Updated: Oct 9
Okay, does anyone not like a great breakfast sandwich?? They are delicious, easy to eat on the go, they cover multiple food groups, and you can customize them any way you like!
As much as I love a full spread breakfast, I tend to only reserve those for the weekends where I have time to do dishes and savor my plate. During the weekdays, I reach into my freezer for an SEC or BEC sandwich as I'm on my way to work.
This freezer meal prep is super easy to make and scale, can be customized to your tastes, and it saves you so much $$ and time in the drive-thru. My favorite combo is chicken sausage patties, an over-medium fried egg, and pepper jack cheese for a bit of a kick!
Whole Wheat English Muffins | 6 ct. | $1.19
Sausage Patties | 6 ct. | $3.69
Sliced Cheese | 6 ct. | $1.64
Large Eggs | 6 ct. | $0.66
1. Set oven to "broil" or 450°F.
2. Cut English muffins in half. Line face up on baking sheet & slather with butter (optional: this gives a great depth to the flavor profile!) Toast until golden brown and then remove from oven.
3. In a skillet on medium heat, brown sausage to your liking. Remove and set on one-half of English muffins.
4. Add cooking spray to skillet. Fry eggs, keeping them in a size/shape similar to the English muffins. While frying, season with salt & pepper to your liking. [Pro tip: To save time, crack your eggs into muffin tins and bake at 300°F until set!]
5. Assemble sandwiches, including cheese slices. Let cool completely, then wrap in aluminum foil or parchment paper. I store in a large freezer bag.
6. When ready to eat, remove freezer storage packaging. Wrap sandwich in a damp paper towel and microwave for 45 seconds - 1 minute. Top with your favorite toppings (jelly, honey, etc.) Enjoy!
The Coined Breakdown
Total Cost (6 sandwiches): $7.18
Total Cost per sandwich: $1.20
Those Other Guys: $3.50 per sandwich
Total Savings: about $14 in breakfast savings (and
no more mornings stuck in the drive-thru!)