Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Mom's McBiscuits"--44 cents Breakfast Sandwich

Jenn over at Frugal Upstate has started a frugal food series and part one is about the "Incredible, Edible Egg"! She has a bunch of different frugal recipes that you can do using eggs and has even invited others to share recipes that use eggs!

I am going to share my breakfast sandwiches recipe around my house we called them "Mom's McBiscuits" or "Mom's McMuffins"! (for my faithful readers I have shared this before)

" Mom's McBiscuits or McMuffins"

1 tube of Grands Biscuits, baked (85 cents)
1 dozen eggs, cooked ($1.19)
6 slices bacon, cut in half and then cook(54 cents)
5 slices American cheese(55 cents)
2 sausage patties (42 cents)

I made these this morning here is how I put them together. I baked two tubes of biscuits last night for dinner. We ate one for dinner, the rest I cooled and put in a ziploc bag. I also went ahead and cooked a pound of bacon and a package of 8 sausage patties. Before I cook the pound of bacon, I cut the bacon strips in half. Before I cooked the sausage patties, I took the time to flatten them so they looked like mini, thin burger patties(you can see them in the pic below in the container on the left).

Then this morning I took the time to cook the eggs. I just cooked them on the stovetop(scrambled them and then let them set some before turning so I would end up with big egg patty that I cut up to fit on the biscuits) or you can do it like what Mandy does for cooking your eggs instead of cutting them into strips like what she does I would cut them into squares.

So now that everything is cooked for the sandwiches, it is just a quick assembly line. Cut the biscuits in half. Put a 1/2 slice of cheese on one side of the biscuit(I usually fold the whole slice to make 4 squares and then put 2 squares on one sandwich). Put a egg patty on top of the cheese(this will help melt the cheese on the sandwich and help to make it so the egg doesn't fall off the biscuit). Then put your choice of meat on top of the egg. Top with the other half of the biscuit and Voila! A yummy inexpensive breakfast sandwich!! This morning I made 6 Bacon McBiscuits and 2 Sausage McBiscuits, hence the list of ingredients! Only 3 were eaten this morning, the other 5 were individually wrapped and put in the fridge for later consumption!

You can also make these sandwiches with a package of 6 English Muffins($1.00). The sandwiches would cost 62 cents each instead of 44 cents. And you would only get 6 sandwiches instead of the 8 sandwiches with the ingredients listed above.

To reheat the sandwiches, stick the whole sandwich in the microwave for 20 seconds!

Side note....These can be frozen too!! Just let them cool and double wrap! You can put a frozen sandwich in the microwave and heat for 30-40 seconds! or you can let it thaw in the fridge and then heat for 20 seconds in the microwave.

**prices are figured using sale prices for the items used, or bulk pricing as in the case of the cheese slices**


Jenn @ Frugal Upstate said...

Thanks so much for adding this recipe to the Frugal Food series!

I'm going to have to remember this idea for the fall -it would be great to have a bunch all frozen up for quick b-fast for the kiddos before school.

Gill - That British Woman said...

we like the homemade variety of these sandwiches as well. They are around $2.49 each up here in Canada when you buy them at a fast food outlet.

Kirstin said...

Oh, these look Yum-O! I absolutely love the bacon, egg and cheese biscuit from McD's....I might have to try these.

Shelly G & Hope P said...

My family would absolutely love them... They would work well for a fast dinner... Especially with team work... Each person could do one of the items required...

Extraordinary Ordinary Life said...

How did I miss these? You are such a wealth of information. I so love your blog!