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Homemade Sausage Egg McMuffin

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These homemade Sausage Egg McMuffin sandwiches are so darn tasty! This copycat recipe delivers savory flavors similar to the Sausage McMuffin with Egg breakfast sandwich from McDonald’s!

With complete control over the ingredients, enjoy a healthier version of this iconic American breakfast. Ideal for meal-prep, it’s an easy make-ahead recipe for busy families!

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HOMEMADE SAUSAGE EGG MCMUFFIN INGREDIENTS

To make these breakfast sandwiches faster, you can purchase ground pork as bulk breakfast sausage. This type already includes flavoring and spices. But for that unique McDonald’s taste you crave, I highly recommend making these sausage patties with the savory blend of spices listed below.

What we’re not including here is the dextrose (sugar) and rosemary extract that the restaurant uses to flavor their sausage patties. If you want to include some sweetness, add 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar or 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup. The McDonald’s version also includes salted butter. If desired, spread a pat of butter on the top half of the toasted English Muffin. 

Here’s what you’ll need for these delicious breakfast sandwiches.

SAUSAGE PATTIES

  • Ground pork
  • Fennel seeds
  • Ground thyme
  • Ground sage
  • Onion powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Also needed: Canola oil for greasing pan

MUFFINS

  • English muffins
  • Large eggs
  • Sliced cheddar cheese
  • Vegetable oil or butter for the frying pan
  • Water – for steaming eggs

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SAUSAGE EGG MCMUFFIN RECIPE

There’s something very fulfilling about preparing a good breakfast for your family. When creating your weekly meal plan, include this easy McDonald’s Sausage and Egg McMuffin recipe.

These breakfast sandwiches are a real time-saver! It takes only 1-2 minutes in the microwave to reheat a pre-assembled, refrigerated breakfast sandwich! Your family will start the day happy and well fed.

RECIPE PREP: Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a plate with paper towels.

  • STEP 1: Add meat and spices to a medium bowl. Mix with clean hands or a fork.
  • STEP 2: Form the meat into 6 sausage patties that are slightly larger than an English muffin. The sausage patties will shrink during cooking.
  • STEP 3: Place a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add a tablespoon of oil to the center and swish the pan around to distribute it. Add 3-4 sausage patties. Cook for 2-3 minutes and then flip the patties over. Continue cooking until both sides are brown and the pork is cooked through. Transfer to a paper-towel lined plate.
  • STEP 4: Cut English muffins in half. Place muffins on a baking tray. Toast in the oven as desired. Add slices of cheese to the bottom half of each muffin. Return to the oven until the cheese melts.
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HOW TO USE EGG RINGS FOR PERFECT FRIED EGGS

RECIPE PREP: Crack the eggs into small ramekins before the pan is heated. It’s important that the eggs enter the rings about the same time!

  • STEP 1: Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large frying pan. Spray egg rings with oil. Place greased rings flat against the bottom of the pan.
  • STEP 2: Work quickly. Add a cracked egg into each ring. With a fork, burst the yolks so the eggs cook evenly.
  • STEP 3: Drizzle a few tablespoons of water around each egg ring. Immediately cover pan with a lid.
  • STEP 4: Allow eggs to steam for about 2 minutes, or until desired doneness.
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ASSEMBLE SAUSAGE EGG MUFFIN SANDWICHES

Like most families, every now and then we’ll have a deep craving for some of our favorite fast foods. On many weekend mornings that craving is usually focused on a savory and delicious McDonald’s Sausage and Egg McMuffin.

Here’s how to assemble your own homemade version of this iconic breakfast sandwich. With a special disc-shaped egg and drool-worthy sausage patty, it’s super satisfying.

  • STEP 1: Remove English muffins with melted cheese from oven.
  • STEP 2: Place a sausage patty over each slice of cheese.
  • STEP 3: Add a round fried egg over each piece of meat.
  • STEP 4: Top each sandwich with a muffin lid.
Two homemade Sausage Egg McMuffin sandwiches on a plate with breakfast potatoes.

BREAKFAST SANDWICH RECIPE TIPS

  • HOW MANY SAUSAGE PATTIES FOR ONE POUND OF MEAT? This recipe calls for thinner patties similar to the McDonald’s Sausage Egg McMuffin. One pound of meat is enough for 6 of these sausage patties. If you prefer thicker portions, this recipe will make 4-5 servings.
  • SUBSTITUTES FOR GROUND PORK: Mix things up! Try ground beef, chicken or turkey.
  • SUBSTITUTES FOR BREAKFAST SAUSAGE PATTIES: Canadian bacon, or thick-sliced bacon cooked until crisp.
  • BEST CHEESE FOR THIS RECIPE: McDonald’s Sausage Egg McMuffin has processed cheese which contains a lot of fillers. For a healthier recipe, use slices of 100% cheddar cheese.
  • HOW TO MAKE SAUSAGE EGG MCMUFFINS HEALTHIER: Use lean ground meat for the sausage patties. Use whole-wheat English muffins. If desired, skip the bread and make this breakfast sandwich a lettuce wrap!
  • WHAT CAN I USE INSTEAD OF EGG RINGS? Repurpose a mason jar ring from a quart-sized container, or use an extra-large biscuit cutter. You can also recycle a tuna can by cutting off both ends and using the body of the can as an egg ring.
  • CAN BREAKFAST SANDWICHES BE FROZEN? Although the sausage patties can be prepared in advance and frozen, the eggs will develop a rubbery texture in the freezer. This make-ahead recipe is best when stored in the refrigerator. Use within 4 days. Reheat in the microwave or oven.
  • WHAT TO SERVE WITH A SAUAGE AND EGG MCMUFFIN? Serve breakfast sandwiches with hash browns and fruit. Good beverages include juice, milk, or coffee.
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A stack of three sausage egg mcmuffin breakfast sandwiches on a plate.

