Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Chipotle Salsafied Breakfast

I get obsessed with certain foods and manage to sneak them into almost everything I cook until I am completely sick of them. Right now, one of those foods is chipotle peppers. I adore chipotle peppers. I will suffer through a dish that is almost painfully spicy just for the taste of chipotle. However, I promise that someday I will forget to buy chipotle peppers at the grocery store and I will go a few weeks without posting a chipotle recipe, because I don't see myself getting tired of them anytime soon. For now, though, just go with it. I can't help it, I love chipotle!

We make this for breakfast all the time. I love the combination of the warm salsa with the cool, creamy avocado. And, of course, there is the bacon. I take every opportunity to make dishes that involve cooking something in bacon grease.

The awesome thing about this recipe is that the taste is completely up to you depending on which type of salsa you use! There are so many out there. I haven't tried it, but I think this would be really tasty with salsa verde.

This breakfast does take a bit of time to cook so I usually save it for a leisurely weekend meal or one of those rare mornings where I have an abundance of time in the mornings.

Chipotle Salsafied Breakfast
Serves: 4
Prep Time: 10
Cook Time: 30
Total Time: 40

-4 slices bacon
-1 red onion, thinly sliced
-1 tbsp chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, finely chopped
-2 cups of salsa (store bought or homemade will work)
-dash of salt and pepper
-4 eggs, beaten
-1 avocado, sliced

-Cook bacon over medium heat until crisp, flipping often, about 5 minutes
-Remove bacon from pan and set aside on a paper towel covered plate
-Add onions to pan and cook in bacon fat until translucent, about 3 minutes
-Add chipotle peppers, salsa, salt and pepper to pan with onions
-Turn heat to low and cook, stirring occasionally for 15 to 20 minutes, until mixture thickens
-Divide mixture evenly between 4 bowls
-Spray a separate pan with cooking spray and turn to medium heat
-Add eggs and cook until scrambled, top each bowl with some of the scrambled egg
-Crumble bacon and top each bowl with avocado slices and bacon crumbles