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green chili breakfast tortilla cups

(3 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Tommy Curtis
Sharps Chapel, TN

These are easy and versatile. You can also add bacon or sausage. Use egg beaters or egg whites too. The taste reminds me of Chile Rellenos. This recipe is for 12 tortilla cups but you can easily make it smaller, just use 1 egg per cup.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Yum! This recipe is perfect if you're hosting a buffet breakfast or brunch. It's a healthier breakfast option. You can bake a bunch of these and people can grab their individual serving. We did add bacon when testing and loved the smoky flavor. We loved the mix of cilantro, with green chilis and cheese. Cumin flavor stands out too. One of these is very filling.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(3 ratings)
yield 4 -6
prep time 15 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For green chili breakfast tortilla cups

  • 12
    eggs, I use Egglands Best but you can also substitute Egg Beaters or egg whites
  • 12 oz
    sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 c
    fresh or dried cilantro
  • 12
    corn tortillas
  • 2 tsp
  • 2 can
    whole or chopped green chilies, 4 oz each
  • bacon bits or cooked sausage (optional)l; about 1/3 cup
  • 2 tsp
    lemon pepper or lime pepper seasoning salt

How To Make green chili breakfast tortilla cups

Test Kitchen Tips
We'd recommend putting a baking sheet under the cupcake tins while baking. Ours did leak a little while baking.
  • Spraying cupcake tin with non-stick spray.
    Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a non-stick muffin pan with cooking spray.
  • Heating tortillas in the microwave.
    Heat tortillas in microwave for 45 seconds.
  • Eggs and seasonings whisked together.
    Mix together eggs, cilantro, cumin, and lemon or lime pepper seasoning salt.
  • Tortillas placed into the cupcake tins.
    Place one tortilla in each muffin cup, folding in to fit.
  • Cheese added to the tortilla cups.
    Place about 1/2 ounce of cheese in the bottom.
  • Bacon bits sprinkled into the cups.
    If using meat, sprinkle a small amount into the tortillas.
  • Green chilies added to the tortilla cups.
    Place a small amount of green chilies on top of the cheese.
  • Pouring egg mixture on top.
    Pour egg mixture on top leaving a little room.
  • Sprinkling with remaining cheese.
    Top with remainder of the ounce of cheese.
  • Baked tortilla cups cooling.
    Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Let cool a little bit before eating, they are really hot.