Baked Breakfast Peppers

1 large red bell pepper
4 strips turkey bacon, cut into matchsticks about 1/4-inch thick
2 tbs minced onion
1/4 tsp garlic
2 tbs diced tomato
1/2 c chopped spinach
1/4 tsp pepper...

dash salt
2 eggs
2 egg whites
1 tbs milk
1/2 c sharp cheddar cheese

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Wash the pepper and cut it in half lengthwise. Remove the membrane and seeds, but leave the stem on (this will help your filling stay in the pepper). Spray a baking sheet with non-stick and set the peppers flesh down/skin up on the sheet. Place in the oven and roast for 9-10 minutes, until soft. When you remove the peppers from the oven, flip so they are open-side up.

While the peppers are baking, place a medium pan over medium heat. Cook the bacon matchsticks until crispy, then remove to a paper towel to drain. Reduce the heat under the pan to medium low. Add the onion and cook for two minutes, then add the garlic, tomato and spinach. Continue to cook until the spinach is wilted and bright, then remove to a small mixing bowl. Let cool for a minute or two.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, egg whites and milk. Add 3/4 of the cooked bacon, the cooked vegetables and 1/4 cup of the cheese and mix together. Pour the egg mixture into the peppers (if the eggs run over a bit, no big deal). Bake for 20-25 minutes, until eggs are set and starting to puff in the center. Garnish with the remaining cheese and bacon and serve. Cilantro, salsa and avocado are awesome on top, too!
Jan Tanis
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