English breakfast in a flash
One pot English breakfast you said? Oohh yeass! All your favourite breakfast ingredients (eggs, sausages, baked beans and mushrooms or bacon- all in one place, no mess no fuss. Just delicious!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 4 people
- 4 sausages * chipolata style
- 4-5 mushrooms washed and sliced
- 2 eggs large organic
- 2 rashers of bacon optional
- 1 tin baked beans
- ½ tin chopped tomatoes optional *
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 pinch salt
- ⅓ tsp black pepper freshly ground
- 2 tbsp fresh Herbs to garnish optional
- 1 pinch thyme dry or fresh
Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a large skillet on a medium fire. Add the sausages and the bacon if you choose to add it and fry for 3 minutes tossing them every now and again.
Add the sliced mushrooms and cook for a further minute or two until those get nice and brown.
Set the sausages and the mushrooms to one side of the skillet. Pour the baked beans and the tomatoes on the other side along with the Worcester sauce, thyme, mix them well together to blend and bring them to a bubbling point. This will take 2 min.
Using using a spoon create couple of dents into the beans mixture and crack in the eggs. Cook on low-medium fire for approximately 4-7 minutes depending on how you want them cooked. I always love them runny.
Season with extra salt (if the bacon was not used) and a good indulgent pinch of freshly ground pepper. Garnish with some fresh herbs sprinkled beautifully on top.
I know that we are takling an English breakfast here and English sausages should be consumed but I had in hand some super nice and spicy French (Merguez style) thin sausages this time. I do love Italian style susages most.
I like this type of sausages because they contain just meat and herbs, nothing else. They remind me greatly of the home made sausages I used to always eat as a kid. The best for me and my taste. Of course you can use any sausage you prefer or happen to have in hand.
I always choose to add extra chopped tomatoes from a tin for extra sauce as you’ll find that baked beans don’t have that much sauce.
Adding the extra ½ tin of chopped tomatoes helps with cooking the eggs without the dish getting too dry.
The fresh herbs are of course optional as this is an English breakfast and English breakfasts normally don’t contain any herbs. However, I love my herbs and I cannot even think about not giving this a good sprinkle of extra colour and fresh goodness all over.
So for me the fresh herbs are not optional but I did put optional because many people may not want them which is fair enough.
The nutritional information provided is per serving and it does not include the optional ingredients i.e. the bacon.