Hot Sausage Breakfast Sandwiches

Hot Sausage Breakfast Sandwiches

Hot beef sausage is a New Orleans treasure but can be difficult to find outside the city. You’ll love this spicy version.

Hot Sausage Breakfast Sandwiches
Makes 6 Servings
  • 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)
  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.



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