My absolute all-time favorite meal of the day is breakfast, which means skipping breakfast is never even a consideration.
The best breakfasts are those that are leisurely and those are usually reserved for the weekend. For weekdays, I rely on things that are good, grab-and-go and healthy.
That’s why I was really excited to discover these Breakfast Egg Muffin Cups. These yummy little creations exceed all of my weekday breakfast criteria:
- Easy to make
- Bonus Points: You can make them ahead and freeze them for the future
If you search online for breakfast egg muffin cups, omelet muffins, or scrambled egg muffins, you will find lots of variations of this recipe.
Some changes you may want to consider are using different veggies like spinach, mushrooms, and tomatoes. You can also use bacon, ham or sausage, but I like to make these with grass fed ground beef — of course!
Breakfast Egg Muffin Cups (with grass fed beef)
- 12 Eggs
- 1/2 pound ground beef cooked
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 1/2 cup chopped bell peppers I like using a variety of green, red, yellow, and orange
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly minced garlic garlic powder is OK too if that's all you have available
- Splash of milk about 1-2 Tablespoon
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1/2 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
- *Note: If you're feeling creative try using different veggies and even meat! Some other options are spinach, mushrooms, tomatoes, bacon, ham and sausage.
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Lightly grease 12 muffin cups. (You could also line with muffin liners, but if you're going to freeze any of them for later, I think it works better without the liners.)
- Heat a large skillet and cook ground beef until crumbly. Drain grease (if any) and set aside.
- Whisk eggs and milk in a large bowl.
- Add onion, bell peppers, garlic, and salt and pepper
- Evenly distribute the egg mixture into the muffin cups. Approximately 1/3 mixture cup into each muffin cup.
- Sprinkle an even amount of cooked ground beef into each cup
- Top each cup with cheese
- Bake for approximately 20 minutes, or until eggs are set and a knife inserted at center comes out clean.
One more thing!
Do you want to learn more about beef? Here are a few other beef posts and recipes you may like. Plus, we have an entire ebook about beef that goes through purchasing and preparing beef from a farmers perspective.