McDonald's Sausage Egg McMuffin

author: Stephanie Manley source:


  • 4 tablespoons softened butter (butter has divided uses)

  • 4 English muffins

  • 1/2 pound breakfast sausage

  • 1/2 cup water

  • 4 slices American cheese


  • Divide sausage into four patties. Press out patties fairly thin.  Cook sausage patties over medium heat in a skillet for 3 to 4 minutes on each side, drain on paper towels.

  • Split open English Muffins and place them into a toaster, toast the English Muffins.

  • Remove the English muffins from the toaster and spread softened butter on both halves.

  • Place the 1 slice of cooked sausage on each English muffin bottom.

  • Add about 1 tablespoon of butter to the same skillet where you cooked the sausage.

  • Place the quart-sized canning lids screw side up (or you can use an egg ring) into the skillet.

  • Spray the canning lid with non-stick spray. Crack an egg into each of the rings.

  • Break the yolk with a folk. Pour about 1/2 cup of water into the skillet, and place a lid on top. Cook until the eggs are set, it should take about two minutes.

  • Gently remove the eggs from the rings, and place one egg on each piece of cooked sausage.

  • Top each egg with one slice of American cheese, top cheese with the top of the English muffin.

  • Wrap each egg McMuffin with foil or parchment paper. Wait about 30 seconds before serving.