Paleo Plan

Baked Eggs in Bacon Rings

Baked Eggs in Bacon Rings

Makes breakfast for two.

Approximate cooking time: 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 strips nitrite/nitrate free bacon
  • melted bacon fat for brushing tins
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 small to medium tomato, cut into 4  (1/2 inch) slices
  • 1/3 cup onions, chopped
  • 3-4 white button mushrooms, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325℉.
  2. Cook bacon in a skillet over medium heat until it begins to shrivel (about 3 minutes). Remove bacon from pan and set aside.
  3. Discard all but a shallow film of bacon fat in the bottom of the skillet.
  4. Brush 4 cups in a muffin tin or 4 small ramekins with bacon fat from the pan.
  5. Add chopped onions and mushrooms to hot pan with remaining bacon drippings in the skillet and cook over medium heat until softened.
  6. Meanwhile, place a tomato slice in the bottom of each cup. Circle the inside of each cup with 1-1/2 strips of bacon.
  7. Break an egg into each muffin cup and season with pepper.
  8. Add sauteed mushrooms and onions over the egg.
  9. Fill any unused tins with water to protect from burning.
  10. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes.
  11. To serve, loosen the edges of the eggs with spatula and transfer the eggs to plates.

Alternate method: You can bake the bacon as well. Line a baking sheet with foil, and place bacon in neat strips. Place in the oven and turn on the oven to 400 degrees (don't pre-heat oven). After about 13-15 minutes, it'll be perfect to pull out and line the muffin tins. This prevents the bacon from getting too crisp in areas and not bending well enough. However, throw two strips in a pan on medium-high heat, and half-way through cooking, pull them out, dice them up, and then toss them and the onions and mushrooms in all together. Sautee, then sprinkle on top of the cups (as in step 8 above) before you bake them.


32 Comments

  1. fatcats51

    Is bacon OK

  2. cshiflett

    this is actually pretty good. I would either increase the temp to 375 and keep the time to 20 min or keep the temp at 325 and increase to 30 minutes. 20 minutes at 325 simply isn’t enough to bake the eggs thoroughly.

  3. 20 minutes at 350 does the trick for me.

    I’ve done a variation of this with chorizo crumbled and pressed into the bottom of the cup instead of tomato. I typically use turkey bacon instead of regular to even out the fat. Delicious and easy!

    Also, I make 12 at a time, put these in sandwich bags and microwave for about 20 seconds for the rest of the week. My boyfriend always eats at least 2 at a time, so I make a full dozen.

  4. Might be a silly question…but are the egg yolks supposed to be runny or solid?

  5. lydaugherty

    Sorry, I had to scramble the eggs before I put them in. Hehe.

  6. lacosteaef

    added some jalapeno to that mix, nomnomnom

  7. rmckeown77

    @Jralieigh : mine were runny but i like that. it’s like having a sauce for the whole thing :}

  8. This was my first paleo meal and it was delicious! My husband gave it 5 out of 5 stars. Thanks for the great start to our lifestyle change.

  9. DELICIOUS!!!!! Love that you can make ahead of time & just reheat. This was so good! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Shauna

    These were really tasty. Seems like they could be pretty versatile, too. For example, I don’t like mushrooms so I used onion and green pepper, plus I scrambled the eggs which made them puffy and pretty.

  11. Dawn Kascak

    These were very tasty. I did cook them a little longer then 20 mins. I don’t like running yolks. Thanks for sharing on how to reheat.

  12. If the amino acids from animal proteins have nitrates/nitrites naturally occurring, then how can you have nitrate/nitrite free bacon?

    • nancy – By “nitrate free”, we’re just talking about bacon or other meats that don’t have nitrates or nitrites added to them. You can see in the ingredient list whether they’re added or not.

  13. Jessica H.

    This was delicious! I made 10 of these (enough to have 2 for breakfast for the entire work week). A great recipe. I scrambled my eggs first. I think next time I might add spinach too. Yum.

  14. Dana Anticouni

    Good morning and thank you for sharing these wonderful recipes! Just made these this morning and I loved them! I used green onion and added jalapenos to them.
    I’m going to try to freeze them and see what happens. YUMMY!!!

  15. Lauralee

    I’m new to this diet and I’m trying to lose healthy weight.I need all the help I can get please help me

  16. Bacon must contain nitrates for safe curing. “nitrate free” bacon will have celery in the ingredients which contains nitrates. Tasty recipe thanks

  17. actalbot

    I scrambled my eggs before adding, and used sauteed green onion, mushrooms, and chopped chard. Had to bake longer than 20 min at 325, same as some of the other commenters. Came out great, will definitely make again.

  18. We loved this!! I opted to bake the bacon and since I had no mushrooms, I substituted sweet bell peppers & spinach w/ the onions. I also baked at 350 degrees for about 25 min. My boyfriend loved it! & he’s picky, so when he likes something, that’s a good thing! lol! He was asking for seconds! I made 8 and between 3 adults, there are none left! :)

  19. blanco river girl

    This recipe is delicious just as it is! Next time I’m going to chop up some kale and add it in. We love kale with breakfast.

  20. Not a fan of tomatoes. Does anyone have a suggestion for what to put at the bottom of the pan instead? Thanks!

  21. @ Ryan you could possibly use a couple of baby spinach leaves to form a seat for the egg to sit on.

  22. Joshua

    I put a slice of apple on the bottom in stead of tomato. It turned out great!

  23. PKHPaleo

    I made these this morning and yummm. I baked the bacon first so it would be bendable. I only had 4 pieces of bacon left so they didn’t go quite all the way around the muffin tin. I cut up a turkey breakfast sausage and crumbled it on top of the onion/ mushroom mixture. I also scrambled my eggs before putting them in the tin. Following others suggestions I baked at 350 for 20 minutes and they came out perfectly.

  24. Reverendlrc

    Very good. Husband described it as “rich people food” hahaha. (I guess because it looks so fancy). :)

  25. Bradshaw

    I line muffin tins with sliced ham instead of bacon, it forms a nice cup for the egg. This is one of my favorite breakfast recipes as everything can be sliced and diced the day before… great for a crowd.

    I love this site and all the helpful comments, thank you.

  26. Wouldn’t it be a lot easier to just make an Omelet?

  27. Virginia

    If you have a foreman type grill they are PERFECT for cooking bacon on! saves the drippings neatly too. I get some great crisp (or slightly soft) without being burned or soaked in grease.

  28. Christine

    If using Turkey bacon what do you use as a bacon fat substitute?

  29. Christine

    Thanks!!

  30. Oh Allison- from October 18, 2010! I wish I could have chatted with you before I did mine! Ugh! I was curious if I needed a higher temp, or longer time baking, or both since I’m doing all 12. Mine are in the oven now, so no verdict yet, but if they turn out half as good as what everyone is saying I’ll be happy. Just worried about hubby liking the bacon. He usually eats bacon nearly burnt! I pray he’s good with what comes out. (Crossing my fingers)

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