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Impossible Breakfast Pie with Bacon, Mushrooms, and Orange Bell Peppers (recipe by “Oishii!”)

One of my dreams is to own and operate a bed and breakfast. I’m not sure if I’ll ever amass the capital to make it happen someday, but in the interim I have been quietly collecting favorite recipes. This is my no fail brunch dish, and it easily doubles, so  I usually make two or more “pies” at a time. You might as well if you are going to turn on the oven, right? That’s what my grandma used to say. The orange bell peppers give it a nice punch of color.

This recipe is inspired by a recipe published in “The American Country Inn and Bed & Breakfast Cookbook,” by Kitty and Lucian Maynard. The original recipe came from the Sleepy Hollow Farm: Bed and Breakfast in Gordonsville, Virginia.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup bacon, fried and cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 cup chopped onions
  • 1/3 cup diced mushrooms
  • 1/3 cup orange bell pepper, diced
  • 3/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1  1/2 cups baking mix (I use Bisquick)
  • 3 large eggs
  • freshly grated pepper
  • kosher salt

Preparation

Preheat oven to 400° F.

Grease a 9″ pie plate with butter. Add cooked bacon, cheddar cheese, onions, mushrooms, and orange bell peppers to the bottom of the pie plate.

In a large mixing bowl, add the milk, baking mix, and eggs. Beat together with a hand mixer until smooth, and pour into the pie plate. Season to taste with freshly grated pepper and kosher salt.

Bake in oven for about 30 minutes or until golden brown. Let it rest 5 minutes before serving.

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What’s oishii? “Oishii” (pronounced “oy she”) is the Japanese word for delicious. I love sharing great recipes I develop in my test kitchen. My inspiration comes from cooking magazines (Bon Appétit, Fine Cooking, Food & Wine), cookbooks, blogs, online food communities such as Chowhound.com, popular restaurants, tv shows, friends, and family.

Now it’s your turn. What is your favorite brunch dish? We would love to hear from you if you enjoyed this post. -Michael

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