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Minnesota Delights: Breakfast Juicy Lucy

Minnesota is known for it’s inside out burgers. We have many burger place dedicated to this type of grill food. Oh my goodness so delicious! Thank you MN state fair and Lulu Pub for inspiring this recipe.


Breakfast Juicy Lucy’s

1.25 lb. ground pork
1.25 lb. ground beef 80/20
1/4 cup minced onions
1 1/2 tsp minced garlic
1 1/2 tsp salt
3/4 tsp fennel seeds
1 tsp dark brown sugar
1/2 tsp dried sage
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1/4 tsp cayenne
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
Pinch cloves
6 oz. American cheese, cut into 6 equal portions
English muffins

Prep Day:

Sausage Patties – Combine all the seasonings in a bowl and mix until well blended. Add in ground meat and onion, using your hands to combine thoroughly.

Make Patties – Take some meat and place between two layers of plastic wrap. With a rolling pin roll out meat to desired thickness. Remove top layer of plastic wrap. Take a round cookie cutter or top of a drinking glass, and press down to cut out nice round sausage patties. Once you have down that

Make the Eggs – I use a ring from a 10 oz, wide mouth mason jar, which is almost exactly the diameter of your standard English muffin or bagel, and fits all of a “large” egg. Grease your lids with bacon grease or butter. Put your lid in a hot pan and crack your eggs into the lids. After you let the egg cook for a minute or so on medium low heat, you can remove the ring and the egg will keep its shape. Add some salt and pepper and flip it over gently. I like to use my electric long skillet to do this step.


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray jumbo muffin tins, 7 to 8 oz. ramekins, or muffin top pan with cooking spray. Add an egg to each one (or equivalent amount of Egg Beaters or egg white). Sprinkle with black pepper, if desired. Bake for 10-25 minutes until set and completely cooked. (The time will vary depending on the type of pan you are using, so keep a close watch.)

Assemble McMuffins – Split open muffins; on each one, stack a slice of cheese, a stuffed sausage patty, and a baked egg.

Freeze McMuffins – For microwave reheating, wrap each muffin in parchment or wax paper. For oven reheating, wrap each muffin in aluminum foil. Place wrapped muffins in plastic freezer bag and freeze.

Serve Day:

Reheating – If thawed, 40-60 seconds at full power. If frozen, 3 minutes at half power, turning over after each minute.


In 350 degree oven, place on baking sheet and heat for 15 to 20 minutes if thawed; 30-40 minutes if frozen.



I’m a married mother of 3. Who loves living in Minnesota, prep ahead cooking, and couldn’t live without them now. No more worries about the age old question “What’s for Dinner?”. I am also transitioning my family into the slow food and clean eating movement. I believe it’s best if we can eat food in it’s most natural state. I love to share the information I have been gaining through this whole experience. I’m also a trained personal chef. Cooking is a passion and hobby of mine. Hope your are enjoying the content of my blog.

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