We all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but if I’m being entirely honest, my breakfast usually comes out of a Keurig. In an effort to stick with my pledge of living a healthier lifestyle, one daily step will be to finally eat breakfast. Though I admit that chorizo isn’t the healthiest thing out there, spread out amongst 12 mini frittatas, the calorie count isn’t too bad (about 40). Once you throw in some veggies, you have yourself a hearty breakfast.
- 8 large eggs
- ½ lb. cooked Mexican chorizo
- 1 large sweet onion, halved and thinly sliced
- 1 red pepper, thinly sliced
- 1 pinch Parmesan cheese
- 1 pinch coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
- 1 tsp oregano
- In a large bowl, whisk the eggs and season with a pinch of salt, pepper, and 1 tsp. of oregano.
- Heat a tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil in a medium skillet over medium-low, and add the onions. Cook until carmelized, about 45 min. Remove from pan and set aside.
- In a separate pan over medium, add the chorizo and cook until it's softened, 5 minutes. Set aside.
- To the pan, add the red peppers, and cook on medium until very soft, 10 minutes.
- Pour the eggs into the silicone baking cups that are placed in a non-stick muffin tin.
- Sprinkle the chorizo, peppers, and onions evenly into each baking cup.
- Sprinkle some cheese on top of each frittata.
- Throw the whole thing into an oven, preheated to 375°F.
- Bake for about 10-15 minutes.Cook until they are puffed up and set in the middle. Let cool and serve.
- These can easily be kept refrigerated, or even frozen, for future use.
I chose these ingredients because I enjoy their flavors together, but the best thing about frittatas is that you can easily mix and match whatever you have in your fridge. You can substitute in ham or bacon, and throw in spinach, mushrooms, or any of your favorite cheeses. Whatever flavors you like, you can pile them into a silicone baking cup, and in 10 minutes, BAM – you got yourself a meal! The baking cups I used to make these were Chesydale Silicone Baking Cups. They are flexible, non-stick, 100% non-toxic (BPA free), and eco-friendly (stop using those paper liners!). You can check out how I used them to make these mini frittatas below.
What are your favorite combo flavors to put together in your frittatas?
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