Bacon Butty Sandwiches

My Nana Lulu had a brother named Eddie whom I adored. He was zany, hilarious and so incredibly sweet. During World War II he was stationed in England when he got sick. He was sent to a local family in Ipswich to take care of him and that is where he met his English rose Jean. They fell madly in love and I am sighing about the romance just writing about it. Jean is the reason I love all things British. I could listen to her talk in her beautiful accent forever and we were very close. We even celebrated our birthdays together since hers was just 3 days before mine. Geminis unite! She taught me everything from fun British phrases to the monarchy and of course classic English dishes. That included these simple and amazing bacon butty sandwiches!

A bacon butty is just what the Brits call a bacon sandwich. These are so much more than an ordinary bacon sandwich though! I cooked my bacon in the oven, which is always my favorite method. The rack kept the bacon from getting soggy in its own grease and it also kept me from having to babysit a pan of bacon on the stove. The grease all pooled on the aluminum foil so that I could easily pour it into a container for delicious future use!
HP sauce definitely took these bacon butty sandwiches from ordinary to extraordinary. It is a glorious sauce that tastes like a combination of ketchup, steak sauce and malt vinegar. The Brits are nuts for this stuff and so am I! HP stands for House of Parliament, but I think it also stands for Harry Potter because it is magical. It is also so delicious on eggs, sausage, steak, pork, you name it. I had it shipped in from England easily via Amazon
Once the bacon cooked, I assembled the bacon butty sandwiches easily. I buttered the fluffy hamburger rolls and piled 4 slices of bacon on the bottom. Then I squirted a generous drizzle of the magic HP sauce over the bacon and closed it up!

I thought of my lovely Great Aunt Jean as soon as I bit in to the bacon butty. She absolutely loved them and I had so much fun carrying them on. I hope you all enjoy these simple, scrumptious sandwiches too! They’re so perfect for breakfast, brunch or lunch. xoxo

Bacon Butty Sandwiches
Bacon Butty Sandwiches
Bacon Butty Sandwiches
Bacon Butty Sandwiches


4.6 from 5 votes
Bacon Butty Sandwiches
Bacon Butty Sandwiches
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Bacon butty sandwiches are so quintessentially British, amazing and simple! The special HP sauce is what really sends them over the top. 

Course: Main Course
Keyword: Bacon Butty Sandwiches, Sandwiches
Servings: 2 sandwiches
Calories: 520 kcal
Author: Jeanie and Lulu's Kitchen
  • 8 slices thick cut bacon
  • 2 whole hamburger buns
  • butter as needed for the buns
  • HP sauce to taste
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 400 and line a sheet tray with aluminum foil. Fit a cooling rack on top of the sheet tray and lay the bacon out in a single layer on the rack. This will allow heat to go all around the bacon and the grease to pool on the aluminum foil. Cook the bacon in the oven for around 20-22 minutes, until it is completely crisp. Take it out and let it cool enough to handle. Meanwhile, toast the two buns. Butter them generously, then pile 4 pieces of bacon onto each of the bottom buns. Squirt a generous amount of HP sauce on top of the bacon, then close up the sandwiches and enjoy the simple yumminess!
Nutrition Facts
Bacon Butty Sandwiches
Amount Per Serving (1 sandwich)
Calories 520 Calories from Fat 337
% Daily Value*
Fat 37.4g58%
Saturated Fat 15.8g99%
Cholesterol 91mg30%
Sodium 1548mg67%
Potassium 44mg1%
Carbohydrates 25.5g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2.7g3%
Protein 20.3g41%
Calcium 50mg5%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


23 thoughts on “Bacon Butty Sandwiches”

  1. You had me at BACON! ?
    Bacon makes everything wonderful.
    I’ve never heard of these Butty sandwiches.
    It looks like on the the hunt for the sauce, I’m game for a new bacon sandwich.

  2. ooooh I was just watching an episode of the liver birds where they were passing around pickled onions and ham butty’s and something made me look to the web as remember a butty being a sarnie or sandwich made with butter instead of mayo. but I must say bacon and hp sauce sounds a treat our local publics here in Chattanooga, tn now caries it, I just happen to have some… daddie’s ketsup is similar but then I left 35 years ago

  3. I love the story behind the sandwich!

    I had never cooked bacon in the oven until recently and it’s life changing! It’s so much easier and less messy than on the stove!

  4. SOOIE!!! Say bacon and I come running! I totally love the name “Bacon Butty.” So much more fun that “bacon sandwich.”

  5. I’ve never heard of Bacon Butty Sandwiches until your post. I know my husband and kids would gobble it up!

  6. Try this great British sandwich. White bread buttered, 4 rashers of bacon on the bottom, covered in HP sauce. Next a slice of white bread fried, topped with a fried egg. Make sure that the egg is still runny. Place the last slice of buttered bread to top the sandwich.

    A top hangover cure.

    Much love from blighty. Enjoy.

  7. You realize you can buy HP in the stores here and its been here as long as i can remember. I agree with you though hp is awesome. Being British i suppose I’m going to say that.

  8. For years we have watched the British series, “Keeping Up Appearences “ . In this series Onslow always says things like, “I sure could use a bacon butty” or “ A bacon butty would be nice.” We have always wondered what a bacon butty was and now, thanks to you we know. Looking forward to trying a bacon butty soon.

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