Hot Sausage Breakfast Sandwiches
 
Makes 6 Servings
Ingredients
  • 6 large eggs
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • New Orleans-Style Hot Sausage (recipe follows)
  • 6 slices Cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • ¾ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 6 English muffins, halved and toasted
New Orleans-Style Hot Sausage
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1¾ teaspoons onion powder
  • 1¾ teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1¼ teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 1¼ teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 1 pound ground beef (80/20)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Spray a 6-cup jumbo muffin pan with cooking spray.
  2. Crack 1 egg into each prepared muffin cup. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  3. Bake until whites are set and yolks are cooked to preferred doneness, 10 to 12 minutes. Run a knife around edges to loosen. Gently transfer to a plate. Leave oven on.
  4. Divide New Orleans-Style Hot Sausage into 6 portions, and shape into ½-inch-thick patties.
  5. Heat a 12-inch cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add patties, and cook, pressing with a spatula to flatten and turning occasionally, until browned and cooked through, about 6 minutes. Drain fat.
  6. Top each patty with 1 egg and 1 slice of cheese.
  7. Bake until cheese is melted, about 3 minutes.
  8. In a small bowl, whisk together ketchup, mayonnaise, hot sauce, and garlic powder. Spread 1 tablespoon ketchup mixture on each English muffin half. Top each bottom half with a patty. Top with remaining muffin halves. Serve immediately.
New Orleans-Style Hot Sausage
  1. In a medium bowl, combine paprika, salt, onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne, and black pepper. Add beef and, using hands, gently combine. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
Recipe by Louisiana Cookin at https://www.louisianacookin.com/hot-sausage-breakfast-sandwiches/