Friday, October 19, 2018

Tex-Mex Sheet Pan Breakfast #freakyfruitfriday

Simple to make but so full of flavor, this Tex-Mex sheet pan breakfast also makes a great dinner. Just chop the veggies and watch the magic happen!



Melissa's Produce sent me produce for recipe development. As always opinions are honest and my own. 

      This Tex-Mex style sheet pan meal is so versatile, adaptable and delicious. It is a nutritious way to start your day and it's great for dinner as well.


    It was definitely tempting to do all dessert recipes with the freaky fruit selection that Melissa's Produce sent. But the chayote squash had my attention and it was begging to be made into something savory.



      I have been loving sheet pan meals lately. Generally they are pretty low fuss to put together with minimal clean up afterwards too.

     So I thought it would be fun to put together a Tex-Mex style sheet pan meal playing to the origins of the squash. After rifling through my pantry and fridge, inspiration struck.



     I pulled out some of my favorite staples like black beans and chili powder. I had onions and peppers from our CSA, so they went in too.

    After tossing in some cubed potatoes and the cubed chayote, we really had something going! Baddabing, baddaboom... dinner was in the oven.



     The eggs get added a bit later to keep them from getting too dried out and rubbery. Just make them little nests and crack them right in.

     Some diced tomatoes and cilantro added a fresh finish and a colorful garnish.  A little hot sauce on top was really good too! I was quite pleased with the results.



     I wasn't so sure what my husband would think though. Breakfast food isn't his favorite any time and especially not for dinner.

    He later admitted he had his doubts when he saw what I had made, but that didn't stop him from going back for more. He ended up eating half the trayful!

Simple to make but so full of flavor, this Tex-Mex sheet pan breakfast also makes a great dinner. Just chop the veggies and watch the magic happen!


      This had my mom's name written all over it, so I sent her a picture as well. She was immediately interested and declared she was not waiting for me to post the recipe, she needed it now.

      Being the good daughter I am, I obliged and sent it over. She made a batch the next day subbing in sweet potatoes for the chayote.



    She and my dad loved it. They have had it more times than us now. I guess we had better catch up!

Tips and tricks:

  • If you don't have chayote, more potatoes or sweet potatoes are a good substitute.
  • I can also see cubes of butternut or buttercup squash being great 
  • You could meal prep this by making a tray of the vegetables ahead of time and just warming them and topping with a fried egg during the week.

Simple to make but so full of flavor, this Tex-Mex sheet pan breakfast also makes a great dinner. Just chop the veggies and watch the magic happen!

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Yield: 6 servings

Tex-Mex Sheet Pan Breakfast

Simple to make but so full of flavor, this Tex-Mex sheet pan breakfast also makes a great dinner. Just chop the veggies and watch the magic happen!
prep time: 15 minscook time: 28 minstotal time: 43 mins

ingredients:


  • 2 chayote squash
  • 2 medium potatoes
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 1 15 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup corn (defrosted frozen works well)
  • 1 Tablespoon oil 
  • 1-2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 6-12 eggs 
  • optional garnishes: diced tomatoes, cilantro and/or hot sauce 

instructions


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F and line a sheet pan with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat
  2. Slice the chayote in squash in half. Remove the pit and peel the exterior.  Dice into about 1/2" cubes. 
  3. Dice the potatoes, onions, and bell pepper. 
  4. In a large bowl, stir together the oil and the seasonings. 
  5. Toss the chopped veggies, black beans and corn in the oil and seasoning. Spread over lined baking sheet. 
  6. Roast for 20 minutes, stirring once half way through. 
  7. Make 6 wells in the veggies and fill with cracked eggs.  Put one or two eggs in each well depending on how hearty you want each portion to be.  
  8. Return to oven and bake for 8-10 minutes or until eggs are cooked to your liking. 
  9. Garnish with diced tomatoes, cilantro and hot sauce if desired. 
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Shared at The Weekend Potluck and Meal Plan Monday

26 comments:

  1. I never even thought of a sheet pan breakfast! This is perfect as can be and looks so incredible scrumptious!! Happy Friday my friend!

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    1. This was our first, but definitely not our last!

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  2. I never heard of a sheet pan anything. With two businesses to run I like this idea. Pinned for future use, followed you from the Home Matters party.

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    1. It's a great way to make a quick and easy meal with minimal dishes! This is my first breakfast recipe, but we enjoy quite a few sheet pan dinners. I hope you enjoy it.

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  3. What a great way to utilize the chayote squash. Those photos are making my belly rumble.

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  4. What a great idea! So flavorful with all of the spices and variety of ingredients.

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  5. Sounds like a tasty and hearty breakfast

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  6. My family adores breakfast and they would love this! I need to share it with Bob, he makes breakfast and will adore this one pan, easy clean up option.

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    1. My mom has made it a dozen times already, it's so good!

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  7. I'm definitely hungry for breakfast now after seeing this!

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  8. I am all about sheet pan cooking, but I have never tried a breakfast- yummy! I am featuring it on this week's Friday Frenzy~ HardlyAGoddess

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    1. This was our first breakfast, but definitely not our last!

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  9. I love this recipe. I also love seeing some of the "wild" produce that you got and how you figured out to use it.

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  10. I definitely need to start playing around with sheet pan breakfast ideas!!!

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  11. Carlee,
    This Tex-Mex Sheet Pan Breakfast is fantastic, a great way to make breakfast! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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  12. Congratulations!
    Your post is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week! Thanks so much for sharing it with us, we have pinned it to our features board. Have a great week and come back real soon!
    Miz Helen

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  13. I know this won't surprise you, but my husband does not approve of breakfast for dinner,
    and I have yet to change his view on this, but I continue to try!!
    I love this recipe, and have never baked eggs in the oven. Definitely trying this!

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    1. What is it about those husbands of ours?! I hope you enjoy it!

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