Jalapeño, Sausage, Jack, and Egg Breakfast Braid

  • abbethorner Posted: 01/01/10
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    My fiancé loves a great breakfast burrito for a holiday morning treat. Since I'm not a fan of spicy foods I tried this delicious recipe omitting the jalapenos and substuting a cup of fresh spinach. Also felt I needed to use 3 eggs. The result was amazing and perfect for our new years day brunch. Inexpensive and very tasty. Also a beautiful presentation. Highly recommend for a satisfying yet not too heavy brunch meal. Love the fact that it's customizable for all tastes. Thanks for showcasing in this months cooking light. Happy new year all!

  • clbmezz Posted: 02/09/10
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    everyone loved it! it would be great with ham instead. I just used cheddar and it was a hit.

  • Laurie18 Posted: 01/01/11
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    Loved this recipe and would make it again. Very quick and easy.

  • nwilker Posted: 09/06/10
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    Great and easy breakfast food! Good for brunch! I used 3 chicken habanero sausages from costco. Removed the casing. I didn't add the onion. But added another 2 eggs. As another mentioned upping the calorie count! Looks gorgeous! Not enough heat for my household! I'd probably add more jalapenos, red peppers, and maybe switch out egg whites for additional eggs.

  • angelaandryan Posted: 09/02/10
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    We loved this recipe! I will definitely make this again. Leftovers were even good - but I like leftovers. We added red pepper, added one extra egg,and used cooking spray instead of the the egg white brush. This recipe was easy and delish especially with a baby at 8am in the morning!

  • kkparsons Posted: 04/23/10
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    This was delicious! Couldn't find the chicken sausage with jalapenos, so used garlic chicken sausage and added some chopped jalapenos.

  • SharonDeol Posted: 12/30/09
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    Easy recipe to follow. Used pork sausage with jalapeno since couldn't find the chicken sausage locally. It's tasty and would make it again. Served with grapes as suggested. Seems slightly heavy on the bread per serving. Next time, to yield more filling per serving, I would use 3 or 4 eggs instead of 2 when adding eggs to the sausage/onion mixture. Might also use additional ounce of shredded cheese.

  • skspillman Posted: 01/25/10
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    I made this over the weekend for an out-of-town guest, and it went over very well! I actually quadrupled the sausage and egg (there goes the calorie count!) but it was for a special occasion after all. I doubled the cheese. My grocery store didn't have chicken and jalepeno sausage so i used Italian turkey sausage. Next time I think I'll try to find the chicken and jalapeno sausage at a different grocery store. I did add chopped jalapenos to the sausage mixture. I served this alongside some green grapes.

  • ViennaVAfoodie Posted: 02/15/10
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    AWESOME! This would be great when you are hosting for company. Since I made this during a blizzard, only whole wheat dough and garlic flavored chicken sausage were available. I also added some 'everglades heat' chili powder which gave it an additional kick. I was surprised how big the portion was for one serving and I felt full afterward.

  • jnosley Posted: 01/10/10
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    Wonderful receipe...however, I doubled the sausage and eggs.....and it came out great!! My husband thought the jalapenos made the receipe!! Definitely a great brunch receipe for anytime of year.....I'll be making it at the beach this summmer...

  • osequin Posted: 03/13/10
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    The crust had such a great crispy crunch to it.I had it for dinner but used 12oz chicken sausage. Also no onion. Next time I would make it vegetarian and use more eggs. Will definitely make it again. Very kid friendly.

  • karen0920 Posted: 02/24/10
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    Excellent, easy, and looks like I fussed! I used venison sausage (hubby is a hunter) which is very lean and added some jalapenos. I also followed other's advice and doubled the eggs. We had it for Sunday breakfast before church and was a huge hit. We had a scout function that day and didn't get home until about 2pm. I asked my husband and son if they were hungry, they said 'YES and can we have the leftover stuff from breakfast!' Now that's a 'hit' at our house.

  • Tomtes Posted: 07/05/10
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    We love this breakfast! Fast, easy and great for company. Does not reheat well, though.

  • spanzarella Posted: 01/16/10
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    Cute idea! I didn't do the spicy stuff to keep it kid friendly. I just happened to have all needed ingredients (usually keep pizza dough for my son). Would be an easy dish to make for houseguests or even when you are a houseguest. Will make again!

  • quinns16 Posted: 02/05/10
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    Wow, this breakfast braid was amazing. My husband couldn't get enough of it! We ate it as a kind of breakfast for dinner and the flavors and texture were so warm and comforting. I will definitely be making this again!

