Smoked Sausage Cups with Jalapeno, Cheese and Egg- BBQ Breakfast Bites




I keep a notebook and pen beside my bed at night. I am one of those people who thinks of things in the middle of the night and if I don’t write it down its forgotten. So as I was watching tv late the other night I saw some program where they turn over a muffin pan to make tortilla bowls. For some reason this made me think of sausage. This would be the thought process equation:

Late night TV viewing+kinda hungry+see food in turned muffin pan+ meat+mmm sausage+sausage cups=Must make sausage cups!!

How My Brain Works

You could make molded cups of sausage by inserting the meat into the cavities of sausage pans but the grease would stay in the cups. Flipping the pan over lets the grease run out.

Here is how I made them:


  • 1lb ground sausage ( I used Jimmy Dean – use whatever is your favorite brand)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup finely shredded aged cheddar cheese
  • 1 jalapeno finely minced
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • non stick spray

Preheat your grill to 250F Indirect

Divide the sausage into 12 equal parts

Flip a mini muffin pan over and spray the bases of the pan with non stick spray.

Mold sausage parts over the base of the pan forming cups. I left lots of room between cups so the sausage would get as much color and smoke as possible.

Grill indirect for 15-20 minutes until the sausage cups have set the shape and much of the grease has run off into the pan.

Remove cups from pan and set on grill.

Whisk eggs, cheese, jalapeno, milk and season with salt & pepper.

Fill cups with egg mixture.

Return to grill and cook approx 10 -15 minutes until eggs are set and cheese is melted.

Remove from grill & eat. Enjoy.

PS. I also tried one with a biscuit. I formed the biscuit over the sausage cup while it was cooking on the inverted pan. Then I flipped it out.Tasted great.  The possibilities are endless on what you can fill these sausage cups with – my husband has already requested biscuit wrapped sausage cups filled with sausage gravy. His birthday is coming up. I am sure these will be on the menu that day along with a side of lipitor.



3 Responses to “Smoked Sausage Cups with Jalapeno, Cheese and Egg- BBQ Breakfast Bites”

  • toddt:

    Danielle, these look SO good!!! I’m thinking of making them for the girls as morning-running-out-the-door-to-the-bus breakfasts! A quick zap to warm them up (or not) and they’d be the perfect hand-food for the bus stop! AND unlike the store-bought versions I’d know what was in them and can control quality/salt/etc. Thanks and keep them recipes coming! ;) (hmmmm….now I’m thinking…mini muffin tins as appetizer size….hmmmmm :)

  • I think these would be a great breakfast bite you could do in large batches & freeze.

  • [...] DivaQ had the midnight munchies. So she decided to take some smoked breakfast sausage, stuff them with cheese, jalapenos, cheese and wrap them in pastry. Mind blown? [...]

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