and calling it a day. No way! For this recipe we’re using our famous slow cooked BBQ Pork Ribs!

These Ribs are epic, and we’re going to need you to spend a day making these bad boys. If you ever get the craving for some great BBQ Ribs, this is the recipe to use. We marinade the Ribs overnight in a combination of beautiful spices. The Pork absolutely loves marinades, and it soaks up all of that wonderful flavor

The Ribs are then slow cooked in the Oven for 4 hours over a low temperature. What this process does is slowly break down the fibers in the Pork, leaving them beautiful and tender after four hours. It is an Epic meal with vast quantities of Pork, so there’s a very good chance you’ll have leftovers. This Pork Egg and Cheese Sandwich is the perfect way to enjoy the Pork Ribs the next day

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Follow our recipe to create the most amazing Pork Egg and Cheese Sandwich you’ve ever eaten!

When selecting cheese, there is no substitute for the classic

There really is no choice in the matter when adding Cheese to your Pork Egg and Cheese Sandwich. The answer is simple: Sliced American Cheese. Every time. No exception! The melty consistency that American Cheese produces is simply amazing, and works perfectly in combination with the Pork Ribs and Fried Egg

Once the Cheese Melts it really does start to absorb into the other ingredients in the Sandwich. The Cheese almost acts like a condiment, or a sauce for the ingredients in the sandwich. So, don’t bother with any fancy Bries, Camembert’s, or Mozzarella. Sliced American Cheese is the only cheese choice for a Pork Egg and Cheese Sandwich!

What is the best bread to use for this Sandwich?

When we’re making leftovers there is no point being super picky. The point of leftover dishes is you utilize whatever you’ve got available in the house. So, heading out to the local artisan bakery to pick up the mornings freshly baked loaf isn’t necessarily required here (although by all means do it if that’s what you’re into!)

As you can see by our photos we’ve kept this recipe super simple – regular old White Bread in the toaster. All you really need for this Sandwich is a bread that’s going to hold its shape when exposed to the sauce in the Ribs and the runny Egg Yolk. Toasted White Bread does a great job in maintaining its structure, so it is a great choice

For the true Pork Egg and Cheese Sandwich experience, however, you must go with a Kaiser Roll. They’re the classic roll that NY Bodegas serve these amazing sandwiches in, so we’d be remiss to not suggest them. It’s always a good idea to have a bag of Kaiser Rolls available. Just throw them in the freezer and thaw one out for this delicious dish

In addition to the above, the final difference we’re making is the inclusion of BBQ sauce. Of course, our Kansas Style ribs are smothered in delicious homemade BBQ sauce anyway (recipe here) so you should have some readily available. If not, you can of course use whatever your favorite BBQ sauce is. I was actually surprised how uncommon adding BBQ sauce to BECs actually is. It’s my go to and I’m hoping to convert a few of you with this recipe

Recipe Details

Servings

2 people

Prep time

5 minutes

Cooking time

5 minutes

Total time

10 minutes

Pork Egg and Cheese Sandwich Recipe

Ingredients

  • ¾ lbs. of Pork sparerib meat (recipe here)
  • ½ cup BBQ Sauce (recipe here)
  • 4 pieces of White Bread or 2 Kaiser Rolls
  • 2 slices of American Cheese
  • 2 Eggs
  • Salt

Instructions

  1. In separate saucepans heat the Pork Sparerib Meat and the BBQ Sauce. Heat both on a low temperature gradually as the sugar content can tend to make these burn easily
  2. Place a little bit of Vegetable Oil in a frypan over medium heat. Once hot, crack both eggs over the top and fry for 5 minutes until cooked. Once done, finish with the Eggs with a pinch of Salt
  3. Toast your bread in a toaster or under the broiler until golden brown
  4. Assemble the sandwich by layering the American Cheese, Pork, BBQ Sauce and then the Fried egg on top then you’re ready to eat!

That’s it! Super simple and unbelievably tasty. If you’ve enjoyed this Pork Egg and Cheese Sandwich Recipe then we’ve got plenty more delicious dishes that utilize leftovers in fun and interesting ways. Check out our Lunching on Leftovers section of the website here and get creative with those leftovers! Here are some of our favorite dishes that utilize leftovers:

We’d love to see how you go with this recipe so please feel free to share with us on Instagram or Pinterest and happy cooking!

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