Simple and quick, this spicy egg scramble is delicious and ready in less than five minutes. Spicy Tex-Mex Scramble makes a perfect low carb keto weekday breakfast.
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/8 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoon bacon grease
- 2 ounces sausage, breakfast, pork, pan, hot, raw—(about 1/4 cup cooked sausage crumbles)
- 2 tablespoons Picante Sauce—or your favorite salsa—try Easy Fresh Salsa
- 2 slices bacon, cooked until crispy and drained (sub for sausage crumbles)
- Heat bacon, or sausage grease, or butter, in a nonstick skillet over medium high heat, until hot. While pan heats, crack eggs into a bowl and add a tablespoon of water. Beat eggs with a fork until frothy, light and homogenized. Add salt and pepper.
- Pour eggs into the hot pan. Gently shift eggs with a spatula, scraping the bottom, to scramble. When eggs are halfway done, add pre-cooked, sausage or crispy bacon crumbles (if sausage crumbles are frozen, microwave individual portions for 15-20 seconds on high heat to defrost). Cook until eggs are done to your preference. Top with optional shredded cheese and your favorite salsa. Enjoy. Olé!
We like to have simple meals ready during the week, so we spend part of Sunday afternoon prepping for the week ahead. One of the very simple things we prep is bulk breakfast sausage (the kind in the tubes like Jimmy Dean Hot Pork Sausage) and bacon. We crumble, fry and drain the sausage. Spread on a plastic wrap lined sheet pan and freeze until solid. Bag the crumbles after frozen. This enables us to easily and quickly measure out 1/4-1/2 cups of crumbles for various recipes. We also cook 1 pound of bacon for use throughout the week. That way it’s all grab-and-go on the fly! These two preps save precious weekday breakfast minutes week-to-week.
Serving Ideas Serve with hot coffee with a splash of cream.
Per Serving with Sausage: 459 Calories; 38g Fat (76.2% calories from fat); 23g Protein; 4g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 483mg Cholesterol; 4g Effective Carbs
Per Serving with Bacon: 350 Calories; 29g Fat (77.0% calories from fat); 17g Protein; 3g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 448mg Cholesterol; 3g Effective Carbs
Add an extra 1/4 cup cheddar cheese shreds: 114 Calories; 9g Fat (74.0% calories from fat); 7g Protein; trace Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 30mg Cholesterol; trace g Effective Carbs