Mar 12, 2014

Review: Bruegger's Bagels - The Big Easy Breakfast Sandwich

Bruegger's Bagels' The Big Easy breakfast sandwich features egg, andouille sausage, spicy sriracha mustard, a slice of cheddar cheese, and green peppers on a plain bagel.

I had one for lunch for $4.69.

They offer the option to toast their sandwich with gives the bagel a nice crispy shell and chars the andouille a little bit, while melting the cheese.

They forgot the add the green peppers. I didn't notice until I was halfway through eating and went back to request it.

Without the green bell peppers, the sandwich was pretty salty. They squeeze out a fair bit of spicy sriracha mustard into my sandwich. It was a little excessive but the flavor was nice; like a honey mustard crossed with spicy garlicky sriracha. To me, the heat was decent. I'd say about medium-low, which seems a little mild for sriracha.
The andouille had a slight bit of a peppery bite, but felt a little too much like a hot dog or bologna in texture. I was hoping for a bit more meatiness and snap.

The cheddar was mild and nicely melted. The egg was very uniform and almost perfectly round. I'd like a little more fluffiness but it was decent for a pre-cooked egg patty.

The bagel was toasted nicely and had a decent chew to it. I'm not completely sold on bagel sandwiches as they tend to lose the middle ingredients as you bite into them.

Interestingly, with the green peppers in my sandwich, the saltiness was blunted but so was the heat (which may be good or bad depending on your tolerance). The peppers were fresh and add a welcomed crunch.

Overall, Brugger's The Big Easy was a mixed bag for me. I liked the spicy sriracha mustard but the flavors of the sandwich weren't quite varied enough and ended up a little plain. While the green peppers liven it up a bit, I'm not sure I'd pick this over a more standard bacon, egg, and cheese breakfast sandwich.

Nutritional Info - Bruegger's Bagels The Big Easy breakfast sandwich
Calories - 680 (from Fat - 260)
Fat - 29g (Saturated Fat - 9g)
Sodium - 1550mg
Carbs - 75g (Sugar - 20g)
Protein - 27g