Prepare Basic Country Beef Breakfast Sausage. Set aside. Whisk together baking mix, egg, milk and vegetable oil in large bowl until smooth. Stir in cheese and sausage.
Country-Style Beef Breakfast Sausage: Combine 1 pound Ground Beef (93% or leaner), 2 teaspoons chopped fresh sage or 1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage, 1 teaspoon garlic power, 1 teaspoon onion power, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper in large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add sausage mixture; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking into 1/2-inch crumbles, stirring occasionally.
Preheat waffle iron according to manufacturer’s directions. Place 1/2 cup waffle batter in waffle iron for each waffle and cook for 4 to 6 minutes or until waffles are golden brown. Top with toppings, if desired.
Nutrition information per serving: 292 Calories; 135.9 kcal Calories from fat; 15.1 g Total Fat; 4.8 g Saturated Fat; 1.2 g Trans Fat; 2.4 g Polyunsaturated Fat; 3.3 g Monounsaturated Fat; 73 mg Cholesterol; 625 mg Sodium; 23 g Total Carbohydrate; 0.1 g Dietary Fiber; 19 g Protein; 141 mg Calcium; 2.4 mg Iron; 298 mg Potassium; 0.7 IU Vitamin D; 0.3 mg Riboflavin; 4.4 mg Niacin; 0.2 mg Vitamin B6; 1.7 mcg Vitamin B12; 198 mg Phosphorus; 3.7 mg Zinc; 15.8 mcg Selenium; 73.1 mg Choline;