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Baked Brunch Omelet

Baked Brunch Omelet

Ingredients

Original recipe makes 1 – 9×13 inch

  • 1/2 (1 pound) loaf white bread, cut into cubes
  • 1 1/2 pounds Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup cubed cooked ham
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 dash hot pepper sauce, or to taste
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onion

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9×13 inch baking pan.
  2. Place half of the bread cubes on bottom of baking pan. Sprinkle with half of the ham and then half of the cheese; repeat.
  3. In a large bowl, beat together eggs, milk, salt, hot sauce and green onions. Pour egg mixture into pan.
  4. Place pan on top of a baking sheet with a rim and place in oven. Pour water into baking sheet and bake for 60 minutes, or until eggs have set.

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Breakfast Biscuits

Ingredients

Original recipe makes 10 servings

  • 1 (10 ounce) can refrigerated buttermilk biscuit dough
  • 1 pound bacon
  • 5 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 10 slices Cheddar cheese

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Place biscuits 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in preheated oven for 8 to 11 minutes or until golden brown.
  3. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until evenly brown. Drain and set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, beat together eggs and milk. Heat a lightly oiled skillet over medium heat. Scramble eggs to your liking.
  5. Cut open biscuits, lightly butter, layer with eggs, bacon, and cheese.

Authentic Mexican Breakfast Tacos

Authentic Mexican Breakfast Tacos

Ingredients

Original recipe makes 4 servings

  • 6 ounces chorizo sausage
  • 8 (6 inch) corn tortillas
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 dash hot pepper sauce (e.g. Tabasco™), or to taste
  • 1/2 cup salsa

Directions

  1. Crumble the sausage into a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir until evenly brown. Set aside.
  2. Heat one skillet over medium heat, and heat another skillet over high heat. The skillet over high heat is for warming tortillas. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, salt and pepper. Spray the medium heat skillet with some cooking spray, and pour in the eggs. Cook and stir until almost firm. Add the sausage, and continue cooking and stirring until firm.
  3. Meanwhile, warm tortillas for about 45 seconds per side in the other skillet, so they are hot and crispy on the edges, but still pliable.
  4. Sprinkle a little shredded cheese onto each tortilla while it is still hot. Top with some of the scrambled egg and sausage, then add hot pepper sauce and salsa to your liking.

Breakfast Grits

Breakfast Grits

Ingredients

Original recipe makes 4 servings

  • 3 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup hominy grits
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

Directions

  1. Bring the water and salt to a boil in a saucepan. Whisk in the grits and continue to whisk for 1 minute. When the mixture comes to a boil again, turn the heat to low. Stir frequently, cook for 10 to 15 minutes.
  2. Remove the grits from the heat and add pepper, butter and cheese; mix well. Stir until the butter and cheese are melted.

Whole Grain Waffles

Whole Grain Waffles

Ingredients

Original recipe makes 6 servings

  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 3/4 cups skim milk
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 cup flax seed meal
  • 1/4 cup wheat germ
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, oil, applesauce, and vanilla. Beat in whole wheat pastry flour, flax seed meal, wheat germ, all-purpose flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt until batter is smooth.
  2. Preheat a waffle iron, and coat with cooking spray. Pour batter into waffle iron in batches, and cook until crisp and golden brown.