  • katenyc Posted: 01/16/10
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    This is a great brunch meal. I almost doubled the sausage, added a little extra cheese and next time I will also add another egg or two. It was so good, but the proportions of filling to dough were a little off. Will definitely make again w/ those alterations.

  • Onecentinvegas Posted: 11/20/10
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    This is a terrific recipe! Fast, easy and looks really fancy. It was also delicious. My husband had 3 helpings! I left out the jalepenos and used a mild salsa with the pork sausage mixture, and got an excellent result. Next time, I think I'll try another poster's suggestion and make it with spinach and puff pastry. I'd certainly recommend this one.

  • Ivanilla9 Posted: 02/13/10
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    I made this with puff pastry - and 4 eggs - it was fantastic!

  • shoegal2116 Posted: 01/07/10
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    This was very tasty and very easy to make. However, I concur that I would add one or two more eggs to the recipe. I also used homemade dough rather than the can of pizza dough.

  • WinterCarnival Posted: 01/29/10
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    I followed recipe and agree with the other reviewers that it needs more egg (although I wouldn't increase the sausage/cheese to keep calorie count low). The next time I make it, I'll add 2-3 egg whites only. The jalapenos gave it a great flavor!

  • bellanotte Posted: 02/14/10
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    Terrific recipe - perfect for company! I used 4-5 eggs as 2 really seemed like too few. I used green onions in place of onions and mild diced green chilis as the crowd I was feeding does not care for as much heat. You can mix this recipe up in so many ways to fit the taste of whomever you are serving!

  • JCharlotte80 Posted: 07/26/10
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    I made this for guests at brunch to rave reviews.

  • lindagouldar Posted: 10/07/10
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    I used puff pastry, bulk sausage and spinach with all the other ingredients and it was wonderful.

  • CathyJoyce Posted: 12/29/10
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    I can't tell you how many people have asked for this recipe and as a bonus it is so easy!!!

  • josie3121 Posted: 05/11/11
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    Made for a kids breakfast option, so I omitted the jalapeno and used ham instead of sausage and added some cilantro. Like past reviews had mentioned, it needed more eggs, so I used 4 instead of 2 and it was perfect... definitely would have felt skimpy otherwise. It was a huge fan for both the kids and adults. I think this is a solid recipe where, like an omelet, you can put just about anything inside and it's going to taste delicious and look like you spent way more time on it than you did. This is definitely a keeper!

  • idesign Posted: 05/10/11
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    I made this for Mother's Day and have a few tips: I used crescent roll doll in place of the pizza dough, for more flavor, which everyone agreed this option was better (yes, I realize this adds more fat and calories and defeats the purpose of a light recipe). Overall this recipe is simple and easy to adjust to your likings in regards to taste for the filling, BUT the amount of filling felt skimpy, so I would recommend to double up on the ingredients. I made one with sausage crumbles and another with cubed ham that I sauteed first. Both were delicious and I added some veggies as well. I will definitely make this again.

  • crainville Posted: 06/22/11
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    Great to eat, but I'm confused on the calories. The original magazine recipe said it's 164 cals/10.4 g fat. This says it's 323 cals/15.1g fat, and the recipe is listed under " 12 breakfasts under 250 calories." Which is it?

  • sxm398 Posted: 09/04/11
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    This was fantastic - my husband and I both loved it! I didn't have all of the ingredients listed, but like another person stated - you can pretty much use whatever you have in the house! Mine included roasted red pepper chicken sausage, pepper jack cheese, sharp cheddar, onions, garlic, red and yellow baby bell peppers, and cilantro. Next time, I may make it more greek style by using feta and olives (not sure yet about the meat). This is a great base recipe and can't wait to make it again.

  • jmeleeS Posted: 09/26/11
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    I was suprised that this recipe received so many excellent ratings and I rated this so low because truly I would not make this recipe again. It was easy to make and very pretty, I will give the recipe that much credit, but even with making this with a croissant bread, 1 whole jalapeno, 1/2 of a yellow bell pepper, spicy turkey sausage, etc., it was completely and utterly boring! This shocked us - both my husband and I didn't even have to ask each other if it was a keeper. The lack of enthusiasm both of us displayed while eating our pieces of braid spoke for itself. Very dissapointing...

  • KathrynNC Posted: 09/14/11
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    Made this as a "breakfast for dinner" recipe. Used two and a half links of chopped sausage and 4 eggs (because of previous reviews and because we were having it for dinner). I simply used the small amount of left over beaten eggs from the bowl to apply a smear egg wash on the top of the braid (instead of an egg white). My husband declared this is one of his new favorites!

