McDonalds Breakfast- sausage & egg McMuffin

McDonalds breakfast is one of the joys of life- so I decided to make my own at home!! Turned out to be straightforward and tasty plus a little healthier.

Ingredients: (makes 4)

For the mince:

  • 500g pork mince (if you are veggie you can use veggie sausages such as the Richmond meat free ones)
  • 5 sage leaves finely chopped or 1 tbsp dried sage
  • 2 sprigs of fresh thyme or 1 tbsp dried thyme
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • Generous amount of black pepper
  • 1 tsp sugar

Other ingredients:

  • 4 english muffins
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 slices of American cheese
  • Hash browns (optional)


  1. Pre heat the oven and cook the hash browns according to packet instructions (if using).
  2. Make the mince mixture by mixing all the ingredients together. I use my hands to mix well.
  3. Shape into 4-8 patties, depending on how thick you want it. McDonalds have it quite thin- you can add 2 patties to the muffin if you want it double.
  4. Heat some oil in a frying pan and fry the patties for 3 minutes until browned. Then flip.
  5. Add the cheese to the top of the flipped side. Add a few drops of water inside the pan then put a lid on the pan for the cheese to melt and the meat to finish cooking (about a further 5 minutes).
  6. Meanwhile make the eggs, by putting a little oil in a pan. Add the egg into a food ring (if you don’t have one, you can fry as usual and then cut around the edge until rounded).
  7. Add a little water around the food rings in the pan. Put a lid on and cook for 2 minutes until the whites are cooked but the yolk is still runny.
  1. Put the grill on, and toast the muffins until toasted.
  1. Ensemble by adding the sausage and the egg in the muffin with some ketchup.
  2. Serve with hash browns.Enjoy!


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