Don't faint, now. Yes, I'm featuring a recipe with processed food. Chips, even, could it get much worse?! Hey, I'm a fun mom, and even I can whip up a little junk food every now and then.
I was introduced to this dish when I first moved to Texas in 1983. By a chef, no less! Somewhere along the way I started making it for the teens, and it became the most requested breakfast dish in our household. It's a great way to sneak in a few veggies that even the pickiest eaters wouldn't usually touch.
1 small onion
1 red bell pepper
1 green bell pepper
12 ounce jar of your favorite salsa
1 bag Doritos
8 ounces shredded cheese of your choice
Optional toppings: Jalapenos, sour cream, fresh cilantro
Chop onion finely and saute in 2 T oil for 5 minutes. While onion is cooking, core and quarter peppers, remove seeds and membrane, and slice thinly. Add sliced peppers to onion and cook 10 - 12 minutes, until softened. Set mixture aside.
Whisk and lightly scramble eggs. They can remain wet and slightly uncooked.
Crush enough Doritos to cover the bottom of a 9 x 12 pan, leaving large pieces. The crust should be about 1/2 inch thick. Layer on the scrambled eggs, then the onion and pepper mixture. Spread salsa liberally over all, then top with shredded cheese. Bake for 20 - 25 minutes at 350, until hot and bubbling.
Top with jalapenos, sour cream, cilantro, more salsa, or even more crushed Doritos. Fresh avocado could be delish, too. Then stand back and be prepared for the rave reviews from the young (and the not-so-young) in your household!
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Kim's Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Karianne's Holiday Recipe Party at Thistlewood Farm
Six Sisters' Strut Your Stuff Party
Donna's Saturday Nite Special at Funky Junk Interiors