If your kids love Sausage and Egg McMuffins, but you baulk at shelling out nearly $5 at the Golden Arches, here’s how to recreate your favourite drive-thru breakfast for the whole family, at a fraction of the price.
We all love getting a delicious takeaway sausage and egg muffin breakfast but it’s not always an easy thing to do. First you’ve got to get everyone out of the house and of then, of course, it can pack a punch to the family budget. UGH.
So, we’re bringing the magic to you with this Mum Central brekkie hack. If you cut out the convenience of a fast-food restaurant and are prepared to do a little cooking, you can whip up a sausage and egg muffin for around $1.60 a pop. That’s a BIG saving of $3.20 if you’d usually spend $4.80 on one at the fast-food counter. Plus, I reckon they taste better.
The secret to them tasting like the real deal? Woolworths Smokey Cheese Slices. #nomnomnom
DIY Sausage and Egg Muffin
Makes: 6 muffins
- English muffins
- Smokey Cheese Slices
For the sausage patties
- 500g beef mince
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- ¼ teaspoon dried ground sage
- ¼ teaspoon dried ground thyme
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoon of oil to cook
1. Firstly, make the sausage patties. In a bowl combine the beef mince and all of the herbs, spices and sugar, mix together with clean hands.
2. Using about a ¼ of a cup per patty, form a round shape (use an egg ring to help) and squash them flat. Place in the fridge for half an hour.
3. Using a medium to a hot pan, heat the oil and cook the sausage patties for a few minutes either side. You may need to squish them flat with an egg flip as they’ll want to puff up when cooking!
4. Meanwhile, in a separate pan over medium heat, break the eggs into egg rings and cook until the egg white is opaque (or longer if you prefer your egg yolks not runny).
5. Split the muffins on a tray and layer one half of each one with a slice of cheese. Heat under the griller until *just* melted.
6. Construct the muffins by layering cheese, sausage patty, egg and then the other muffin half on top. DONE!
And before anyone makes comment, the golden arches here in Australia DO use a beef sausage patty instead of pork. If you’re feeling like you want to REALLY make it a meal, why not top it off with a side of hash browns? YUM!