Homemade Sausage and Egg McMuffin

A classic breakfast sandwich inspired by the one and only McDonalds. I grew up eating this every day so I decided to finally recreate it from scratch! Included in this post is the recipe for how I made the english muffins.

Sausage Egg McMuffin

A recreation of one of my favorite breakfast sandwiches of all time. The McDonalds sausage and egg mcmuffin.
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 20 minutes
2 hours 20 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American


  • 1 slice processed cheese
  • 1 egg

English Muffins

  • cup AP flour
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • tsp instant yeast
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • ½ egg
  • ¼ cup corn meal


  • 500 g fatty ground pork
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp vegetable seasoning mix
  • 1 tbsp dried thyme


English Muffin (makes 6)

  • In a bowl, combine all the dry ingredients together and mix. (flour, sugar, salt, yeast)
  • Once dry ingredients are mixed, add the remaining wet ingredients making sure the butter is not too hot, otherwise it will kill the yeast.
  • Place into a stand mixer and mix for 5 minutes over medium speed or until thoroughly combined. Make sure to scrape the edges down. This dough should be quite wet.
  • With the help of a pastry scraper, form a uniform and smooth looking ball then place back into the bowl with a touch of olive oil to rest for 1.5 hours or until doubled in size.
  • Once doubled, punch out all of the air, then shape into 75g dough balls, lay over parchment paper that has been dusted with corn meal, dust the top of the dough with more corn meal, and cover with plastic wrap to rest another 30 minutes.
  • Heat up a lightly oiled cast iron skillet over med-low heat.
  • Flatten each individual dough ball until they are ¼ inch in thickness.
  • Place flatten doughballs onto the heated cast iron then cover with a lid to cook for 5-7 minutes each side.
  • When assembling the sausage egg mcmuffin, make sure to heavily butter each bun to replicate the McDonalds flavors.


  • Combine all sausage ingredients into a bowl then form into 8oz balls.
  • Heat up a pan over med-high heat with oil then drop the sausage into the pan and flatten until it forms a thin patty.
  • Flip once each side is nicely browned.


  • Heat up a pan over medium heat.
  • Melt butter inside of cookie cutter mold then crack an egg inside
  • After 1 minute, pour 2 tbsp of water into the pan and cover with a lid until yolk is cooked to desired temperature.


Flattening sausage: I use the bottom of a saucepan covered with tin foil to flatten my sausage patties.
Egg tips: Use a ring mold or cookie cutter about the same size as the English muffins. Oiling the mold ahead of time will also prevent sticking.
Keyword mcdonalds, mcmuffin, sausage


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