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John’s Breakfast Sandwiches

Make like Chrissy Teigen and John Legend with this easy recipe for sausage and egg muffins that are great for curing that hangover or kicking off your weekend in style.

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Chrissy Teigen


As told by the Legend himself: ‘The first song I wrote directly inspired by Chrissy was a song called “Good Morning”, from my album Evolver. That song is not about making her a breakfast sandwich. It’s about making . . . something else. But she LOVES my breakfast sandwich. And I LOVE good mornings. So the a.m. is a wonderful time in our house. Enjoy!’

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For the sausage patties:
225g minced pork
35g finely chopped onion
1 tbsp light brown sugar
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 tbsp vegetable oil, plus more for frying
1 ½ tsp finely chopped sage
1 ½ tsp red pepper flakes
1 ½ tsp flaked salt
½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
For the sandwiches:
4 English muffins
2 tbsp butter
flaked salt and freshly ground black pepper (optional)
8 slices processed cheese
4 eggs, cooked sunny side up


MAKE THE SAUSAGE PATTIES: In a large bowl, mix the pork, onion, brown sugar, garlic, vegetable oil, sage, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper with your hands until uniform (don’t, like, mash it or overmix
it – just until it’s all nicely mixed together). Form into four 4-inch round patties.

Coat a cast-iron frying pan with oil and heat over medium-high heat. Add the sausage patties and fry until browned and cooked
through, about 4 minutes per side (8 minutes total). Transfer to a platter and cover to keep warm.

ASSEMBLE THE SANDWICHES: Split and toast the English muffins, then butter them. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper if you’d like. Arrange 2 slices of cheese on 4 of the muffin halves. Top
each with a sausage patty and an egg. Squirt some Sriracha on top of the eggs and top with the remaining muffin halves.

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