Sausage, Egg & Cheese Breakfast Cups

Andy Anderson !


Okay, yesterday morning I was milling about the kitchen, and thinking what do I want to eat? So, being the mad scientist that I am, I came up with this little piece of work.

Not new, by any stretch of the imagination, just a bit of a twist on an old favorite.

So you ready for breakfast… Well, let’s get into the kitchen.

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10 Min
20 Min


breakfast sausage patty, your choice
flour tortilla, must be soft and fresh
2 oz
sharp cheddar cheese, grated, or whatever cheese you prefer
1 large


1Chef’s Note: You will need a Muffin tin with large 3 inch (7.5cm) diameter cups, or possibly some ramekins of the same diameter. Muffin tins with that large a diameter cup usually have six cups to the tin.
2Lightly precook the sausage patty, drain on a paper towel, and reserve.
3Place rack in the upper position, and preheat oven to 400f (205c).
4Oil the inside of the muffin tin or ramekin.
5Carefully press the tortilla into the cup of the muffin tin or the ramekin.
6Chef’s Tip: If the tortilla is not soft and fresh it will crack when you’re placing it into the cup, if that happens, then 10 or 15 seconds in the microwave can help to soften it.
7Prebake the cup by placing it into the preheated oven for 5 to 7 minutes.
8Remove from oven.
9Lower heat to 325f (163c).
10Add a bit of grated cheese to the bottom of the cup.
11Add a sausage patty to the cup, and then add a sprinkle of cheese.
12Chef’s Note: The sausage patties that I use fit the bottom of the cups perfectly.
13Break an egg into the cup, and then add a bit more cheese to the top of the egg.
14Chef’s Note: I like my yoke runny; however, if you prefer, you could break the egg into a small bowl, and scramble it up before adding to the cup.
15Place into the preheated oven, and bake for 18 to 22 minutes, until the whites are set, and the yolks are still runny.
16Chef’s Note: I was looking for a good baking temperature that would set the eggs, and slightly brown the top of the tortilla without it burning.
17Season with salt & pepper, and serve immediately.
18Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

About Sausage, Egg & Cheese Breakfast Cups

Course/Dish: Eggs
Main Ingredient: Eggs
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Soy Free
Other Tag: Quick & Easy