Pork Dumpling Breakfast Cups

There's no better combination for breakfast or brunch than eggs, potato, and your favorite kind of meat. Instead of sticking to your standard bacon or breakfast sausages, this recipe for pork dumpling breakfast cups is making the most important meal of the day even more delicious than usual. A hash brown patty base, a spinach egg cup, and a delicious cheese & veggie-stuffed pork dumpling sitting inside – these breakfast cups really have it all!

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cooking Time: 40 minutes
Difficulty Level: Moderate


For the hash brown patties:

  • 16 oz shredded hash browns
  • 1 egg
  • salt & pepper to taste

For the stuffed pork dumplings:

  • 6 boneless pork chops
  • salt, pepper & paprika to taste
  • 10 mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 carrots, shredded
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 6 leek strips

For the spinach egg cups:

  • 4 eggs
  • 8 oz spinach
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • salt & pepper to taste


1. For the hash brown patties, combine the shredded hash browns, egg, salt, and pepper and form 6 equal patties from the mixture. Briefly fry the hash brown patties on both sides in a pan over medium heat and then place 1 hash brown patty per mold in a 6-cup muffin pan.

2. Evenly pound the boneless pork chops as thin as possible and season with salt, pepper, and paprika. Heat some vegetable oil in a pan over medium heat and sauté the mushrooms and carrots. Spoon the vegetables over the pork chops and top with shredded mozzarella cheese.

3. Briefly cook the leek strips in boiling water until tender. Pull the edges of each pork chop up in the shape of a money bag and tie a leek strip around the ends of each one. Skewer the stuffed pork dumplings – 3 to a skewer – and place a skewered dumpling on top of each hash brown patty in the muffin pan.

4. For the spinach egg mixture, add the eggs, spinach, garlic, chili powder, salt, and pepper to a blender and blend until smooth. Divide the mixture between the 6 molds in the muffin pan, transfer the muffin pan to a preheated oven, and cook at 350°F for 25 minutes.

These delicious pork dumpling breakfast cups have everything you could ever want in a hearty brunch and more. Cheesy, tender, and flavorful, you'll never settle for plain old bacon & eggs again!

Get the recipe for the Stuffed Pork Potato Cups featured in the bonus video.


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