Smoked Sausage Breakfast Sandwich and Bacon

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Making a Smoked Sausage Breakfast Sandwich with Bacon is a fantastic and delicious way to start your weekend!

Two Breakfast Sandwiches with Smoked Sausage and Bacon

It’s never too early in the week to start thinking about weekend brunch plans, especially if your plans involve a smoked sausage and smoked bacon breakfast sandwich. This is one amazing sandwich!!!

And unless it involves pancakes or waffles, my kids aren’t interested in waiting in those notoriously long Portland brunch lines for breakfast. So we go big for breakfast at home. Plus, this way we control the ingredients.


  • Breakfast Sausage – You can make homemade breakfast sausage patties or buy it pre-ground and seasoned and form into patties.
  • English Muffin – We like the crunch of toasted English muffins. Alternatively you can make some Buttermilk Drop Biscuits for an incredible flavor profile.
  • Bacon – We use our maple glazed smoked bacon or you can buy thick cut bacon.
  • Egg – Make the egg the way you like it. For us that’s over easy.
  • Avocado – Fresh avocado adds a creamy flavor and it’s delicious. We mix it with a fork into a guacamole-like texture.
  • Cheddar Cheese – Melty cheddar cheese is perfect for the sausage breakfast sandwich.
  • Tomato – Add a healthy slice of fresh tomato for crunch and bright flavor.
A Breakfast Sandwich with Smoked Sausage and Bacon on a plate.


A breakfast sandwich is easy to make from scratch.

Start with one pound bulk breakfast sausage. Divide the pork into 4 patties using a scale or simply quartering the portions.

If you don’t have access to breakfast seasoned patties, use bulk ground Italian seasoned pork. Or consider making your own with ground pork, a little maple syrup, salt, pepper, crushed fennel seeds, and crushed red peppers.

Chef Tip

To make the perfect patty without a fancy tool, use a mason jar top or a quart cup top to form the patty around. This works for burgers too.

The Best Order to Make the Breakfast Sandwich:

  1. Start by cooking the sausage patties and bacon. While they are cooking, slice the tomato and prepare your smashed avocado.
  2. When patties close to done – toast the bread, in a broiler all at once.
  3. As patties rest, add the cheese to the patty and start on the eggs.
  4. Cook the eggs at the same time.
  5. Construct the breakfast sandwich.

How to Cook Meat for Breakfast Sandwich

Smoked breakfast sausage and smoked bacon on the smoker grates
  • Oven – First, sear both sides of the patty in a skillet. Then place into an oven at 350 degrees F until the internal temperature of the pork is 160 degrees F.
  • Skillet – Over medium heat with olive oil, sear the patty on both sides. Be sure the patties are pressed down thin so they can cook through and not burn.
  • Smoker – This is our favorite method. Smoke the meat at a low heat of 225 degrees F for about an hour or until the Internal Temperature is 160 degrees F and bacon is crispy.
Sausage and Bacon on the grill/smoker with temperature being taken

How to Make Eggs for a Breakfast Sandwich

Using a large nonstick pan or well-seasoned cast iron skillet, cook eggs sunny side up at a low to medium heat. The trick is to pre-crack the egg into a small dish. Oil the pan, and slowly add the egg. Allow the egg white to spread out and use the spatula to form the egg. Slowly lift and rotate the pan off the heat so it moves the egg white around. This will allow the egg white to distribute and cook faster while keeping a nice runny yolk.

Alternatively, you can cook your eggs according to your preference. This is your sandwich after all. I just can’t resist the way the yolk oozes down the sandwich giving it a silky texture when cooked sunny side up or over easy.

Spray some foil with oil, and place each finished egg on the foil to be transferred to the sandwich with a spatula when constructing the breakfast sandwich.

A Breakfast Sandwich topped with Smoked Sausage, an over easy egg, and smoked bacon.

Drink Ideas for Breakfast

I’m not gonna lie, I love a good traditional orange juice mimosa from time to time. And for this meal, with the spicy and smoky sausage, bacon-y bacon, and mouth-coating egg yolks, the sweet and bubbly OJ mimosa is the refreshing way to go. Sure, you can cut out the middleman and leave the orange juice out of the equation, but I love the sweetness it adds. And this pairing just screams breakfast to me. Here are some other great mimosa recipes.

Other Breakfast Ideas on the Grill

*This post was originally published in June 2016, and updated in October 2019 with new photos. This post also features affiliate links which means we may receive a small commission for a purchase made through the link. We only endorse our partners we know, use, and love and it helps keep the blog going!

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Breakfast Sandwich with Smoked Sausage and Bacon
5 from 2 votes

Breakfast Sandwich with Smoked Sausage and Bacon Recipe

This Breakfast Sandwich combines delicious Kurobuta Pork, Smoked Bacon, Egg, and Cheddar Cheese, on an English Muffin with avocado.
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 4 people


  • 1 pound bulk breakfast sausage, (bulk italian sausage works too)
  • 8 pieces thick cut bacon
  • 4 english muffins
  • 1 large avocado, mixed with a fork
  • 4 eggs cooked sunny side up
  • 4 slices sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 large tomato, sliced


  • Preheat smoker to 225 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Form four patties at 1/4 pound each. Place the patties and bacon on the smoker.
  • Smoke the sausage until the internal temperature is 160 degrees F, which should take about an hour. The bacon should be cooked until crispy. While resting the patties place a slice of cheese on top and prepare the sandwiches.
  • Place the split English Muffins on a sheet tray under a broiler on high for about 2 minutes to toast. It will toast quickly. Or use a toaster for each muffin.
  • Prepare four eggs over easy.
  • Construct sandwich with a layer of smashed avocado, sausage patty with cheese, egg, bacon, and tomato. Grab napkins and enjoy.


Using a broiler to toast the muffins is a great hack for a large group and not having to toast the muffins every time.


Calories: 1328kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 69g | Fat: 100g | Saturated Fat: 34g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1063mg | Sodium: 1987mg | Potassium: 1213mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 2157IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 392mg | Iron: 7mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: American, bbq
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 1328
Keyword: breakfast sandwich recipe, sausage egg and cheese breakfast sandwich, smoked sausage breakfast sandwich
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  1. Oh my goodness, look at this homemade breakfast food porn! I love breakfast sandwiches! I am always torn between having sandwiches with muffins, biscuits, or croissants – they are ALL good

  2. I am a huge fan of breakfast sandwiches, especially with buttery, flaky homemade biscuits! These are very similar to the ones I usually love, and that photo is perfection.