Breakfast Stuffed Peppers

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This Tex Mex influenced breakfast of peppers stuffed with a ground beef and salsa verde lays atop a bed of cheese, pan fried until crispy, all topped with an egg for the perfect breakfast treat. Eggs don’t have to be boring, so give these Breakfast Stuffed Peppers a try!

These Breakfast Stuffed Peppers have beef, salsa, cheese and a beautiful egg to top off one hearty and delicious breakfast. You need this one, and making a batch for the family is easy! keviniscooking.com

How is everyone doing? I’m sharing these Breakfast Stuffed Peppers today as a weekend breakfast or brunch idea. It’s Friday and even though we’ve had this crazy flu all of last week we still worked out everyday. Not bad right and I for one am glad we pushed ourselves.

What are your weekend plans? I see lots of new food videos in my future, but that’s me. 🙂

I’m telling you guys, the crispy cheese base tucked inside each bell pepper ring is the perfect way to keep things together. Pan fried until all bubbly, just let it go a little more and those crispy edges found on grilled cheese sandwiches and pizza crusts, which are amazing, is what it transforms into.

Best part is it acts like a base and assists in serving these right from the pan. I’ve made this several times over the past 3 weeks and this version is the one I wanted to share with you.

These Breakfast Stuffed Peppers have beef, salsa, cheese and a beautiful egg to top off one hearty and delicious breakfast. You need this one, and making a batch for the family is easy! keviniscooking.com

Just think bell pepper ring, a layer of crispy cheese, then a layer of ground beef simmered in a salsa verde, then a beautifully cooked egg on top for the win!

All you need is a fork as the tender bell pepper ring gives way to the salsa verde and beef then the crisp cheese underneath. I love a good runny egg and this works perfectly as you pierce the yolk and it covers it all. So good! If runny yolks aren’t your thing, just cook them a little longer.

These Breakfast Stuffed Peppers have beef, salsa, cheese and a beautiful egg to top off one hearty and delicious breakfast. You need this one, and making a batch for the family is easy! keviniscooking.com

These are super easy to put together and almost look fancy enough to serve guests for a weekend brunch.

If you need other breakfast or brunch ideas, try my Savory Egg CloudsChipotle Cheddar Biscuits with Chorizo Sausage Gravy, or my super popular Breakfast Sausage Egg Cups with Spinach and Parmesan. Enjoy!

These Breakfast Stuffed Peppers have beef, salsa, cheese and a beautiful egg to top off one hearty and delicious breakfast. You need this one, and making a batch for the family is easy! keviniscooking.com

 

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These Breakfast Stuffed Peppers have beef, salsa, cheese and a beautiful egg to top off one hearty and delicious breakfast. You need this one, and making a batch for the family is easy! keviniscooking.com

Breakfast Stuffed Peppers

5 from 3 votes
These Breakfast Stuffed Peppers have beef, salsa, cheese and a beautiful egg to top off one hearty and delicious breakfast. You need this one, and making a batch for the family is easy!
Servings: 2 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 20 minutes

Ingredients 

  • 1/2 lb ground beef (or ground turkey)
  • 1 cup salsa verde
  • 2 large bell peppers color of choice
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded (See Note 1)
  • 6 eggs (medium or large)
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped

Instructions 

  • Cut the tops and bottoms off each bell pepper and discard. Slice each bell pepper into 3 rings each. Set aside.
  • In a large skillet over medium high heat brown the ground beef and add the salsa verde. Cook for for 3 more minutes and set aside.
  • In the same skillet over medium heat add the bell pepper rings and divide the cheese, placing cheese inside of each ring. Allow to cook for several minutes until cheese is bubbly and starts to crisp up.
  • Divide the beef mixture evenly on top of the crispy cheese, and using one end of an egg, make an indentation to hold the egg yolk. Carefully crack the egg on top of the meat mixture for each bell pepper ring. Add 2 tablespoons of water to the skillet and cover with a lid. Turn the heat to low and gently cook the egg for 2-3 minutes for a runny yolk or longer for firm if desired.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve immediately topped with chopped cilantro and sliced avocado (optional).

Video

Notes

1. I love the cheedar cheese, but have also used Monterey Jack as well as Mozzarella, it’s up to your own taste.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 265kcal | Carbohydrates: 6.1g | Protein: 17.5g | Fat: 18.6g | Saturated Fat: 7.9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6.5g | Trans Fat: 0.7g | Cholesterol: 209.7mg | Sodium: 447.6mg | Fiber: 1.8g | Sugar: 3.7g

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American, Mexican, Tex Mex
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Kevin

Whether in the kitchen or on the grill, you’ll find me cooking American favorites with a love for BBQ, Mexican and Tex Mex. I’m passionate about making tasty food because life’s too short to be bland!

