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3 breakfast grilled cheese stacked on each other on wooden board
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Breakfast Grilled Cheese

This Breakfast Grilled Cheese is about to be your new favourite weekend guilty pleasure. Packed with bacon, egg, sausage and cheese, why wouldn't it be?!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: American, British
Servings: 2 hungry people
Calories: 979kcal
Cost: £5 / $6.50

Equipment

  • 12" Frying Pan & Wooden Spoon
  • Bowl (to beat eggs)
  • Spatula/Turner
  • Paper Towels

Ingredients

  • 4 slices Large Thick White Bread
  • 9oz / 250g Sausage Meat (see notes)
  • 6 single rashers of Streaky Bacon, cooked to preference
  • 6 slices American Processed Cheese Slices (see notes)
  • 6 medium Eggs, beaten
  • 2 tbsp Butter, plus more to spread
  • 2 tbsp Fresh Chives
  • Sriracha, as needed
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • Add 9oz/250g sausage to a large frying pan and brown over medium heat until completely cooked through. Remove from pan.
  • Melt in 2 tbsp butter and turn down heat to low. Pour in eggs and stir into large soft curds. Season with salt and pepper, then remove from pan. Slightly undercooked is best so it doesn't go rubbery in the grilled cheese.
  • Wipe out pan with paper towels and turn off heat.
  • Place two slices of bread down, spread with butter and flip over. Top in the following order: Cheese -> Sausage -> Bacon -> Egg -> Chives -> Sriracha -> Cheese -> Bread -> Butter.
  • Turn on heat to a medium and fry each side until golden brown. Be careful as you flip that the filling doesn't fall out.

Video

Notes

a) Sausage - Depending on what I've got in the fridge, I'll usually use ground sausage meat or just squeeze the meat out of some Cumberland sausages. Both work fine, both easily found at the supermarket.
b) Cheese - I don't often use those orange processed cheese squares, but in these it 100% has to be done! Gives a very similar tastes to McDonald's breakies! You can use other cheese if you wish.
c) Bacon - I always fry my bacon, but I know some people like to grill/bake theirs, hence why I left it out of the video/instructions. I recommend frying to reduce washing up, if you are going to fry do it before frying the sausage.
d) Egg - For a short guide on making the BEST scrambled eggs check out my perfect scrambled eggs!
e) Sriracha - This is optional if you don't like spice. Feel free to sub with ketchup/brown sauce.
f) Serving - Warning - these are BIG and very filling!!

Nutrition

Calories: 979kcal | Carbohydrates: 24.54g | Protein: 48.51g | Fat: 74.93g | Saturated Fat: 30.062g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9.521g | Monounsaturated Fat: 30.072g | Trans Fat: 0.35g | Cholesterol: 647mg | Sodium: 2075mg | Potassium: 720mg | Fiber: 1.2g | Sugar: 4.57g | Vitamin A: 1346IU | Vitamin C: 4.3mg | Calcium: 380mg | Iron: 5.72mg