Thursday, April 1, 2010

Tortilla Egg Cups

Breakfast can sometimes be a challenge especially if you have kids. A lot of times my children are fine with a bowl of cereal but every once in a while they crave something savory. Short of fixing a traditional big breakfast of bacon and eggs and sausage I decided one day to come up with something a little bit smaller and portable but still full of the traditional breakfast flavors.

Looking through my fridge and freezer I found breakfast sausage, onions, peppers, eggs and tortillas. Born was the idea of the tortilla egg cups. I figured why not make a breakfast which contained everything in a small little cup. The egg cups take about 45 minutes start to finish but you could certainly make your meat mixture the night prior, refrigerate it and then only fill the cups the day off which will certainly cut prep and cooking time to about 30 minutes.

These tortilla egg cups are a big hit at our house with plenty of variations possible since you can use any kind of breakfast sausage, any kind of vegetable like mushrooms or even broccoli and any cheese you like. They are perfect for a weekend breakfast and are a great addition to any brunch. Try them for Easter and impress your family and friends with this easy but fantastic dish.

Tortilla Egg Cups
~makes 6~

1/2 pound (8 ounces) bulk breakfast sausage, any flavor
1/4 medium onion, diced
1/2 medium red pepper, diced
6 (8-inch) flour tortillas
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 cup cheese, shredded
6 large eggs
Salt and Pepper to taste
2 tablespoons chives, finely chopped

Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees F. Brush inside of 6 ramekins with melted butter. Place on a baking sheet and fit a tortilla in each of the forms (you will have to fold them slightly to make them fit). Set aside.

Brown sausage in a pan until cooked, add the onions, cook for another minute and then add the bell pepper. Taste for seasoning. Set mixture aside to cool a little bit. (This mixture can be made the night before if desired and then refrigerated).

Take your prepared ramekins and divide filling into the six cups (about 1/3 cup each). Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of cheese on top of the meat mixture. Crack one egg into each of the tortilla cups. Season with salt and pepper and garnish with chives.

Brush exposed tortilla with more of the melted butter and place in pre-heated oven. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the eggs are cooked to your liking. Serve immediately.


  1. Coddled eggs and you eat the bowl! Clever. GREG

  2. Hello, thanks so much your recipe above - your egg cups are just adorable and I can't wait to try them.

    I use tortillas for all types of recipes but have not tried something like this. Thanks again!

    Not sure if you ever tried the La Tortilla Factory Low Carb/High Fiber Tortillas.

    We have been faithful consumers (actually most days we have at least 2 of these wraps). These tortillas are only 80 Calories per wrap for their larger size and 50 calories per wrap for their smaller size. The great thing about these tortillas are that they are cholesterol-free, contain no saturated fats, trans fat or hydrogenated oils along with tasting great!

    As mentioned, we use the wraps for all of our meals – breakfast, lunch and dinner although can be also used for snacks (you just have to get creative).

    If you are interested, we list one of our favorite recipes (Italian Pizza) and will continue to list more on our site:

    Thanks and look forward to reading more! :-)

  3. What a fun idea. I love foods that come in their own little packages.

  4. Greg - thanks for your kind words.

    Bodyhacker - I've tried the La Tortilla Factory tortillas before and actually like them a lot. I'm sure they would work just as well in the cups as would low fat sausage and low fat cheese. Thanks for stopping by.

    Eat! - Thanks for checking out my blog, I've been a HUGE fan of yours for a while in fact your Korean BBQ is a staple in our house :o)

  5. I love tortilla!

    I invite you to try my personal chicken tortilla recipe:

    1. benwl - I tried to find your chicken tortilla soup recipe and was unable too. can you try again? Thank you

  6. Yum looking egg cups. Thank you much!


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