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26 Comments

  1. Like David, I do like stuffed peppers, but I’ve never tried a breakfast/brunch version (But unlike David, I’ve seen similar ideas hah). This combo sounds so delicious and hearty like…perfect weekend meal! Or you’ve already said that:)

  2. I hope you guys are feeling better now. Our weekend? Well, it was all about swimming with sea lions, giant turtles, iguanas and tropical fish. You did ask!

    Kevin, this recipe it a stunner, not only in the flavour department, but your photos are stellar.

    1. Man I saw all those pics on IG and am so jealous. The swimming with the shark one I might have pondered doing! 🙂 What a fab trip you two are experiencing.
      I really appreciate your comment regarding the photos John. I think you’re photography skills are just incredible so that makes me smile. I am a continuous work in progress!

  3. Hope you guys are on the road to recovery Kevin! These look delish Kevin. I think we’d enjoy them for breakfast or dinner at our house!

    1. On the mend and feeling good today. The sun is even out and the skies are blue MaryAnn. If that doesn’t help the mood I could always go for 2 or 3 of these. 😉

  4. Oh man, I love stuffed peppers! But I’ve never thought about making those for a breakfast creation. I could totally get on board with these…they look delicious! Sorry to hear about the flu…I had a nasty version of it a couple of weeks ago, and I could barely get out of bed. But I’m thinking a batch of these stuffed peppers would’ve done the trick! Hope you’re feeling better, my friend!

  5. This looks awesome Kevin. I love the idea of using the pepper as the “mold” for the egg. And the crispy cheese on the bottom is an awesome idea too. Can’t wait to give this a shot, thanks!

    1. It works really well and is a pretty good breakfast if you want to switch things up. Personally 2 or 3 of these work. 🙂

  6. 5 stars
    Oh my gawsh, so sorry to hear you guys have been sick! That is no fun at all!! But look at you, pushing through and working out despite it all. I swear we are cut from the same crazy, self motivated cloth, Kevin. And I swear we share taste buds, because all your food speaks my language! These stuffed pepper rings are EVERYTHING! I absolutely LOVE that crispy cheese base! Topped with beef, salsa verde AND an egg??! Good grief, this is breakfast perfection!! Pinned of course! Cheers buddy – I hope y’alls weekend is filled with nothing but all the good vibes (and a food video or two). <3

    1. LOVE your energy Chey! Thanks and you guys have a great weekend too. We have a hiking trip to Mt. Laguna planned for the 2 boys to run and chase critters. Since the rain has stopped they need to run free!

  7. Hey Kevin. These not only look good, but the flavors and textures are perfect. Nothing better than a runny egg, be it on a burger, pizza or these. Glad you guys are doing better, enjoy the weekend.

    1. Agree with you there Dorothy, love a runny egg yolk and mixed here with the salsa verde beef, it’s heavenly. P.S. The crunchy cheese doesn’t hurt either! 😉

    1. Super easy AND tasty, always count me in Karen. Have a wonderful weekend. Oh and I’ve made this with ground turkey too. 🙂

  8. Sorry to hear you guys were feeling well, Kevin! And high five for you for working out while you had the flu. I would not do that, that’s for sure! This weekend? Well, we put some beef on in the slow cooker so that will be ready later today and gonna have tacos. Other than that, blog stuff and I want to bake something. Work out too, of course, but that goes without saying, and watch some of our fave shows that we had saved up from earlier in the week. Pretty chill and looking forward to it! These stuff peppers look DELICIOUS! Love that crispy layer of cheese. I remember when I was a kid taking a piece of hard cheese and putting it in the microwave to melt and dip crackers in it. The outer edges would get all hard and crispy and it was so good! Pinning this one and definitely trying soon. Cheers to a wonderful weekend and feeling better, my friend!

    1. On the mend and feeling great today, just in time for the weekend, too! That crispy layer of cheese stays that way too and doesn’t get soggy. This is a really tasty one. Cheers to an awesome weekend Dawn!

  9. Good Lord, Kevin! You are a genius! My fiance’s birthday is coming up oh, and I think I see the makings of a breakfast in bed.

    1. Thanks! 🙂
      Now wouldn’t you be the breakfast in bed hero? No need to say where you got this, just glad I could help. I got your back Jeff. 😉