On our last camping excursion I decided to try some different cooking techniques for making some great campfire meals. For breakfast, we made Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Muffin Sandwiches. It may sound easy to make, but I cooked all 1 dozen eggs at the same time!

Serving Yield: 12 sandwiches

What you will need:
- Food -
1 Dozen Large Eggs (Do not get Jumbo, they are too large)
1 Dozen English muffins of your choice (I bought 1 package of 6 Thomas’ Original English Muffins and 1 package of 6 Thomas’ Whole Wheat English Muffins).
12 Sausage Patties (We had Johnsonville Pork Sausage Patties)
12 slices of cheese (We had Kraft American Singles).
1 Can of cooking spray (We used Crisco Spray Olive Oil)
Optional: Salt and pepper and any other spices you may want to add.

- Equipment -
1 Steel or Aluminum 12-Cup Muffin Baking Tray
1 Steel or Aluminum Baking Pan (The same size or a bit larger than the Muffin Tray)
1 small bowl (for opening and scrambling eggs)
1 Fork
1 Large Frying Pan (We used a large cast iron skillet)
and of course:
1 Campfire with grilling surface (We used a grilling rack set about 1 foot above the campfire).

Directions:
Warm up your skillet for about 2-3 minutes by placing it on the grill. After your skillet has heated up (you can sprinkle a lit bit of water on the pan to test if it is hot. If the water jumps around on the pans and boils immediately, then the pan is good to go), place as many sausage patties into the skillet as you can and allow them to cook until nice and browned on each side.

Eggs and Sausage over the campfire.

Eggs and Sausage over the campfire.

Spray a touch of cooking spray into each muffin tray cup. One at a time, crack an egg into the bowl, lightly scramble it, add spices to taste, and then pour into a cup in the muffin tray. It is important that you lightly scramble the egg and do not whip it; whipping the egg will only make the egg take longer to cook. When all 12 cups have been filled, place the muffin tray on the grill. Place as many English muffins on the baking tray as possible and then place the baking tray directly on the muffin tray, making sure to cover all of the cups in the muffin pan. Depending on the heat and focus of the fire, you may want to check the eggs every 5 minutes (and possibly rotate the tray 180 degrees) to make sure that they do not overcook. Also, after 5 minutes, flip the muffins over and allow them to toast for an additional 5 minutes.

Whipped Eggs fluff up and rise out and lift the tray above.

Whipped Eggs fluff up and rise out and lift the tray above.

Once the eggs and sausages are done cooking to your liking, you can remove them from the grill. What is nice about this setup, is that the eggs should easily slide out of the muffin tray cups once they are completely cooked and all 12 should be done at once. To serve, simply open a toasted English muffin and stack on an egg, a sausage patty and a slice of cheese and Voila!… Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Muffin Breakfast Sandwich.

Bon Apetit!
-Vic