Saturday, May 1, 2010

New Mexico Green Chili Breakfast Tart

Today the Egg Show was taken down at Bear Mountain so I celebrate the end of the Egg Show with a New Mexico Green Chili Breakfast Tart.  It was a great month having the eggs around and it was a lot of fun.  This recipe is courtesy of Lori Scholes, aka Buckskin Cate, who wrote the recipe for a book I have called, Magdalena Trail Drivers Cookbook.  It is published by our local cowboy action shooting club.  I highly recommend this cookbook - it full of all sorts of goodies and treats and yummy recipes.  You can buy the book at The Market Place in Magdalena which is Lori's store.

New Mexico Green Chili Breakfast Tart
by Lori Scholes

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cornmeal
1/4 cup butter
3 eggs
1/3 cup Pinon nuts (Pine nuts)
1 1/2 cups cream cheese
1 1/2 cups of cheddar cheese, shredded
8 oz green chili, chopped
1 Jalapeno pepper, shredded
1/4 cup red bell pepper, roasted and chopped
Sprinkle of red chile flakes

Sift the flour and cornmeal into a food processor.  Cut the butter into cubes and add to the food processor.  Blend.  Add one egg and continue to blend into a small ball that is workable to press into a crust.  Press the ball of dough into the bottom and sides of tart pan.  Prick with a fork to ensure crust does not break while baking.  Bake at 350* for about 25-35 minutes or until a pale gold color.  Remove from oven and set aside.  In a mixing bowl, blend cream cheese and 2 eggs.  Add the green chile and roasted red bell pepper.  Add the jalapeno shreds (to taste) and the red pepper flakes (for color).  Add cheese.  Once blended, spread the mixture into the tart crust.  Scatter the Pinon nuts over the top.  Top decoratively with chiles of your choice.  Place in oven and bake at 350* for 20-25 minutes or until the center no longer jiggles when shaken.  When done, remove from the oven and let set for 5-10 minutes before removing rim.  Serve in pie-like slices with a dollop of sour cream and garnish of red pepper.  Can be served hot or cold. 

It is so good you'll make one every week!  I hope to add more posts soon, I've been very busy with spinning class and work.  Don't give up on me yet though - I have several posts about Mother's Day coming up!

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