Stuffed Breakfast Peppers

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Make these meat, cheese and hash brown-stuffed peppers ahead and simply warm them in the oven and top with a fried egg in the morning. They’re the perfect savory breakfast.

Fun fact: I love Stuffed Peppers. I grew up eating my Mom’s Italian version and it was always one of my favorite meals. After years of making it myself, I finally decided to make a Whole30 version with Mexican flavors. And I’m not the only fan – Adam loves those so much that he’s made them himself a few times! So when I partnered up with Divine Flavor to create a recipe using their beautiful peppers, I thought… what if I made ANOTHER version? And then Breakfast Stuffed Peppers were born. Swooooon.

I’ll admit, these aren’t quite as healthy as the others, but they’re not bad either! The filling is full of the best breakfast flavors – shredded hash browns, sautéed mushrooms and onions, spicy chorizo, melty cheese! And then, you know what I did? I fried up an egg and slapped it right on top to really solidify them as Breakfast Stuffed Peppers. And honestly… these might be my favorite yet.

Now even though I call them Breakfast Stuffed Peppers, you could totally make these for dinner. I also love the idea of prepping a whole tray of these the night before a big brunch party. Once your guests arrive, you just have to pop ’em in the oven and fry up some eggs – so much easier than making something from scratch that same morning!

PS. If you’re watching your diet, or you’re lactose-intolerant, you don’t have to add the extra cheese on top or even in the mixture at all! But if you aren’t either of those things, I say just go for it. Who doesn’t like a cheesy breakfast?!

You could definitely cook the eggs different ways, but I recommend keeping a runny yolk if you can. It’s so satisfying when you break it and it drips into the filling – it creates the BEST sauce!

Love peppers? If you haven’t already, you need to try mini sweet peppers, called Tribelli. Check out these recipes.

3 Easy Appetizers with Tribelli Peppers from Honest Cooking on Vimeo.


Stuffed Breakfast Peppers
 
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Recipe Type: Breakfast
Ingredients
  • ½ large onion, chopped
  • ½ lb chroizo
  • ½ cup mushrooms, chopped
  • 1½ (heaping) cups shredded hash browns
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 Divine Flavor red peppers
  • 3 eggs
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Chop the onion and add it to a saute pan with a little olive oil over medium heat. Add the chorizo and crumble until the meat is cooked completely through. Transfer to a bowl.
  3. Add a little bit more olive oil to the pan, turn up the heat and add the hash browns. Cook until browned and add to the bowl with the chorizo and onion.
  4. Add cheese, salt and pepper, and red pepper flakes if you want it really spicy.
  5. Cut the red peppers lengthwise and clean out the seeds. Arrange in a nonstick or lightly greased pyrex dish.
  6. Fill each pepper with the cheese, chorizo, hash brown mixture. Top with extra cheese and bake for 25-30 minutes.
  7. When the peppers are almost done, fry the eggs for whoever wants one.
  8. Place one egg on top of each pepper and season with salt and pepper. Enjoy!

 


Lauren Nolan

Lauren is the founder and editor of www.lakeshorelady.com. She shares her personal style, shopping tips, and of course – step by step recipes. She firmly believes that healthy food should be delicious, but a slice of pizza can solve almost any problem.

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