Sausage Eggwiches

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 14, 2009

Sausage-Eggwiches

Well.  We’ve been dealing with a bit of a crisis around here.  Remember my “Stock the Freezer” list?  Well, I’ve been busy the last few weeks stocking up our fridge freezer and our deep freezer.

So last night I noticed that the power light on the generic brand deep freezer (wish was just about stuffed to the gills!) was out.

Uh oh.

Checked all the electric, fuses, etc.  All fine and in working order.  Made some calls and “they” deemed the freezer broken.  Made some more calls and was able to get my money refunded.  Thankfully!

Made some calls this morning and learned we could have a new, brand name freezer for the SAME PRICE by Sunday.  Woohoo!

But, what to do with the food in the mean time?  I was NOT about to let $100s of dollars and a whole lot of kitchen time go to waste.  We made arrangements and the food stayed frozen and is safe.

Sigh.

All that to say, we’ve had a bit of a change in the menu plan this week.  My “fall back” meals are usually spaghetti or breakfast for dinner. Tonight, breakfast won.

In the freezer, I found English muffins (that contain dairy) for Hubs and myself to make Sausage Eggwiches.  Since the boys can’t have the English muffins, they had leftover pumpkin pancakes from the freezer, scrambled eggs and fruit. (I’ll share the pumpkin pancake recipe tomorrow!)

Since I only used half of the sausage for this meal, I browned the rest of it to make breakfast burritos for Hubs.

This recipe makes 6 eggwiches…since I had 6 English muffins!

*Note: Extra eggwiches can be frozen.  Or sent to work for lunch the next day. Or reheated for breakfast the following morning!

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Sausage Eggwiches

Yield – 6 servings

Preparation Time – 5 minutes

Cooking Time – 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 eggs ($.60) On sale $1/dozen this week!
  • 1/2 lb. natural pork sausage ($.50) Bought 1 lb. natural sausage roll on sale this week for $.99 after sale and coupon!
  • 6 slices cheddar cheese ($1)
  • 6 English muffins ($1.50) Bought on sale for 6/$1.50 and froze
  • Apple slices ($.50)
  • Cantaloupe wedges ($.75)

Directions

1. In skillet, spray with cooking spray and turn on medium high heat. Crack an egg and let it fry.

Fried-Egg

Like this…But I prefer mine…

Eggs-Over-Easy

Eggs Over Easy…so that’s how I made them for these eggwiches.

2. In same skillet, brown the sausage. Slice sausage roll into 1/3 inch thick circles and fry in skillet until cooked through.
3. Assemble sandwiches. Place fried egg, cooked sausage patty and cheese onto bottom muffin part. Place in toaster oven or under the broiler for 3-4 minutes, or until cheese melts.

Sausage-Eggwiches-Broil

4. Add top muffin part.
5. Slice fruits.
6. Serve Sausage Eggwiches with Fresh Fruit.

Cost $4.85

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Jessica October 14, 2009 at 6:13 pm

These are one of our favorite things to make in our house! We LOVE them. The English muffins make the meal I think! My husband is the egg maker in our house!

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jolyn October 14, 2009 at 6:46 pm

Ok, yikes and yuck on the freezer debacle. But I’m here because I thought these photos were particularly amazing. And it’s not just because I love a good sausage, egg & cheese biscuit. (Which I do.) When I get myself a good camera, which I will, I’m going to be calling you for tips.

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Linda October 14, 2009 at 7:33 pm

I’m so happy you didn’t lose any freezer goodies.

Speaking of English Muffins, one of the best Mom and Pop hamburger joints I’ve ever been to, serves their burgers on English Muffins. Super good, and unexpected.

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Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom October 14, 2009 at 7:47 pm

@Linda,

What a fun idea to do burgers on English muffins! Love it!

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Jennifer October 14, 2009 at 7:57 pm

I am so glad to hear that you caught the freezer issue before it was too late! I’ve had my big freezer door left ajar by a child and, the next thing I know (could have even been days later) everything was totally covered in frost and I heard a drip, drip, dripping coming from it. Hundreds of dollars gone!

The egg sandwiches look good too. I haven’t made those in ages. Thanks for the reminder.

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Karen October 14, 2009 at 10:31 pm

I have my own variation-
I use turkey ham (less fat than sausage) and I use egg whites instead of the egg. delicious! I also use arnold’s bread, its alot more dense than a muffin. add with a bit of cheese….heaven!

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Alta October 15, 2009 at 7:23 am

I am so afraid that one day I’m going to experience the same freezer dilemma you did! So glad you made arrangements and didn’t lose anything, that would have been horrible!

Those egg sandwiches look SO delicious. I can’t have english muffins either (celiac) but would love to grab some gluten-free ones and make this! Yum!

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Julie @ Life Domestic October 15, 2009 at 12:46 pm

I do the breakfast sandwiches in under three minutes. I posted about my methods and what I use a couple weeks ago on my blog. I love doing them that quickly as my hubby isn’t a breakfast eater when he first gets up but because he is diabetic has to have something so I make him a quick, cheap ‘to go’ sandwhich in under three minutes utilizing my microwave.

I LOVE breakfast for dinner! It’s one of my favorites that we do probably about once a month. Usually it’s pancakes. :) I am definitely going to try your pumpkin pancakes. They sound yummy!

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FromTheHeartsOf March 9, 2011 at 12:23 pm

Wow these look great. I love simple breakfast recipes. The faster the better, as long as it’s not from a fast food restaurant. You end up blowing all your calories for the day in one meal. Thanks for sharing!

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Karen Hiebert March 9, 2011 at 5:43 pm

Just in time! I have a can of pumpkin pie that I’d love to use for pancakes. I didn’t like them as cookies but I bet they would be yummy as pancakes!!! :)
Might have to try the egg sandwhich. it beats going to mickey d’s(even though it is across the street. :P

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Trisha W. August 20, 2014 at 11:25 pm

It might be fun to try cooking the eggs inside a canning jar ring so that the eggs are round like the English muffins.

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Amy August 25, 2014 at 1:31 am

If you freeze them, do you thaw the night before it micro then frozen?

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