Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins
Easy to make and the kids can help. Good if you're on a budget or in college. Great for OMAC or at the end of the month. This recipe is very forgiving and can be a mix and match of things you have around. NOTES: You can use regular precooked potatoes that are diced or hash browns. Sausage can be bulk, just make sure to cook and crumble before adding to onions. For the links, cut in half and julienne them. Then cut the juliennes into half across the width. In place of sausage you could use left over chicken, roast or pork. Any kind of cheese can be used!
- 6 English muffins, split
- 4 breakfast sausage links
- 1 small onion, thinly sliced
- 8 tater tots, still frozen
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1⁄3 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1⁄3 cup pasta sauce
- 1⁄8 teaspoon garlic powder
- salt & pepper
- In a small skillet, heat oil over medium.
- Add onions, sausage and tater tots.
- Cook until onions are transparent and tater tots are soft and brown.
- Break up tater tots adding garlic powder and salt and pepper to taste.
- Take muffins and split in half using the precut as a guideline.
- Place split muffins on a cookie sheet.
- Spread each half with 1-2 T of pasta sauce and 2-3 T of sausage mixture.
- Top with 2 generous pinches of cheese.
- Bake in a 350 oven 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and muffins are firm.
- For OAMC-Precook the sausage and potato mix storing in a ziplock bag when cooled. Thaw in the microwave 5-10 minutes or until the bag is manageable. Since everything is cooked you don't want to overcook it, just thaw it out. Then assemble as directed above.
Oh yeah, that's what I'm talkin' about! I made some adjustments to this, but it was uber delicious. I thought it sounded infinitely better without the red sauce and about 3 times the tater tots, and I am glad I did that on both accounts - it was just perfect. Made that way, it could totally pass as a breakfast sandwich (even without an egg patty, but I bet it would be great with one too).