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Recipe: Sausage and Cheese Muffins


Nothing says breakfast like a good muffin… and these Sausage and Cheese Muffins are definitely good. They’re easy to make and so tasty.. perfect with scrambled eggs.

TIPS

The breakfast pork sausage I used didn’t render much grease… so I sautéed the onions in the little grease there was and added about half a tablespoon of butter from the 4 tablespoons of butter listed.

You can use any cheese you prefer… cheddar gives this a nice strong flavor while Colby Jack gives it a light cheese flavor.

The batter is quite thick… I used a heaping ice cream scoop to scoop the batter into the muffin tin… it made 12 muffins.

So enjoy a terrific weekend breakfast with these muffins!






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Recipe: Sausage and Cheese Muffins

All you need:

8 ounces of bulk pork breakfast sausage
½ medium onion, finely diced
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 ¼ cups milk
1 egg, slightly beaten
2 cups of flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup shredded colby jack cheese or cheddar cheese
Butter flavored cooking oil spray

All you have to do:

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Spray a non stick muffin tin with butter flavored cooking oil spray. Set aside.

In a medium skillet, brown the sausage, breaking it up into small pieces with a spatula. Drain on paper towels.

In the rendered sausage grease, sauté the onion over medium heat. If you don’t have much grease, add about ½ tablespoon of the melted butter to the pan. Cook until onions are soft and translucent. Do not let them brown. Remove from the heat and cool for about 5 minutes.

In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. I use a wire whisk to mix it, it mixes it evenly. Set aside.

In a medium bowl combine the melted butter, milk, and egg.

Add the butter mixture, sausage, sautéed onions and cheese to the flour mixture. Mix well with a spoon.

Spoon into the prepared muffin tin. Sprinkle a little shredded cheese on top of each muffin.

Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean AND the tops are a light brown.

2 comments:

Coleen September 11, 2011 at 3:52 AM  

What a fantastic brunch addition!!!

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