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Baked Sausage Cups with Cheesy Pepper Gravy

Baked Sausage Cups with Cheesy Pepper Gravy

By Danielle "Diva Q" Bennett

Say hello to one hearty breakfast bite. Sausage cups are grilled on the Traeger then filled with cheesy pepper gravy for an extra dose of flavor.

Prep Time

15 Min

Cook Time

15 Min

Pellets

Cherry

Ingredients

This recipe serves:

8

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Units of Measurement:
main
2 Pound ground sausage
As Needed nonstick cooking spray
2 Tablespoon Traeger Pork & Poultry Rub
Cheesy Sausage Pepper Gravy
1 Tablespoon unsalted butter
1/4 Cup finely chopped sweet onion
1 Pound ground sausage
1 1/2 Cup milk
1/2 Cup heavy whipping cream
2 Tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 Cup shredded smoked mozzarella or Gouda cheese
2 Tablespoon black pepper, plus more for garnish
2 Tablespoon dried chives, plus more for garnish
To Taste Salt

Steps

  • 1

    When ready to cook, set Traeger temperature to 250°F and preheat with the lid closed for 15 minutes.

    250 ˚F / 121 ˚C

  • 2

    Flip a full-size muffin pan over. Spray the bottom of the tin liberally with nonstick spray. Divide the sausage meat into 12 equal portions.

  • 3

    Mold the  sausage over the muffin cups. Sprinkle generously with Traeger Pork & Poultry Rub.

  • 4

    Place the tin on the Traeger and bake until sausage reaches an internal temperature of 155°F.

    250 ˚F / 121 ˚C

    155 ˚F / 68 ˚C

  • 5

    While the sausage cooks, make the gravy. In a medium saucepan, melt butter and sauté onions until just softened. Add in ground sausage breaking up any clumps with a wooden spoon and cook thoroughly. Place the cooked sausage and onions in a bowl, and set them aside while you continue to make the gravy.

  • 6

    In the same pot, bring the milk and heavy cream to a simmer. Whisk in flour and continue to whisk just until thickened. Add in shredded cheese, pepper and dried chives, then stir until cheese is melted and combined. Add in the sautéed onions and sausage mixture, and salt to taste.

  • 7

    Once the sausage cups have reached an internal temperature of 155°F, carefully remove them from the muffin pan and place them directly on the grill. Continue to grill until the internal temperature reaches 165°F then remove from the grill.

    250 ˚F / 121 ˚C

    165 ˚F / 74 ˚C

  • 8

    Fill each individual sausage cup with the gravy, and garnish with chives and black pepper. Serve with biscuits if desired. Enjoy!

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