Baked Huevos Rancheros

bhrAre you going out tonight? Or are you staying in and fighting to stay awake with some small thing who will insist on seeing the ball drop? I will be in the latter category.

Regardless of the category you are in, you will want an easy breakfast. You may need something to help chase away that little bit of extra champagne, or just give you a kick in the pants to wake you up! I have an ideal breakfast for both scenarios! These Baked Huevos Rancheros are made in a muffin tin. Isn’t that the trick for getting kids to eat? Prepare their food in a muffin tin? And here’s the really good news! Not only is it in their favorite shape, your kids can make this for you! Let them leave off the salsa if it isn’t their thing. I left two cups salsa free for my kids.

Baked Huevos Rancheros
6 eggs
Milk for scrambling
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup shredded cheese – I used sharp cheddar
One tbsp salsa for each cup

1. Scramble the eggs with milk, salt and pepper. Make them nice and fluffy.
2. Add the cheese and stir around. You can also add some bacon crumbles or some pre-cooked spicy sausage.
3. Pour some egg mixture into each cup of a muffin tin you have sprayed with cooking spray. I used a large muffin tin and had enough eggs for six cups. If you use a regular sized muffin tin, you should be able to make 12.
4. Top with salsa.
5. Bake at 375 for 20-25 minutes.

In a very funny coincidence, another food blogger I occasionally come across on Facebook posted a very similar egg recipe. You can find it on Whatagirleats.com. In her recipe, she lines the muffin cup with a piece of tortilla. I think that’s a nice touch. It will definitely make removing the eggs from the cup a lot easier.

Throw a dash of tabasco on top to really chase away the remnants of your New Year’s revelry.

Happy New Year! Enjoy!

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