Western Scramble

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Serves: 4 - 6
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Cooking Method: Stove Top


8 large eggs, slightly beaten
1 1/2 c cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
2 Tbsp butter
1/2 c cubed, fully cooked ham
1/2 c fully cooked breakfast sausage crumbles
1 - 2 jalapeno peppers, finely chopped
1/2 medium onion, chopped
shredded lettuce
diced tomato
green onion, chopped
fresh pico de gallo
sour cream

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Jeanne Benavidez Recipe
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Odessa, TX (pop. 99,940)
Member Since Oct 2010
Jeanne's notes for this recipe:
I love creamy, smooth scrambled eggs but sometimes I like to add a little kick to the eggs. This is a recipe that I first started making years ago when we would go camping and I needed to cook a lot of eggs for a group. Instead of taking individual orders, I made a large skillet of these eggs and a large skillet of Soft Fried Potatoes, served with fresh sliced tomatoes or fresh fruit. It was always a big hit. I cut the recipe down to feed 4 to 6 here.
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In a bowl, whisk the eggs, 1 cup cheese, salt and pepper; set aside.
Heat a 10-in. skillet on medium heat; sauté jalapeno, onion, ham and sausage in butter until veggies are tender.
Reduce heat to medium-low; add egg mixture. Stir to combine and then cook for 1 or 2 minutes or until eggs begin to set.
With a spatula, gently push the mixture from outside edge toward the middle of skillet to stir so eggs will cook evenly.
Continue this until mixture is nearly completely set. (They will still look a little wet.)
Remove to serving platter, adjust salt and pepper if necessary, and sprinkle with remaining cheese.
By the time the eggs are served from the platter to plate the eggs should have completed cooking from the residual heat. They should be perfectly tender and not rubbery or dry.
Great served with fresh sliced tomatoes and/or avocado, fresh fruit and Soft Fried Potatoes.

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user Jeanne Benavidez jeanneben - May 6, 2012
Here is my potato recipe: Soft Fried Potatoes
user FREDA GABLE cookin4me - May 6, 2012
I make one Similar. . . using Diced Ham. onions and green Peppers, Cheddar Cheese, and the Scrambled eggs. . . Yummmy stuff.
And I have english muffings with them, Some made a Breakfast Sand with them and others eat just as this is.
Good Breakfast, for sure.
user Jeanne Benavidez jeanneben - May 7, 2012
Yes ma'am.....and pretty easy.....I think most everyone has their own version of this ....it's pretty open to your imagination...
I usually serve mine with fresh hot sauce and hot tortillas...makes great burritos.
user Connie Ottman cottman - May 7, 2012
Can't wait to try this. Yum:)

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