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Southwest Beef Breakfast Muffin on a plate topped with a fried egg and served with slice avocado on a red plate

Southwest Beef Breakfast Muffins

 A delicious recipe for breakfast meatloaves with a southwest twist
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Southwest
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 221kcal
Author Amee


  • 1 lb lean ground beef 90% or less
  • 4 oz light cheddar cheese shredded from block
  • ½ cup salsa
  • ½ cup baked whole grain tortilla chips
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup finely chopped green pepper
  • ¼ cup finely chopped red pepper
  • ¼ cup finely chopped onion
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • teaspoon 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


  •  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. Mixture should resemble bread crumbs.
  • Combine all meatloaf ingredients in a large bowl and add ground chips and onion mixture mixing well with your hands.
  • 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.




Calories: 221kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 78mg | Sodium: 374mg | Potassium: 406mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 574IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 111mg | Iron: 2mg