Cowboy Breakfast Bites

My boys love, love, love these guys.  Bacon is their first choice in this recipe, but I’ve used cooked sausage, Canadian bacon, leftover ham, and leftover roast in it’s place many times – all good!  

8 slices bacon
8 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and chopped, (I love to hard-cook my eggs in the oven!)
1 1/2 cups shredded Colby-Jack cheese
2/3 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
1 Tbs. spicy brown mustard
1 tsp. grated horseradish
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
6 whole wheat or whole grain mini bagels, split (may substitute English muffins, if desired)
Cook bacon on a rimmed baking sheet in the oven until browned and slightly crispy; remove from baking sheet to a paper-towel-lined plate to cool slightly.  Chop bacon into bite-size pieces and place in a large mixing bowl; add chopped eggs, cheese, mayo, yogurt, mustard, horseradish, garlic, and Worcestershire sauce; gently fold all ingredients together, then season to taste with salt and pepper.
Cattleman, Randall Debler, from Waabaunsee Co. joined us for
Chef Alli’s Farm Fresh Kitchen on WIBW 13 News This Morning
to talk about Calving Season on the Ranch.
Preheat oven broiler to low and rack in LOWEST position of the oven.  Meanwhile, place bagel halves onto a baking sheet, dividing prepared egg/bacon mixture evenly, using a 1/3 cup disher (a large scoop) to place mixture onto each bagel half.  (Use your fingertips to compact mixture slightly and to secure filling on top of each bagel half.)  Place baking sheet onto prepared oven rack under broiler and broil them for 3-4 minutes, taking care not to burn them, just until filling is hot throughout and cheese is slightly melted.
Chef Alli Upgrade (for when teenage sons aren’t staring you down because they are starving to death OR you want to impress the guests you’ve invited for brunch)
1 small onion, diced
1 sweet red bell pepper, diced
1 jalapeno, seeds and membranes removed, minced
1-2 tsp. olive oil
Saute veggies in oil over medium heat until slightly softened; cool slightly and add to egg and bacon mixture with other ingredients.  Proceed with remainder of recipe steps.Now You’re Cookin’,
Chef Alli

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