Green Chili Breakfast Tortilla Cups

14
Tommy Curtis

By
@safetyjedi

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.

Note: We'd recommend putting a baking sheet under the cupcake tins while baking. Ours did leak a little while baking. The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 3 votes

Comments:
Serves:
4-6
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 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
    cumin
  • 2 can(s)
    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

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a non-stick muffin pan with cooking spray.
  2. Heat tortillas in microwave for 45 seconds.
  3. Mix together eggs, cilantro, cumin, and lemon or lime pepper seasoning salt.
  4. Place one tortilla in each muffin cup, folding in to fit.
  5. Place about 1/2 ounce of cheese in the bottom.
  6. If using meat, sprinkle a small amount into the tortillas.
  7. Place a small amount of green chilies on top of the cheese.
  8. Pour egg mixture on top leaving a little room.
  9. Top with remainder of the ounce of cheese.
  10. Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Let cool a little bit before eating, they are really hot.

Printable Recipe Card

About Green Chili Breakfast Tortilla Cups

Course/Dish: Breakfast Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Eggs
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



Show 12 Comments & Reviews

How To Bake Bacon

How to Bake Bacon

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

The old saying that all things are better with bacon is true. Sweet or savory, recipes with bacon are more exciting. Whether serving bacon strips with breakfast, sprinkling crumbled bacon...

20 Awesome And Easy Casserole Recipes

20 Awesome and Easy Casserole Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Looking for super delicious, but more importantly easy, recipes to make? Then these casseroles are your answer. Whether you're a kitchen expert to a newbie, anyone can conquer these recipes!...

Breakfast Casserole Recipes That'll Get Everyone Out Of Bed

Breakfast Casserole Recipes That'll Get Everyone Out of Bed

Kitchen Crew

One thing I love to do on the weekend is to make a breakfast casserole. Many times I can prep them the night before so they're easy to throw together...