Beef and Egg Breakfast Muffin
These beef and egg breakfast muffins are the perfect on-the-go breakfast. Loaded with ground beef, spinach, and cheese these savory keto ground beef egg cups are the ideal way to start your day and are guaranteed to keep you full for hours.
Why You’ll Love These Breakfast Muffin Cups
These meat and egg cups come together quickly and effortlessly with just a few basic ingredients. You can easily make a batch and store them in the fridge or freezer for the ideal make-ahead breakfast. Just reheat in the morning and you’re all set.
Perfect for breakfast on the go, a quick lunch, or even a snack during the day, these beef and egg muffins are absolutely delicious and chock full of protein.
They will taste great with whatever spices, vegetables, or cheese you have on hand. I like to make these towards the end of the week as a clean-out-the-fridge meal to use up whatever cheese or vegetables I have left on hand.
Helpful Equipment To Make Meat and Egg Cups
- 2 lbs of ground beef (20% fat/80% lean meat ratio)
- 1 tablespoon of mixed herbs
- 12 eggs
- 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
- 2 and 1/2 cups of spinach
How To Make These Breakfast Muffins
Preheat the oven to 400F/200C.
Wilt the spinach in a deep saute pan by cooking it in some olive oil for a few minutes. Once it has wilted remove it from the pan.
Spray the wells of 12 piece muffin tray with cooking spray so the muffins don’t stick.
Combine the ground beef with the mixed herbs.
Place 1-2 tablespoons of the ground beef mixture at the bottom of each well to be used as a base for the muffin. Make sure to line the sides of the well with the beef but leave some space to add the spinach, the egg, and the cheese.
Place some spinach, then some cheese, and then crack one egg on top of the beef in each well.
Cook in the oven for 15-18 minutes or until the egg and beef are completely cooked through.
All About Beef and Egg Muffins
Egg muffins have to be one of the greatest inventions. How brilliant is it to bake up eggs in a muffin tray with a bunch of vegetables, cheese, and some ground beef?
A quick, hearty, and nutritious snack or meal. If you haven’t made a batch of egg muffins yet what are you waiting for?
Variations of Ground Beef Muffins
If you don’t have any fresh spinach on hand frozen spinach also works. Thaw and remove as much moisture as possible. If spinach isn’t your thing you can also use kale, swiss chard, or arugula.
Any kind of cheese will work in these beef muffin cups.
Add more spice to the ground beef and stir in dried garlic, paprika, or cayenne pepper. Or mix in a packet of taco seasoning.
Instead of ground beef substitute ground turkey or chicken or ground Italian sausage would also work.
Make mini muffins using a mini muffin tray and serve these beef and egg muffins at your next weekend brunch. They make an ideal appetizer.
Layer a slice of bacon over the raw egg and bake in the oven until everything is cooked through.
Tips and Tricks/Notes
Use muffin liners for easy removal from the muffin tray. Or if you are looking to transport the muffins.
Make sure to keep the utensils you use for the raw meat separate from the other utensils and wash your hands thoroughly if you handle the raw meat.
How To Store Egg Muffins
These power breakfast egg meat muffins will keep well in the fridge for up to 4 days in an airtight container. They also freeze well and will keep for up to 3 months in the freezer.
Defrost in the fridge overnight for a quick and easy breakfast in the morning.
To reheat, place in the toaster oven, or microwave or eat straight from the fridge.
Is a muffin a healthy breakfast?
Depending on the type of muffin you have, yes a muffin can be a healthy breakfast.
A coffee shop muffin may not be the healthiest but this beef and egg breakfast muffin is absolutely a healthy breakfast option. It’s loaded with protein, fat, and some fiber.
How to get egg muffins not to stick?
The best way to reduce the risk of your egg muffins sticking to the muffin tray is to spray the tray with cooking spray.
Give it a really good coating as eggs do tend to stick. Or you can use a muffin liner. I know some folks swear by their silicon molds as the muffins will pop out but I haven’t used one.
How long do breakfast egg muffins last?
These breakfast egg muffins will keep in the fridge for up to 4 days in an airtight container. You can also freeze cooked egg muffins for up to 3 months.
These beef and egg breakfast muffins are great on their own for breakfast with some fresh fruit and a side of hash browns or with a salad like this Roasted Stuffed Eggplant salad or a bowl of soup like this Thai Butternut Squash soup for lunch or a light dinner.
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