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I’m pretty much addicted to these Southwest Beef and Egg Muffins. They are super easy to make and have so much more flavor than plain scrambled eggs. I eat eggs almost every day for breakfast, but I love adding other lean proteins to them, like this 96% lean ground beef, to jazz up the flavor and boost the protein content.
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Southwest Beef Breakfast Cups
- 1 lb 96% lean ground beef
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
- 4 whole eggs
- 1 1/2 cups liquid egg whites
- 3/4 cup chopped green pepper
- 1 medium tomato, seeded and chopped
- 4 oz sharp white cheddar cheese, shredded from block
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- dash cayenne pepper
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a nonstick skillet, brown ground beef over medium heat until no longer pink.
- Stir in ½ tsp salt, onion powder, garlic powder and chili powder.
- Remove from heat and set aside.
- Whisk together whole eggs, egg whites, remaining salt, paprika, pepper and cayenne pepper.
- Spray a 12 cup muffin tin with nonstick spray.
- Divide cooked beef, evenly, among the cups.
- Then top with peppers, cheese and tomatoes.
- Pour egg mixture, evenly, over top.
- Bake for 30 minutes.
- Store leftover egg cups in the refrigerator in an airtight container.
by Amee Livingston
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