Taco Sausage Breakfast Cups
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Recipe type: breakfast
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Serves: 12 cups
 
Ingredients
  • Filling
  • 1 16oz Jennie-O lean turkey sausage
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes, drained
  • 2 tbsp. Homemade Taco Seasoning(or similar)
  • 2 tbsp. chipotles in adobo sauce
  • ½ cup green onions, diced
  • ½ tsp. chipotle chili pepper
  • Sweet Potato Cups
  • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and shredded
  • 4 eggs, divided
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • cooking spray
  • Toppings
  • 1 cup finely shredded cheddar
  • cilantro, to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Add shredded sweet potato to a medium bowl with salt, pepper and 2 eggs and stir to combine.
  3. Spray a muffin tin very well with cooking spray. Use a small ice scream scoop to divide the sweet potato mixture evenly among all muffin cups. Create the cup shape with your fingers, ensuring the mixture is covering the bottom and sides of the muffin tin.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over medium high heat and add oil.
  6. Add turkey sausage to the pan and break up with a spoon as it cooks. Once browned (about 5 minutes) and sausage is cooked through, add remaining filling ingredients and sauté for 2-3 minutes until tender and well combined. Set aside.
  7. Using the small ice cream scoop again, place a heaping scoop of the mixture into each sweet potato cup, until mixture is gone and each cup is filled to the top.
  8. Sprinkle cheddar over each cup of mixture and return to the oven for 8-10 minutes until the cheddar has melted.
  9. Allow the cups to cool for at least 10 minutes before removing from the muffin tin, or they will break apart. Recommend releasing them from the pan by running a thin knife around the edge of the cup to release it from the pan and then remove with a large spoon.
  10. These cups will stay together, but they are delicate while warm, so be careful! :)
Recipe by Words Like Honeycomb at http://www.wordslikehoneycomb.com/taco-sausage-breakfast-cups/