Going to the butcher is one of my favourite parts of grocery shopping. Our local butcher i9s amazing,  they always have a tonne of variety and while their basics stay the same they change things up a little as well. Sometimes they have these amazing smoked pork chops, they make in house smoked kabana and bacon and they always have a huge variety of ever changing sausages. Last week I saw these mini pork and macadamia sausages and I immediately knew I wanted to use them for breakfast hotdogs.

breakfast hotdogs

I kind of made up the recipe for these as I made them, which to be honest is how I make almost everything. I find one ingredient that really inspires me and I build a dish around that. Cooking to me is about experimenting and having fun. I know so many people who follow recipes exactly, please don’t be scared to swap out ingredients. Some ingredients need to be there like eggs in cake mix, but most can be swapped escpecially in savoury dihes.

breakfast hotdogs

If you are planning a picnic, these would be great. Or if you are hosting a brunch please make these. They are quick and easy to put together and so packed with flavour!

You can make the sauce in advance, its good hot or cold. Then when your ready cook the sausages and build these hotdogs.

Oh these would be great football food! A hotdog version of a slider! So fun! Mini food is more fun than normal szed food and becuase its smaller we can eat more right??

breakfast hotdogs

So these mini hotdogs would be perfect for anything from breakfast/brucnh through to football food or party food. Jazz them up however you want add extra ingredients, avocado would be great, oh maybe guac! swap out the lettuce for babay spinach or rocket, make these how you want and ejoy them with good company.


Breakfast Hotdogs

Servings 6


  • 6 small pork sausages
  • 6 slices cheese
  • lettuce
  • 2 baguettes

Tomato and Bacon Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1/2 onion, finely diced
  • 2 medium mushrooms, finely diced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme
  • 400g tinned tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  1. Heat a fry pan over medium high heat and cook the sausage turning often for 8-10 minutes or until cooked through

  2. To assemble, cut the ends of each baguette then cut into 3 pieces, then cut almost in half and scoop ot some of the bread so there is room for the fillings.

  3. Place a slices of cheese into each and a leaf or two of lettuce in as well, spoon some sauce in between the cheese and lettuce and top with a sausage. Serve and enjoy!

Tomato and Bacon Sauce

  1. Heat a medium sauce pan over medium low heat and add the oil then the onion, cook until softened.

  2. Add in the mushrooms and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add in the thyme and stir in well.

  3. Add the tin of tomatoes and salt and pepper and cook stirring occasionally for 7-10 minutes or until thickened.



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