One of the first recipes I made out of John Currence’s Big Bad Breakfast: The Most Important Book of the Day was homemade frosted corn flakes. As soon as I saw it I was like wow…. how cool would it be to eat a bowl of cereal that I made? So I did. And it was fantastic. So much more corn flavor than the stuff in a box! I mean they were super corny! These homemade frosted corn flakes were also a lot crunchier than the ones out of a box. They can definitely hold up to milk. You know how with the store-bought flakes you only have a few minutes before you have bowl of soggy sadness. Not with these. You’ll be crunching until the last flake.
There is truly no gravy like this country sausage gravy. It may seem like a lot of ingredients, but it is beyond worth the time. Creamy, meaty (sausage AND bacon!) and packed full of great flavors. Amazing flavors, unlike any gravy I’ve ever had.
I like to make this gravy in a large cast iron skillet over charcoal. There’s just something about being outside early in the morning cooking up a big batch of gravy for breakfast over a hot charcoal fire. Of course you can cook it just as easily on the stove top. I usually serve this gravy over biscuits, but it would be incredible on a chicken-fried steak. For that matter, it’d be incredible on anything that requires sausage gravy.
Sure, you can pan-fry sausages. Or bake them. But for truly moist breakfast sausage links that just pop in your mouth, cook them on your Char-Broil Big Easy®. Incredibly easy. No clean-up. Totally delicious.
I was very happy with these sausages. I mean, sure, they’re just breakfast sausage links, but the casings get nice and crunchy while the meat stays very tender and juicy. They were really, really great. Surprisingly good, and all I had to do was lower them into my Big Easy® and hang out for about 15 minutes. Done.
I cooked the sausage using the basket that comes with the Big Easy®. You can cook more using the bunk bed basket, but you won’t be able to double the amount since the bunk bed is a little smaller. Don’t try and cram the sausages in or they won’t cook consistently.
These low-carb breakfast cups are the perfect fast morning meal. I usually make a batch on Sunday for the week’s breakfasts. You can mix them up so you don’t get bored. Add chopped spinach. Or mushrooms. Substitute bacon for the sausage. Use egg whites instead of whole eggs. Add a splash of milk. Add some hot sauce. You name it. You can’t go wrong with breakfast cups made on the Char-Broil Big Easy.
You can just as easily bake these breakfast cups in the oven, but I love my Char-Broil Big Easy, and I love cooking with it, so I tossed them into the cooker. For cooking in the oven bake them at 350 F until done.
These cups keep well in the freezer, so make extra and keep some on hand for those days when you just want to grab a quick breakfast. Toss them into the microwave for 30 seconds or so, and it’s time to eat!
Crack eggs into a large bowl. Use a fork to beat them.
Add in the sausage and cheese, along with your favorite seasoning to taste.
Use a fork to combine everything.
Divide mixture between the ramekins.
Place 3 ramekins in the Big Easy basket and the other 3 in the bunk bed. Lower into the Big Easy and cook for 20-30 minutes or until the eggs are done. I test them using a toothpick. If the toothpick comes out clean, they are done.
Remove from the Big Easy and let cool before handling. The eggs should pop right out of the ramekins. If not, run a knife along the edges to loosen them then turn them over to remove the egg mixture.
Quick-and-easy biscuits and gravy is a common meal in our household. A tube of biscuits, a roll of sausage, a little flour, salt and pepper, and milk and 15 minutes later you’ve got breakfast.
Well, this isn’t that version of biscuits and gravy. This is beyond that. Way, way, way beyond it. Gravy made with spicy Tasso is amazing. Spicy, complex, melt-in-your-mouth Tasso just makes a world of difference. The original recipe calls for using creme fraiche, which I could not find the day I went to the market. I ended up substituting sour cream, which has a different texture and slightly different taste, but the end result was still fantastic.
I love a great hobo hash for dinner. You can pretty much just grab whatever’s in your fridge and pantry at the time and toss it into a skillet. Eggs, sausage, bacon, potatoes, cheese. Anything and everything.
I recall breakfasts like this from when I was a kid, at a diner in the town where my grandfather lived. The cook there would throw everything onto a flat top and in just seconds you had a hot breakfast on your plate. It was cheap and it was good, but I think I probably skipped the mushrooms as a kid.
I’m a big fan of anything in a packet, from breakfast to dinner and anything in-between. These Lumberjack breakfast packets are further proof that a meal-in-a-packet can be absolutely fantastic. From sausage links to potatoes, eggs and cheese, each bite gives you a full breakfast taste. Anything and everything would be good in these. Substitute ground pork sauce for the links. Or even ham. Add jalapenos for some kick, or just serve them with hot sauce on the side. Anything goes (and is good) in these packets.
You can make these packets ahead of time. They’re perfect for a camp-out, or an early morning grill at a local park.