The bacon butty – a classic, and for good reason. Here we have thrown in a little bit of a twist, giving the classic bacon butty a shake-up – combining a bagel with the love of bacon and Mainland Tasty Cheese it is only natural for the combo to become a favourite. Coming in all shades and colours, the bagel is well loved across the globe and instantly recognised. With the current rise in popularity, fresh, toasted or even prepared in advance for the sandwich press, bagels are good to go when your customers are.

Bacon Butty Bagel


  • 1 bagel of your choice, toasted 
  • 3–4 rashers of smoked streaky bacon
  • 2 tbsp housemade tomato ketchup
  • 1 tbsp Mainland Unsalted Butter
  • 1 slice Mainland Natural Tasty Cheese Slices


Open/cut and toast bagel.

Smother with Mainland Butter while still warm.

Place Mainland Natural Tasty Cheese Slices on one side only, while bagel is still hot.

House Made Ketchup

  • 10 large ripe tomatoes, diced 
  • 1 medium onion, diced 
  • 4 garlic cloves, diced 
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground allspice
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 80g packed light brown sugar 
  • 125ml cup cider vinegar


In a heavy based saucepan sweat onions, garlic and spices. 

Add all other ingredients and cook on a slow simmer for 2 hours to reduce.

Blend until smooth and leave to cool.

Store in airtight container in the fridge.

Try adding the ketchup & English mustard to some sour cream for a healthier alternative to mayonnaise for chips, wedges, burgers... the list goes on. Equally great as a dipping sauce or accompaniment.

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Mainland Natural Tasty Cheese Slices have a great bold and tangy cheddar flavour profile that matches to a multitude of different ingredients and dishes.

These quality natural cheese slices are perfectly portioned for your convenience to save you time in your busy kitchen; the twin clamshell pack with a resealable lid means you have a minimal amount open to retain freshness and reduce wastage.