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Friday, September 24, 2010

Jalapeño, Sausage, Jack, and Egg Breakfast Braid

Are you looking for a wonderful Sunday brunch dish to serve friends ad family?  Or a Saturday dinner recipe?  This recipe, courtesy of Cooking Light, is it!  Easy and fabulous!  Flexible too - change the types of sausage, cheese and/or veggies and you will have an entirely different meal.  So worth trying!

Jalapeño, Sausage, Jack, and Egg Breakfast Braid
Yield: 6 servings (serving size: 1 slice)

1 (13.8-ounce) can refrigerated pizza crust dough
Cooking spray
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 cup chopped onion
4 ounces chicken sausage with jalapeño peppers, chopped
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 cup chopped seeded jalapeño peppers
1 large egg white, lightly beaten

1. Preheat oven to 425°.
2. Unroll dough onto a baking sheet coated with cooking spray; pat into a 15 x 10–inch rectangle.
3. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and sausage; cook 9 minutes or until lightly browned. Stir in eggs; cook 1 1/2 minutes or until set. Remove from heat.
4. Sprinkle Monterey Jack lengthwise down center of dough, leaving about a 2 1/2-inch border on each side. Spoon egg mixture evenly over cheese. Sprinkle cheddar over egg mixture; top with jalapeño peppers.
5. Make 2-inch-long diagonal cuts about 1 inch apart on both sides of dough to within 1/2 inch of filling using a sharp knife or kitchen shears. Arrange strips over filling, alternating strips diagonally over filling. Press ends under to seal. Brush with egg white. Bake at 425° for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand 5 minutes. Cut crosswise into slices.

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  1. Wow, this sounds SO good! I'm blog hopping from Kellyskorner. Am now following! Would love for you to check out my blog and follow back!

  2. I adore jalapenos!! Can't wait to try!

  3. I eat sausage poppers like almost every week, but I never get tired of it. It’s still one of my favorite snack bites. You can’t blame me since it’s really a great dish for snack parties or even when you’re just watching television. :))

    Alex Staff