I know you’re here for the recipe, I get it! But aren’t I obligated to tell you about how I came about this recipe while traipsing through the humid, muggy, swamps of South Louisiana?
Nah, I’ll tell you this amazing breakfast crowd pleaser came straight from my mother-in-law and I will never look back!
1 – lb ground sausage (mild or spicy)
1 – 5oz jar Old English cheese spread*
1 – pack English muffins
2 – half sheet cookie pans
In a pan cook your sausage. No patties, mix it up, cook it through. While sausage is cooking, fork open those English Muffins. You heard me, gently open up the muffins and lay them open faced on your cookie sheets.
Now , let’s get back to that sausage! Once the sausage is fully cooked, strain out any grease from the pan. Then you’ll add the Old English cheese and thoroughly mix it into your cooked ground sausage.
Next up, grab a large spoon! You’ll begin to spoon the sausage / cheese mixture onto the waiting English Muffins. (You’ll notice I have two empty muffins in my photo, it’s because Kid 3 doesn’t love sausage).
Turn on your broiler and pop those babies under it for 8-12 minutes or until the edges of the English Muffins are perfectly toasty!
Voila! You now have perfect breakfast for the masses to grab & go: Grabbits!
When cooking for a crowd, we keep it simple. These guys refrigerate / freeze and reheat really well! It’s easy to multiply the recipe as needed. If you need to make a head, do it! Throw a sheet of cling wrap to the top and refrigerate. Next morning pull them out, bake at 350° for 6 min and then flip in the broiler as directed.
*Old English cheese spread is usually found on the pasta aisle, near the Parmesan. However, some grocery stores keep it in the refrigerated section. In the event we can’t find it, we grab a jar of Cheez Whiz.
If we wanna get fancy with it, that’s where you can top with any choice from the “optional ingredients” menu. My favorite is sautéed mushrooms & onions!
Let me know if you try this, it’s a family favorite! A legacy passed in to many of our family & friends! Let me know if you keep it simple or what toppings you would add!