Bacon and Hash Brown Egg Bake

Ingredients

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1
lb bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1
medium red bell pepper, chopped (3/4 cup)
1
package (8 oz) sliced fresh mushrooms
2
tablespoons Dijon mustard
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon pepper
3/4
cup milk
12
eggs
1
package (2 lb) frozen hash browns, thawed
2
cups shredded Cheddar cheese (8 oz)

Steps

  • 1
    In 12-inch skillet, cook bacon until crisp. Using slotted spoon. Remove from pan to small bowl. Cover and refrigerate. Drain drippings, reserving 1 tablespoon in pan. Add onion, bell pepper and mushrooms; cook 4 minutes over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Stir in mustard, salt and pepper. In large bowl, beat milk and eggs with wire whisk.
  • 2
    Spray 13×9-inch (3-quart) baking dish with cooking spray. Spread half of hash browns in baking dish. Spread onion mixture evenly on top. Sprinkle with 1 cup of the cheese. Spread remaining hash browns over top. Pour egg mixture on top. Cover; refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.
  • 3
    Heat oven to 325°F. Uncover; bake 50 to 60 minutes or until thermometer inserted in center reads 160°F. Sprinkle with remaining 1 cup cheese and the bacon. Bake 3 to 5 minutes longer or until knife inserted in center comes out clean, top is puffed and cheese is melted. Let stand 5 minutes.
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Make Ahead Recipe: Bacon Wrapped Tenderloin

Bacon Wrapped Tenderloin
Ingredients
(1-lb.) pork tenderloin
1 teaspoon steak seasoning
bacon slices, cut in half crosswise 
Directions
Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 25 Minutes
Other: 15 Minutes

1. Preheat oven to 425°. Remove silver skin from pork tenderloin, leaving a thin layer of fat covering the pork. Sprinkle seasoning over pork. Wrap pork with bacon slices, and secure with wooden picks. Place pork on a lightly greased wire rack in an aluminum foil-lined roasting pan.

2. Bake at 425° for 25 minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted into thickest portion registers 155°. Increase oven temperature to broil. Broil 5 inches from heat 3 to 5 minutes or until bacon is crisp. Remove from oven; cover pork with foil, and let stand 10 minutes or until thermometer registers 160°.

Note: For testing purposes only, we used McCormick Grill Mates Montreal Steak Seasoning.

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