Recipe details

Beefy Breakfast Potatoes

Recipe description:

What's better than biscuits and breakfast sausage gravy? The same gravy on a fresh baked potato and topped with a soft scrambled egg.


• 1 recipe Basic Country Beef Breakfast Sausage

• 2 tablespoons olive oil

• 1/4 cup all-purpose flour

• 3 cups fat-free milk

• 1/2 teaspoon salt

• 1/4 teaspoon pepper

• 4 eggs, beaten

• 4 hot baked medium russet potatoes

• 1/4 cup chopped green onions


1. Prepare Basic Country Beef Breakfast Sausage. Remove from skillet; keep warm.

Basic Country Beef Breakfast Sausage: Combine 1 pound (½ Kg) Ground Beef (93% or leaner), 2 teaspoons chopped fresh sage or 1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon onion powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper in large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add sausage mixture; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking into crumbles and stirring occasionally.

Cook's Tip: Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed ground beef. Ground beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F (70°C). Color is not a reliable indicator of ground beef doneness.

2. Heat oil in same skillet over medium heat until hot. Stir in flour; cook 4 minutes, stirring often. Whisk in milk; bring to boil, whisking constantly. Reduce heat; simmer 2 to 3 minutes until sauce thickens slightly, stirring occasionally. Stir in sausage, salt and pepper; cook 1 to 2 minutes until beef is heated through, stirring occasionally.

3. Meanwhile, heat small nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Scramble eggs to desired doneness.

Cook's Tip: You may substitute fried or poached eggs for scrambled eggs.

4. Cut potatoes in half, lengthwise; open and fluff potatoes with fork. Divide sausage mixture evenly among potatoes. Top with eggs and green onions.

Cook's Tip: You may substitute cooked hash browns, tater tots or another crispy potato product for baked potatoes.

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