Anita flat-out loved these spicy broccoli cheese wonton cups. I have to admit, they are definitely a non-boring way to serve vegetables. A nice kick from habanero Jack cheese and fried jalapenos really makes up for what would’ve been ‘just’ broccoli. Oh, and love that crunch from the wonton cups, too. You need that contrast.
If you don’t like spicier foods like we do, substitute shredded mozzarella or provolone for the habanero Jack cheese and French fried onions for the crispy jalapenos. You could also make these wonton cups with something other than broccoli. I think blanched carrots or cauliflower would work just fine. Or heck, use them all and make mixed vegetable cups.
Spicy Broccoli Cheese Wonton Cups
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12 cups
- 1 head broccoli chopped into florets
- 24 wonton wrappers
- 1 cup habanero Jack cheese shredded
- 1/2 cup French's crispy jalapenos chopped
- 1 egg beaten lightly
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Preheat your oven to 375 F.
Prepare an ice bath by filing a large bowl halfway with ice then add water. Note: You can skip the ice bath and rinse the cooked broccoli under cold water, but I find that you lose some of the broccoli doing it that way, so I prefer to use an ice bath.
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil.
Add the broccoli and boil for 1 1/2 minutes.
Drain the broccoli and place into the ice bath to stop the cooking.
Chop the cooked broccoli and transfer to a bowl.
Add the cheese, jalapenos, egg and salt and pepper and stir gently to combine.
Spray a muffin pan with non-stick spray.
Press 2 wonton wrappers into each pan cup. I like to add one wrapper then place another on top, rotated 45 degrees from the bottom one to better fill the cup.
Divide the broccoli mixture between the cups.
Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown.
These low-carb breakfast cups are the perfect fast morning meal. I usually make a batch on Sunday for the week’s breakfasts. You can mix them up so you don’t get bored. Add chopped spinach. Or mushrooms. Substitute bacon for the sausage. Use egg whites instead of whole eggs. Add a splash of milk. Add some hot sauce. You name it. You can’t go wrong with breakfast cups made on the Char-Broil Big Easy.
You can just as easily bake these breakfast cups in the oven, but I love my Char-Broil Big Easy, and I love cooking with it, so I tossed them into the cooker. For cooking in the oven bake them at 350 F until done.
These cups keep well in the freezer, so make extra and keep some on hand for those days when you just want to grab a quick breakfast. Toss them into the microwave for 30 seconds or so, and it’s time to eat!
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Breakfast Cups on the Char-Broil Big Easy
You'll need 6 3.5 ounce ramekins and the Big Easy Bunk Bed
for this recipe.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 servings
- 8 large eggs
- 1/2 pound bulk breakfast sausage cooked, crumbled
- Handful cheddar cheese
- Your favorite seasoning
Fire up your Big Easy.
Spray ramekins with non-stick spray.
Crack eggs into a large bowl. Use a fork to beat them.
Add in the sausage and cheese, along with your favorite seasoning to taste.
Use a fork to combine everything.
Divide mixture between the ramekins.
Place 3 ramekins in the Big Easy basket and the other 3 in the bunk bed. Lower into the Big Easy and cook for 20-30 minutes or until the eggs are done. I test them using a toothpick. If the toothpick comes out clean, they are done.
Remove from the Big Easy and let cool before handling. The eggs should pop right out of the ramekins. If not, run a knife along the edges to loosen them then turn them over to remove the egg mixture.