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Bacon, Egg and Cheese Cups

Add "Wow" to Breakfast and Beyond

September 18, 2009
Recipe Courtesy of Aaron McCargo and Wright Brand Bacon
When really trying to impress your breakfast guests, try creating these egg-filled bacon cups.

Recipe serves 6

Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

12    strips uncooked Wright Brand Smoked Bacon

1 1/2    cups chopped fresh white button mushrooms

4    large eggs

1    tablespoon chopped fresh thyme or oregano

1/4      teaspoon black pepper

1/2     cup shredded Swiss cheese

Non-stick cooking spray

Preheat oven to 400∞F.

While oven is preheating, cook bacon according to package directions until firm but pliable and not crispy.  Remove bacon and set aside.

Reserve 1 tablespoon bacon drippings in same skillet used to cook bacon and sautÈ mushrooms over medium heat for 6-10 minutes until golden brown in color. Set aside to cool.

Spray muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray. Cut six strips of cooked bacon into quarters.  Place one full strip of cooked bacon around the side and two quarters of a strip in the base of each of six muffin cups in a muffin tin. Use your fingers to press overlapping ends of bacon together.

In large bowl, beat 4 eggs and whisk in mushrooms, chopped thyme and black pepper. 

Pour egg mixture in equal portions intomuffin cups lined with bacon, about 2/3 full in each cup. 

Sprinkle equal portions of shredded Swiss cheese into the cups and top each with two quarter strips of bacon.

Place filled muffin tin in oven and bake for 20 minutes, or until egg is completely set, cheese is melted and tops are browned.

Remove muffin tin from oven, use knife to loosen edges, serve and enjoy!

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To help Americans express their love of bacon at the breakfast table in new and unique ways, Wright Brand Bacon has teamed up with Food Network host Aaron McCargo Jr. to serve up tantalizing tips for adding bigger, better bacon sizzle to favorite breakfast dishes. For additional bacon tips and recipes from Aaron McCargo Jr., visit Courtesy of Family Features Source: Wright Brand Bacon



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