Sausage, Egg and Baked Beans

Just the kind of stodgy British breakfast that would be served in a Greasy Spoon Cafe along with a mug of strong tea. Sausage, egg and baked beans is more traditionally a breakfast but it can be eaten at any time of the day. Add on chips (fries) as a serious dinner for instance.
This version uses large bread rolls when sliced bread would normally be used. They fit better onto the plate than sliced bread would!
Of course, I have the brown sauce on there as I do on most of these creations. Tomato ketchup can be used if preferred.

Serves 2

Sausage, Egg and Baked Beans

Ingredients

  • 4 large Sausages (any style)
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ tin vegetarian Baked Beans (see note)
  • 2 large mushrooms, about 2.5cm/1inch across or about 6 Button Mushrooms
  • 2 large bread rolls
  • soya or sunflower oil
  • brown sauce
  • sea salt
  • ground black pepper

Method

  1. Heat a little oil in a frying pan over a medium heat.
  2. Add the sausages to the now hot oil. Fry, turning frequently, so that they are beginning to brown.
  3. As they cook, either chop large mushroom into chunks or just use whole for smaller ones. Add to the pan with the now browning sausages.
  4. Continue to fry until the sausages are an even brown. Exact level to suit your taste because I prefer a lighter cook while others like them to be quite dark.
  5. While they finish cooking, put the beans into a microwavable bowl. Cover and set to heat for 2-3 minutes, stirring about halfway through. Split the buns and toast.
  6. Remove the sausage and mushrooms from the pan. Drain on kitchen paper then keep warm.
  7. If the frying pan looks a little short on oil then add a little more and bring up to frying temperature. Crack the eggs into the hot oil and fry until cooked through.
  8. Butter the toasted bread and place onto a plate. Add 2 sausages and ½ the mushrooms to each plate.
  9. Carefully remove the cooked eggs from the oil, shaking gently to remove excess oil. Place onto one of the bread roll pieces on each plate.
  10. Divide the baked beans onto the other piece of bread roll.
  11. Ready to serve. Just add salt, pepper and brown sauce. Use Tomato ketchup if you really must.

Notes

Now you may wonder why the ingredients call for vegetarian baked beans when this is clearly not a vegetarian dish. Simply that baked beans seem to differ a lot between the UK and the US. The ones marketed as vegetarian in the US seem to be closest to the UK version.

Of course, this could easily be made vegetarian as there are several varieties of meatless sausages on the market. Simply replace the sausages with your preferred brand and away you go.

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