This is going to rock your world guaranteed.
There is nothing more satisfying than having breakfast for dinner. It might be one of our favorite meals to prepare. Typically pancakes are on the menu, but sometimes we spice it up with eggs and toast or a fun frittata. For this dinner, I took the typical breakfast sandwich up to a whole new level.
Faithful readers, may I introduce you to the breakfast burger!
In all of its breakfast-for-dinner glory!
One whole-wheat sandwich round smothered with homemade maple cream cheese, two eggs and in the middle a homemade sausage patty. This, my friends, is a sandwich masterpiece. How did I make it, you ask? Why, I’ll tell you.
After defrosting some ground turkey, I put it in a bowl with a lot of spices. I would like to thank TasteofHome’s “The Comfort Food Diet” cookbook for this recipe. The sausage needed sage, fennel seeds, garlic, cayenne, nutmeg, cloves, all spice, salt, pepper and thyme.
Mix the meat with the spices!
The meat and spices were mixed together and I formed two patties that were put into our skillet.
Maybe it’s his farm-boy roots, but Hubs is a sucker for breakfast potatoes. Homemade ones never seem to be comparable to those at diners, but that’s probably because they are layered with fat and cheese- or as I like to call it, love. Despite the possible shortcomings of homemade hash browns, we wanted to give them a shot.
We had some baby white potatoes in the fridge that needed to be used. Hubs cut the little guys into small chunks. Accompanying them in the pan were chopped onions. Hubs also chopped up some peppers but those would be joining them later. We put the potatoes over heat because we knew they would take the longest to cook.
Our sausage was coming along excellently.
Every sandwich needs an awesome spread. While the potatoes and meat cooked, it was a great time to start on the cream cheese mixture.
In a small container, I spooned out about four tablespoons of light cream cheese. In the same container, I squirted in some sugar-free syrup and then added a shake of cinnamon.
This smelled awesome.
I gave Hubs the spoon and he got busy stirring. He loves to stir.
Hubs did an awesome job stirring the mixture and making it near smooth. We snuck a few licks now and then and were shocked at how delicious it was. I couldn’t wait to smother the bread with it.
The sausage patties were done so I put them in an oven-safe container and put them in a warm oven. Using the same skillet, I poured in 3/4 cup of egg substitute, the equivalent of three eggs.
I seasoned the eggs with a little cayenne and pepper. The eggs cooked quickly and soon they were set and ready to be flipped.
As I stated once in “Swordfish Steaks and Slaw,” Hubs has mad flipping skills. Mad skillz.
Hubs flipped the eggs successfully. As the second side finished cooking, I put the peppers in with the potato mixture.
As the potatoes finished cooking, I started assembling the burgers.
Each of the four pieces of toasted bread received a very healthy spread of maple cream cheese. Using the spatula, I cut the egg circle into four quarters. Each sandwich would get two quarters. One top of the spread, I put one egg quarter, the sausage, the second egg quarter and then followed it with the remaining bun.
I’m salivating as I look at this picture….
Hubs put a heaping pile of potatoes on each plate and then added some orange slices.
As a person who loves frozen sausage links and patties, I was amazed at how delicious the sausage turned out to be. It tasted just like its frozen competitors but without all of the added preservatives and ingredients that I can’t pronounce. It didn’t hurt that the sausages were incredibly easy to make.
Now, let me just mention the combination of homemade sausage with maple cream cheese. Wowza. I love smothering my sausages in syrup so it made sense to make a spread that would mimic that satisfaction. The maple paired with the sausage and eggs perfectly. This might have been my best sandwich in a long, long time.
The potatoes were also quite enjoyable, but as I said, they just can’t compare to the hash browns prepared at any diner.
I just took the burger and breakfast sandwich to another level. Come join me up here. :)