Cuisine Breakfast
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6


  • 1 lb lean ground beef 90% or less
  • 4 oz light cheddar cheese shredded from block
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1/2 cup baked whole grain tortilla chips
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped green pepper
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red pepper
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Olive oil cooking spray for muffin pan

For the garnish

  • Fried egg
  • Avocado Slices
  • Salsa your favorite brand or homemade
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Hot Sauce


  1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Heat olive oil in a non-stick pan over medium heat.  Add peppers and onion and sauté until just soft, about 4-5 minutes.  Set aside to cool.  Toss whole grain tortilla chips in a food processor and process until finely ground (should resemble bread crumbs.) Combine all meatloaf ingredients in a large bowl and add ground chips and onion mixture.  Mix well with hands.  Go ahead and get those hands dirty to thoroughly combine.  Spray muffin pan with cooking spray and divide meat mixture, evenly, in all cups.  Bake for 30-35 minutes.  Add your optional garnishes: fried egg, avocado slices, fresh chopped cilantro and hot sauce, if desired.

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