Like her or not...The Pioneer Woman has a new show on the Food Network Channel. And, yes, I watched it. She shared some dishes that I knew the Handyman would like...one being this breakfast sandwich. It was quick and easy and really not messy.
For some reason cooking breakfast is not my favorite thing--the kind of breakfasts the Handyman likes anyway. It's all greasy (bacon or sausage ) and messy (batter for waffles and pancakes) and you use so many bowls (eggs and cheese and hash browns), the toaster, the butter, the syrup...... it usually looks like a hurricane came thru my kitchen by the time I am done.
I am more of a muffin and fruit kind of breakfast person on a lazy Sunday morning, but the Handyman? No, he likes all of the above--in the same breakfast. And to me...it's messy and I don't want to start my day with all those greasy dishes.
(does that sound odd coming from someone who likes to cook?)
In this breakfast sandwich, you put all these things together and it worked! I only used one pan too. Woo Hoo! And it was really tasty. And really big. I ended up eating only half of my sandwich.
The recipe says to use Texas Toast and I had some leftover from my Southwest Burgers of the other night that I needed to use (but I'm sure you could use any bread and it would be just as good) and, I had eggs and cheese. The only extras I had to pick up were the sausage and jalapenos.
The jalapenos are 'to taste' of course--you can use as many or as few as you would like. We liked the little bite of spice these chilies gave.
I might make them again--soon!
Cowboy Breakfast Sandwiches
16 slices Texas toast
1 pound breakfast sausage, cut into 8 patties
1/2 cup half-and-half
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 cup jarred jalapeno slices
Sandwich spread of your choice, such as mayo, spicy sandwich spread or spicy mustard (I did not use this, I just used butter)
8 slices cheese, such as American, Cheddar or Cheddar-Jack
Cook the Texas toast on a griddle over medium heat, using lots of butter. Set aside.
Fry the sausage patties in a skillet over medium heat, flattening with the spatula as they cook. Set aside.
Mix the eggs, half-and-half and some salt and pepper in a separate bowl. Pour the eggs onto the griddle in a rectangular shape. Flip to cook on both sides. Cut the rectangle of eggs into 8 squares and set aside on a plate.
Increase the heat, then dump the jalapeno slices onto the hot griddle. Let them sizzle for a couple of minutes, chopping them with the side of the spatula as they cook. Drop on a tablespoon of butter for flavor. Cook until the jalapenos have some brown and black bits. Remove from the griddle, then set aside.
Spread whatever sandwich spread you'd like to use onto the Texas toast. Top with a sausage patty, eggs, a slice of cheese and some jalapenos. Top with another slice of Texas toast, then wrap in foil for serving.
I snapped a picture of the Handyman....eating the half of my sandwich I couldn't eat.
We ate outside on the patio.
I will really miss the Sunday mornings on the patio.... this morning I can feel 'fall' in the air. It's not here yet, and is supposed to be in the 90's today, but....it's coming.
Truth be told....it's my favorite season.