Homemade Sausage Egg McMuffin


  • Author: Denay DeGuzman
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 15 Minutes
  • Total Time: 25 Minutes
  • Yield: 6 Breakfast Sandwiches 1x

Description

This homemade Sausage and egg McMuffin recipe is incredibly satisfying! Enjoy the savory flavors and textures of McDonald’s iconic breakfast sandwich!


Scale

Ingredients

SAUSAGE PATTIES

  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1/2 tablespoon fennel seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground sage
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper
  • OPTIONAL: 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar OR 1 tablespoon maple syrup

Also needed: Vegetable oil for greasing the pan

MUFFINS

  • 6 English muffins, sliced in half
  • 6 large eggs
  • 6 slices cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil or butter
  • Water – for steaming eggs

Instructions

RECIPE PREP: Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a plate with paper towels.

SAUSAGE PATTIES

  1. Add meat and spices to a medium bowl. Mix with clean hands or a fork. Form the meat into 6 sausage patties that are slightly larger than an English muffin. The sausage patties will shrink during cooking.
  2. Place a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add a tablespoon of oil to the center and swish the pan around to distribute it. Add 3-4 sausage patties. Cook for 2-3 minutes and then flip the patties over. Continue cooking until both sides are brown and the pork is cooked through. Transfer to a paper-towel lined plate.

MUFFINS AND CHEESE

  1. While the sausage patties are cooking, slice 6 English muffins in half. Transfer the bread halves to a baking tray. Toast English muffins in the oven as desired. Add slices of cheese on the bottom half of the muffins.
  2. Return the tray to the oven briefly, just until the cheese has melted.

PERFECT FRIED EGGS

  1. Crack the eggs into small ramekins. It’s important to have the eggs ready to go so that they can enter the rings about the same time!
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon oil or butter in a large frying pan. Spray egg rings with oil. Place greased rings flat against the bottom of the pan. Work quickly. Add a cracked egg into each ring. With a fork, burst the yolks so the eggs can cook evenly.
  3. Drizzle a few tablespoons of water around each egg ring. Immediately cover the pan with a lid. Allow eggs to steam for about 2 minutes, or until desired doneness.

ASSEMBLE BREAKFAST SANDWICHES

  1. Remove English muffins with melted cheese from the oven.
  2. Place a sausage patty over each slice of cheese. Add a round fried egg over each piece of meat. Top each sandwich with a muffin lid.

Notes

BREAKFAST SANDWICH RECIPE TIPS

  • HOW MANY SAUSAGE PATTIES FOR ONE POUND OF MEAT? This recipe calls for thinner patties similar to the McDonald’s Sausage Egg McMuffin. One pound of meat is enough for 6 of these sausage patties. If you prefer thicker portions, this recipe will make 4-5 servings.
  • SUBSTITUTES FOR GROUND PORK: Mix things up! Try ground beef, ground chicken or ground turkey.
  • SUBSTITUTES FOR BREAKFAST SAUSAGE PATTIES: Canadian bacon, or thick-sliced bacon cooked until crisp.
  • BEST CHEESE FOR THIS RECIPE: McDonald’s Sausage Egg McMuffin has processed cheese which contains a lot of fillers. For a healthier recipe, use slices of 100% cheddar cheese.
  • HOW TO MAKE SAUSAGE EGG MCMUFFINS HEALTHIER: Use lean ground meat for the sausage patties. Use whole-wheat English muffins. If desired, skip the bread and make this breakfast sandwich a lettuce wrap!
  • WHAT CAN I USE INSTEAD OF EGG RINGS? Repurpose a mason jar ring from a quart-sized container, or use an extra-large biscuit cutter. You can also recycle a tuna can by cutting off both ends and using the body of the can as an egg ring.
  • CAN BREAKFAST SANDWICHES BE FROZEN? Although the sausage patties can be prepared in advance and frozen, the eggs will develop a rubbery texture in the freezer. This make-ahead recipe is best when stored in the refrigerator. Use within 4 days. Reheat in the microwave or oven.
  • WHAT TO SERVE WITH A SAUAGE AND EGG MCMUFFIN? Serve breakfast sandwiches with hash browns and fruit. Good beverages include juice, milk, or coffee.
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Sausage Egg McMuffin, Breakfast Sandwich, McDonald’s Sausage and Egg McMuffin recipe

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  1. No need to run for take out with this delicious healthier version!! We love the homemade sausage and have it just with eggs too!

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