1Preheat oven to 400°F. Grease muffin tin (12 total muffin cups).
2Combine sausage and seasoning mix and cook over medium-high heat for 5-7 minutes or until fully cooked, breaking it into small pieces. After draining grease from the meat, allow it to cool slightly.
3In a large bowl, combine the hash browns, butter, salt and pepper; divide evenly into 12 greased muffin cups.
4Press potato mixture onto sides and bottom of muffin cups.
5Bake for 12 minutes or until lightly browned.
6Remove from oven and top the sausage pieces into muffin cups.
7In a large bowl, mix together eggs, cheese and bell pepper.
8Spoon egg mixture evenly into the muffin cups and sprinkle with chives or onions.
9Return to oven and bake for 13-15 minutes or until set.