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The holidays are among us and for many that means a house full of family and friends. With that comes the pressures of cooking and entertaining. For the most part I don’t mind it but when I’m already busy cooking for clients, the last thing I want to worry about is what to cook for the people staying at my house.

Breakfast Pita Sandwich, www.mountainmamacoks.com

When Harmons Grocery asked me to come up with a recipe for entertainig this holiday season my mind went immediately to breakfast. Not only is it my favorite meal of the day but it’s also the one where I seem to lack the most creativity. Pancakes and the occasional waffle are my go to when I’ve got a house full but sometimes I crave a little more, you know? Especially when I’m trying to fuel up before hitting the mountain for a day of snowboarding. Pancakes just don’t cut it.

local ingredient breakfast pita sandwich, www.mountainmamacooks.com

I think this twist on a breakfast sandwich is the answer. It’s perfect for eating slowly with a second cup of coffee watching the snow fly or for wrapping in a paper towel and hitting the road to ensure you get first chair. (I’m talking to you, honey.) Not only is this bursting with flavor but it highlights some of my favorite local ingredients: Pepperlane Blackberry “Buzz” Jalapeño Preserves and Beehive Cheese Co.’s Uintah Jack. Throw in some scrambled eggs, peppered bacon and a little fresh spinach, this sandwich is the bomb. A nice balance of sweet and savory, this is a simple breakfast to throw together. It’s rustic appeal is perfect for a winter morning breakfast.

breakfast egg sandwich with egg, bacon, pepper berry jam and jack cheese, www.mountainmamacooks.com

If you live locally, I’m sure you’ve already been to a Harmons Grocery but if you haven’t, it’s high time. Especially their new city creek location…… With the biggest cheese selection west of the Mississippi, it’s definitely worth a visit. The store not only carries a nice selection of artisan purveyors but they go out of their way to showcase them. Always a win in my book!

Because Harmon’s wants to make your holiday entertaining as easy as possible, they are giving away 1(one) $50 gift certificate to a lucky Mountain Mama Cooks reader. All you have to do is leave a comment below telling me what your favorite local product is. Good luck and happy holidays! Giveaway ends Thursday, December 20th at 11:59pm MST. !

*This is a sponsored post by Harmons and I was compensated for writing the post. However, as always, all opinions and recipe development are my own.

Breakfast Pita with Bacon, Berry-Pepper Preserves and Jack Cheese

An easy and filling breakfast recipe highlight Utah made ingredients.

Ingredients

  • 2 whole pita rounds, cut in half
  • 4 slices peppered bacon
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 oz grated Beehive Cheese Co. Uinta Jack cheese
  • pinch salt
  • 4 tablespoons Pepperlane Blackberry-Jalapeno Preserves
  • 1 large handful of fresh baby spinach

Instructions

  1. Crack eggs into a small bowl and whisk with a fork until well combined; set aside until ready to scramble.
  2. Cook bacon in a medium size sauté pan over medium heat until well done and crispy. Remove from pan and let bacon drain on a paper towel. When cool enough to handle, cut or crumble into small pieces.
  3. Wipe almost all excess grease from the pan, leaving just enough to cook the eggs, and return to stove top. Over medium heat, scramble the eggs 2-3 minutes until just set. Add the grated cheese and a pinch of salt. Cook the eggs a minute longer so the cheese melts and the eggs are cooked through. Remove from heat.
  4. Meanwhile, toast the pitas lightly in a commercial toaster just until warmed through. Spread 1 tablespoon of the preserves inside each pita. Divide the eggs into the 4 halved pitas along with a healthy handful of spinach. Sprinkle with reserved bacon pieces and serve warm.
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9 Responses to Breakfast Pita with Bacon, Berry-Pepper Preserves and Jack Cheese

  1. Sigh. If only I’d had this instead of leftover lasagna this Friday would be pretty close to perfect!

  2. janna murray says:

    You named two of them, Beehive Cheese and Pepperlane but also Cox Honey and Red Bicycle Bread.

  3. Love me some Harmon’s and this looks fabulous. I need to snatch me up some of that cheese!

  4. Julie Robertson says:

    I am a born and bred fan of Harmon’s as I grew up only three minutes from the West Valley store! I love buying Utah’s Own products and Harmon’s seems to be one of the stores that carries the most of them. I love Harmon’s donuts and I assume that they use Lehi Roller Mill flour, so I will say that that is my favorite for today. :) Thanks for the chance!

  5. maria says:

    Cox honey is my favorite local product! I make granola all the time and always use this honey! Thanks for the giveaway!

  6. There is a dairy (Reed’s Dairy) less than a mile from my home and they have the most amazing chocolate milk and ice cream. From what I understand they use potatoes as a thickening agent for both products. Interesting.

  7. Sarah says:

    Pop Art Popcorn is delicious and at Harmon’s too. Can you make my breakfast tomorrow, please?

  8. Oh my word! this looks amazing! Harmon’s? I love just about everything, but especially the Kodiak pancake mix

  9. Aggie says:

    I’m so hungry for this right now. Looks delicious Kelley, like really really delicious.

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