Corned Beef McMuffin

This past weekend, my son and I were running some morning errands, and as he did not have breakfast before heading out the door, I asked if he wanted to stop at McDonald’s. I know, I know. McDonald’s. But he is still a kid, and he probably only eats there about 6 times a year. Heck, when I was growing up, I think we ate there once a week! He had a tiny bit of excitement in his voice, so I pulled through the drive-through, and he ordered what he always orders, the sausage mcMuffin. As we continued to drive, he said to me, which I thought was pretty darn cute, “You know dad, I probably would have never ordered this if you did not pursue me when we went camping this past summer. I probably would have ordered those pancakes which were never very good.” For whatever reason, that meant something to me. He was grateful, even though it was over a sausage mcMuffin.

I will admit though that a homemade egg mcMuffin is my favorite breakfast sandwich. Not only that, but this time of year I get overly excited that corned beef hits the markets, and go on sale. I’m a corned beef junky. I love everything about it, well with the exception of the boring corned beef with cabbage and potatoes. I’m sorry, but not a fan. I am a fan however of corned beef. I’ve done things such as reuben style potato skins, corned beef hash quesadillas, an awesome melt, my favorite hash, the classic sandwich, even potstickers, corned beef cheese burger, and now the corned beef mcMuffin!

Corned Beef McMuffin Recipe

As you can see, I really like corned beef. My wife on the other hand will not even come near it. Maybe it is the smell, I don’t know, but that only means more for me! So as the corned beef just came on sale, I decided to make it last night, and come up with this awesome breakfast sandwich.

Let’s get started.


  • 1 tsp canola oil
  • 1 English muffin, split and toasted
  • 1 slice of American cheese
  • 1/2 cup of chopped and cooked corned beef, seared
  • 1 egg, cooked over easy or sunny side up

Simple ingredients, however the corned beef takes this one to a whole new level. McDonald’s you should probably take note.

Start by heating a sauté pan on medium heat. Add the canola oil, and let it come to temperature. Add in the chopped corned beef, and cook until you get some nice crispy edges. Remove to a small bowl, and set to the side. Next, crack the egg, and cook until your desired doneness. During this time, toast your English muffin. Once toasted, lay down the American cheese on the bottom muffin, top with the cooked egg, and carefully place the crisped corned beef on top. Top with the top muffin, and get ready to go.

Now I love the classic egg mcMuffin, as well as the sausage mcMuffin, but this one, well I’m not going to joke, but this is hands down my all-time favorite! It’s a great time of year, not only for coming up with great corned beef recipes, but to enjoy this awesome corned beef mcMuffin! Hope you enjoy.

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Dax Phillips

Thank you for visiting my website. Truly, I do appreciate it. My free time and stress reliever is cooking for my family, friends, and everyone in between. The recipes you find on this site are those that I have either created, been part of, or those that I simply enjoy and have made my own in some shape, form, or other. My focus has always been on comfort food, because at the end of a long work day, you want something comforting. I currently am the father of three children, and married to a wonderful wife of thirteen years. There is nothing fancy with these recipes, just simple, and I will admit, not so simple ingredients, and a simple kitchen corner I can call my own. I learned early on that cooking and bringing family together was very important. After all, this notion of being together at dinner time was instilled early on by my parents. There are many memories of being in the kitchen with my parents, watching them cook, or preparing meals, or those home cooked smells while waiting for dinner. My parents who worked full-time, always had home cooked meals during the week, with the exception of Friday nights where we would enjoy a Wisconsin fish fry, and often on late afternoons on Sunday, where we would order Ann's pizza. I tend to cook by making things up. As a home cook, I think you have to take chances, and add or subtract ingredients that make up a dish, and make them your own. Remember to taste, and taste often. If a dish has potential, try it again, and make it your own. You should also note that I do not count calories, or break down recipes into grams of anything. To me, that's a bit boring. My philosophy is that if the food is good, eat it, and eat it in moderation. Life is just too short not to enjoy good food. Commonly Asked Questions: Can I use your photography/content on my website/blog? Please do not redistribute my photography or recipes without my permission. All of the recipes and photography on this website are my own unless noted, and is subjected to copyright  If you’d like to use a photograph or a recipe, please contact me for permission. Will you review my product/book/site? I am available for recipe development, food photography and/or styling, travel/press events, product reviews, brand promotion/ambassador, and sponsored posts. If you are interested in working with me, or if you have a question/comment regarding a recipe or about my blog, please send me an email.

One thought to “Corned Beef McMuffin”

  1. Dax, we love just about everything you post! My son does this Glazed Corned Beef thing that gets him invited to parties in March a lot. By the way, I liked your previour photo better – you look kinda stressed out in this one! 🙂

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