I have a ton of ground breakfast sausage in the freezer and I was tired of just having a side of sausage with breakfast…although I have to say that John sometimes grills it in little patties and it is AMAZING! Still, I wanted something different. I thought about meatloaf and how fun that could be for breakfast some eggs. So, I started searching for a recipe online and all I could find was how to use up a traditional supper meatloaf for breakfast the next. That wasn’t the flavor I was going for, so I came up with this.
It’s sweet and a little spicy (thank you, my cayenne pepper friend). The breakfast sausage gives it a unique flavor and the ketchup/maple syrup gives it that wonderful sweet breakfast-y flavor! I totally shocked myself with this recipe. I’ve never made meatloaf, but I will have to try to now….it was super easy (like 5 minutes prep time) and then in to the oven for almost an hour! Plenty of time to do other kitchen things (make the eggs, clean the kitchen, whatever).
I am also submitting this recipe to another Johnsonville photo/recipe contest. Come share your how you Start Your Day with a Better Breakfast…there are tons of great prizes, including 6 weekly prizes too! The contest goes until 5/13. You don’t have to be a food blogger to join. Just upload your photo and recipe to their site! Easy!!! Don’t want to participate…stop by for lots of great breakfast ideas!