Friday, March 26, 2010

Brunch Stuffed Peppers

These peppers are so impressive! I am having an Easter Brunch, and I will be fixing these little cuties.
These are fun, and super easy to serve to your guests, or make for your family. Each person gets a beautiful pepper all filled with goodness, I just think it's a warm, thoughtful way to present your guests with breakfast. Enjoy!

4 (any color) bell peppers
1 cup frozen country style hash browns, thawed
1/2 (16-ounce) package bacon, cooked and crumbled
3 large eggs
3/4 cup shredded Cheddar-Monterey Jack cheese blend, plus more for garnish
3/4 cup whole milk
1/2 cup biscuit mix (Bisquick works just fine)
1/4 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons chopped green onion
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
note: I would add a few dashes of hot sauce into my scrambled egg mixture for some heat. Chipotle Tabasco is really good in eggs.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Remove the top 1/2-inch of each pepper. Discard the tops and seeds. Arrange the peppers, cut side up, in an 8 by 8-inch glass baking dish. (if your peppers aren't standing up, you can turn them upside down and cut the bottom, making them straight. Be careful, though, not to cut holes in the pepper, or cut the whole bottom off! You'll loose your filling!) Fill the bottom of each pepper evenly with hash browns and bacon.

In a large bowl, combine the eggs, cheese, milk, baking mix, sour cream, green onion, salt, and pepper (and hot sauce if using). Whisk until combined. Evenly distribute the egg mixture into each pepper. Bake until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out dry, about 45 minutes-1 hour depending on size and thickness of peppers. Remove from the oven, garnish with cheese and serve immediately.
Serves 4
Recipe and Photo, Paula Deen

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