Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Breakfast Sandwich

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Who needs McDonald’s? For a while now, this has been my favorite breakfast meal. It isn’t exactly a put together and BOOM you’re out the door kind of breakfast, but it is fairly quick for looking so complicated and delicious.

First you need a biscuit. You can use my Cheddar and Chives Biscuit or you an use whatever you have laying around. Sometimes you just don’t have time to make everything from scratch. But for the rest of this post, I’m going to pretend you are using a Cheddar and Chives Biscuit.

Turn on the oven and set it to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Immediately place the biscuit on a baking sheet and shove it in the oven so that it is sitting in there while the oven heats up. Like so.

Cheddar and Chives Biscuit warming and crisping up in the oven
Cheddar and Chives Biscuit warming and crisping up in the oven

Once the oven reaches 350, turn it off and keep the biscuit in there. At this point I like to turn the biscuit over and place some cheddar cheese on top of it.

melting the cheese
Melting the cheese

I do this to heat and crisp the biscuit up. Depending on the weather and where you live, baked goods can loose their firmness or become moist. This helps draw out that moisture and make the biscuits taste and feel like they have just come out of the oven.

Egg, honey, and yogurt for making an Egg McMuffin
Egg, honey, and yogurt for making an Egg McMuffin

While your biscuit is heating up in the oven, whisk one egg in a small bowl. Add 1 teaspoon yogurt and 1 teaspoon honey to the egg and whisk vigorously until everything is mixed together. The yogurt tends to clump so really whisk it.

Combined Egg McMuffin ingredients
Combined Egg McMuffin ingredients

Grease an egg ring, a biscuit cutter, or a mason jar lid ring with butter. I have yet to find an egg ring that is the right size. They are all too big, so I have been using a biscuit cutter. It is not fail proof but I’ve managed to make it work every time so far.

Place the greased egg ring in a small frying pan along with a tablespoon of butter and turn heat on high. Swirl the pan around to spread the butter across the surface of the pan.

Melt the butter until it starts to bubble and sizzle
Melt the butter until it starts to bubble and sizzle

When the butter is starting to bubble and sizzle a little, start pouring the egg mixture very slowly into the egg ring. I pause anytime there is a small leak, allowing the liquid to cook to prevent further leaking. Continue slowly pouring until the bowl is empty. Turn the heat down to medium-low.

Filling the egg ring
Pause in your pouring to let small leaks cook, preventing further leakage

Most of the time this slow pouring/pause method works for me. But of course, the one time I decide to take pictures of my daily ritual, massive leakage occurs. Observe.

egg leaking out of egg ring-no worries-this can still work out
No worries – this can still work out!

Luckily I was able to scoop this all back into the biscuit cutter and the final product came out the same as usual.

Place a pre-made sausage patty in the frying pan along side the cooking egg to heat it up. I season my own plain pork sausage and then cook all of it at once as patties. I store them in an air-tight container and then just pull one out every morning when I want one.

Now comes the hard part. Getting that stupid wonderful egg out of that ring. I take a small spatula and run it along the inside of the metal ring. This loosens the cooked egg from the metal and after a couple of runs, I separate the ring from the egg. Take a spatula and flip it over. Place some cheddar cheese on top, allowing it to melt while the bottom cooks.

melt cheese on top of cooked egg mcmuffin
Melt that cheese!

Once the bottom is cooked and your cheese has reached the appropriate melting stage, you are ready to assemble your own Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Breakfast Sandwich.

This is a pretty flexible “recipe” but if you want to make everything exactly the way I do, don’t worry, I’m providing my sausage seasoning recipe alongside this one. Happy Breakfast Eating!

Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Breakfast Sandwich

This Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Breakfast Sandwich is a hand-held meal that tastes delicious and fills you up for hours. I've supplied a Breakfast Sausage recipe that I use if you are also trying to stay away from processed meats. The seasonings for the sausage patties has a slight peppery kick with a little bit of sweet, bringing to mind some store-bought favorites without the preservatives or refined sugars.
Servings 1
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins

Ingredients

Breakfast Sausage

  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rubbed sage
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves or allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon butter or olive oil

Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Breakfast Sandwich

  • 1 Cheddar and Chives Biscuit or store-bought biscuit of choice
  • 1 Breakfast Sausage Patty or store-bought sausage of your choice
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 slices thin cheddar cheese

Instructions

Breakfast Sausage

  • Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and blend by hand until well seasoned throughout.
  • Lay out plastic wrap and place the seasoned ground pork in the center and wrap it up tight. Place in an airtight container and let sit in the refrigerator for 24 hours.
  • Heat a tablespoon of butter or olive oil in a frying pan over medium-low heat. Shape sausages into flat patties and cook for about 5 to 7 minutes on each side, until they are brown.
  • Place patties on a plate with a paper towel and pat excess oil off. Eat or store in an air tight container to use for later.

Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Breakfast Sandwich

  • Place Cheddar and Chives Biscuit on a baking sheet and put it in the oven. Set oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. The biscuit will heat and crisp up while you are cooking the egg. When the oven reaches 350 degrees, turn it off and put a slice of cheese on top of it. Keep in oven until you are ready to put your breakfast sandwich together.
  • Whisk egg in a small bowl. Add 1 teaspoon yogurt and 1 teaspoon honey. Mix well.
  • Place a greased egg ring, biscuit cutter, or mason jar lid ring in a small frying pan. Heat 1 tablespoon of butter over high heat and swirl the pan around to evenly distribute the melted butter.
  • Slowly pour a little bit of the egg mixture into the ring until it has just covered the surface. Pause a moment and then continue pouring very slowly, stopping for a couple of seconds if any leaks form in order to allow the egg to cook.
  • When you have poured all the egg mixture into the ring, turn the heat to medium-low. Add the already cooked sausage patty to the pan. Continue cooking for around 10 minutes or until there is only a small amount of uncooked liquid on the top surface.
  • Remove egg ring, biscuit cutter, or mason jar lid ring. I use a small spatula and run it along the inside of the metal ring until I am able to pull it loose. After you have removed the egg ring, flip the egg over to cook the other side. Place the second slice of cheddar cheese on top.
  • Take the biscuit out of the oven and place the egg on top of it, followed by the sausage patty.

Notes

For those of you using store-bought biscuits and sausage, follow the directions from the manufacturer.
Author: Megan Wells
Course: Breakfast

 

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