  • KitchenMaster Posted: 10/17/11
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    Made this for a brunch buffet when I entertained a group of people and it was such a hit! It all went. Everyone wanted this recipie. Very simple! I added green pepper with the onion and sausage. Found the chicken jalepeno sausage and used 2 links (6 oz., not the reccomended 4oz.). Also used 4 eggs. Will definately make again.

  • KMartinez Posted: 01/11/12
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    I've made this many times and it always gets lots of compliments and requests for the recipe. It's probably one of my husband's all-time favorite breakfasts. I don't use the pizza crust in a tube. I make some homemade dough in my bread maker and go from there.

  • enCreshio Posted: 01/18/12
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    My boyfriend and I love this recipe. I've made it few times now and it is really simple yet full of flavor. I've also tried a few substitutes. Since chicken sausage with jalapenos is not available near me, I've used regular pork sausage one time but found our favorite version to be made with chopped pancetta instead. If you have low sodium bacon on hand that will work as well. What's fun with this recipe is that you can mix it up to include all your favorite breakfast flavors. Definitely a keeper!

  • Chicagokiter76 Posted: 02/04/12
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    Very nice recipe with great presentation. Definitely make it with 4 eggs rather than 2. Also, while it was good, I think it could have used an extra punch of flavor. Perhaps adding some chipotle tobasco to the scrambled eggs would give it that extra kick to take it to the next level.

  • rchauhan Posted: 06/22/12
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    This is a great breakfast dish! I used Egg Beaters to cut down the fat content, and the other flavors are so pronounced, nobody noticed the eggs weren't the real thing. I also played with the carb-to-protein ratio; it either needs more filling or less dough. It was a little more time-consuming to prepare than my family is used to... next time I'll make this the night before so I don't have a kitchen of hungry and cranky people waiting on me. But once it was on the table, it was a huge success!!

  • nicccolettte Posted: 02/26/12
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    This was quick and easy to make. I made it as written, but next time will make with more egg and sausage. Will make again!

  • emberwil Posted: 05/20/13
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    EXCELLENT! I also used 3 eggs after reading the reviews. It was perfect!

  • montanagal68 Posted: 05/20/12
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    Yummy! Its one of my quick go to's for breakfast brunches. Thanks.

  • JessicaNat Posted: 05/19/13
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    I used an 11oz. can of pizza dough instead of 13.8oz and I still ended up tearing some of it away. Overall this breakfast turned out great and it's very easy. I served this with a small fruit cup as suggested w/grapes, strawberries and oranges.

  • KelleyHepler Posted: 03/14/13
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    Very yummy. I added an extra egg, but would also use 4 next time. I did add a handful of sliced mushrooms, and agree that next time I would add spinach. I think you could make it work with sausage of any kind or any kind of ham. Super easy recipe and I think it was wonderful reheated.

  • heddyq Posted: 04/02/12
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    Didn't have a lot of flavor. Too much bread. Seemed like it was missing something. Definitely needed the jalapenos... Without them would have been a total flop.

  • Meshackla Posted: 07/21/14
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    This recipe is fantastic! I used green pepper and onion with no sausage or jalepeno. You can change this to fit whatever taste you have. I will be making this a lot!

  • marilang Posted: 06/24/13
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    Cute idea for days when you want to spend extra time making something that looks fancy. Otherwise make the filling and wrap it in tortillas - easier, faster, healthier.

  • daneanp Posted: 12/25/13
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    This was good but not enough egg. Next time I'll use bacon instead of sausage. Some herbs would be a great addition too.

  • kborchardt Posted: 07/16/13
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    I made this for a potluck brunch and it was a huge hit!! I ended up using 5 eggs because I was cooking for a crowd, and I thought the filling-to-dough ratio was just right with 5 eggs. I also made two other versions for vegetarian guests: one with broccoli and cheddar and another with spinach and feta! I also ended up cooking the eggs separately from the other filling ingredients, and then just layered them on top. Can't wait to have an excuse to make this again!

  • gocougs1995 Posted: 12/22/13
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    My family asked me to make this over and over. While it likely increases the fat content, using crescent roll dough instead of pizza dough makes it flakier. I also change up the meats and veggies depending on what's in the fridge. Also works for the vegetarians in the family by removing the meat and upping the veggies (i.e. mushrooms, bell peppers, asparagus, onions).

  • brighteyes8 Posted: 07/27/14
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    Fabulous and easy! I don't agree this needs more eggs, although I'm not a huge egg fan. I thought 2 was just fine.

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