Friday, May 15, 2009

The Squirrel Can Cook – Sausage Cheese Muffins

I found today’s recipe in Taste of Home magazine many years ago, and they quickly became a family favorite. It’s quick and easy and oh so tasty. The first time we tried it, I thought DEA was going to bust down my door. These muffins should be listed as a controlled substance!

Our ingredients today are:

1 pound hot pork breakfast sausage
1 10oz can of condensed cheddar cheese soup, undiluted
1/2 cup milk
1 to 2 teaspoons rubbed sage
1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon of mustard powder
3 cups biscuit/baking mix

Brown the sausage in a skillet and drain of the grease. While you’re browning the sausage, grease your muffin pans.

In a large mixing bowl, combine soup, milk, cayenne, mustard, sage, and sausage.

Stir in the biscuit mix until a course dough forms.

Fill greased muffin pans about half to two-thirds full.

Bake at 400° for 15-20 minutes or until muffins are nicely browned and a toothpick comes out clean. Recipe makes about 2 dozen regular-sized muffins.

Now, take my advice. Fix this recipe when nobody is home, brew a pot of coffee, pour a cold glass of milk, and pig out. You will not want to share! You can make another batch later for everybody else.

The Squirrel shall not live by nuts alone!

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Fred Butler said...

I always thought undiluted soup was the best.

Rabbit said...

Dude. Does that come with a side of Tums? (Rabbit + hot sausage = misery.) I'm loving your prowess in the kitchen, especially considering those tiny paws. Can we have a recipe for the meek and mild of gut next week? :)

The Squirrel said...


Try it with mild sausage, and leave out the cayenne pepper, and you'll be fine.


(& what I've got planned for next week should be right up your palate!)


Kristine said...


Now I'm starving.


Looks like something my husband would just **love** .. We will be trying this one out soon.

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Compliments from Kerry, who thinks that looks delicious... without the spiciness.


MandyJean said...

Good heavens people. It's not that spicy- trust me. As the daughter here I've eaten as more or more than my father who's perfected the recipe. And I don't even like spicy food that much.

The Squirrel said...

An unsolicited testimony!

(Disclosure: The batch photographed was prepared in honor of Mandy's last day of classes this spring.)