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Tex-Mex Turkey Quiche

I think most of you might not relate to me when I say I don't like eggs for breakfast {cause they nauseate me in general, unless there in cakes or Creme Brulee}, especially gooey runny eggs as my husband likes them. For many years, my deep aversion for eggs kept me from eating anything egg-y, including quiches. The hubby could never even get me to take a bite when he'd order them at restaurants. Of course, I'd always turn it down with the most disgusting face you could ever imagine. But since quiche is one of the things he enjoys for brunch, he never gave up at offering me a piece, especially if it wasn't a wet mushy one that had a nice great buttery flaky crust. Over time, and after years of persistent efforts, I realized I do enjoy a good well-made tasting quiche. It just can't be wet and slobbery. Once I discovered that I liked them, my breakfast/brunch options expanded beyond my usual crepes and/or french toast. I started exploring different recipes while honing my skills at making them to my liking - now I make them all the time. This particular recipe variation has been a go-to around here lately. It not only tastes like a delicious taco/nacho, it's also very filling and tastes even better the next day. So I usually make it on Monday or Tuesday to last us the rest of the week for breakfast.  Once made, all it requires in the morning is putting a slice on a plate, tossing it in the microwave for 1 minute and voila, a hearty breakfast! Works great if you live a rushed busy lifestyle like we do. Give it a go and let me know what you think.

Ingredients {Makes 6-8 servings}

1 Lb. ground turkey
2 Tsp. ground cumin
1 Tsp. chili powder
1 Tsp. salt
1/2 Tsp. garlic
1/4 Cup sliced scallions
1 14.5 Oz. can diced tomatoes, drained well
6 eggs
1/2 Cup cold water
1 1/2 Cups taco shredded cheese blend.
Pastry dough for 1- crust 9-inch pie pan {or you can make your own}


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Line a 9-inch pie pan with pastry dough; set aside.

Saute ground turkey until browned; stir in salt, garlic powder, cumin, chili powder, scallions and tomatoes.

Place eggs and water in a bowl and whisk well.

Layer the ground turkey mixture, egg mixture and cheese in the pie shell.

Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until set (or preferred). I bake mine for the full 60 minutes and it comes out perfect every time.

Psst: you can also check out other favorite quiche recipes, like the crab quiche and the mini bacon and cheese quiche bites.

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