Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Scrambled Egg Muffins


• 1/2 pound bulk pork sausage
• 12 eggs
• 1/2 cup chopped onion
• 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 1/4 teaspoon pepper
• 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
• 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese


1. In a skillet, cook the sausage over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. In a bowl, beat the eggs. Add onion, green pepper, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Stir in sausage and cheese.

2. Spoon by 1/3 cupfuls into greased muffin cups. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20-25 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.

**This is a great recipe for meal planning. However, I only cook them until they are no longer runny. Then I allow them to cool before I place them in labeled freezer bags. As they cool, they will thicken up. By doing this, they are not rubbery when they are taken out of the freezer and reheated.

**Once I added 1/4 C. mayo and 1/4 C. water to scrambled egg mix so they would puff up, with incredible results. They rose about 1 inch above the muffin cup. I almost made half the recipe, but am glad I used the whole dozen. 
**This is a great use for most types of leftover veggies...I used mushrooms and red peppers with cooked bacon. Here is a solution for the messy cupcake pan - use the aluminum/tinfoil disposable cupcake liners. I tried paper and aluminum - the muffins stick to the paper cupcake liners - even with spraying them but the aluminum cupcake liners come off on their own...leaving behind a beautiful fluted design on the muffins.

**Also made them with small differences, instead of the onion and pepper, I added about 1/3 cup mostly drained chunky salsa. I also used 8 eggs and 1 cup egg substitute. I made them in mini muffin pans (Cooks about 12 minutes and makes about 48 mini muffins).  Also made some using just eggs, cheese, diced ham and salt and pepper. 

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