The Amish Cook: Gloria’s deluxe scrambled eggs, taco pizza


EDITOR’S NOTE: Gloria’s family has been battling winter illnesses, so she will be taking this week off. Here are two fan favorite recipes of Gloria’s.


6 eggs, beaten

1 1/ 2cup milk

1/ 2 teaspoon salt

1 /2 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon prepared mustard

1 teaspoon liquid smoke (optional)

3 slices bread (cubed)

1/ 4 cup chopped onions

1/ 4 cup green or red peppers diced

1 cup shredded cheese, divided

1/ 2 pound sausage, browned

1/ 4 pound bacon, cut into pieces

Brown bacon in a large skillet. Remove bacon and lightly saute onions and peppers in bacon drippings. Add remaining ingredients, saving ½-cup cheese. Sprinkle on top once eggs are done.

Mix together and continue heating on medium high stirring constantly until eggs are set, Or if you prefer, pour everything into a 9-inch pan and sprinkle with remaining crumbs. Bake at 350F for 35-40 minutes or until eggs are done.


• Dough:

2 cups flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

½ cup milk

½ cup vegetable oil

• Meat mixture:

1½ pounds hamburger, fried with onions

1 package taco seasoning

1 pint pizza sauce

• Dressing mixture:

1½ cups sour cream or 1 cup milk, scant

1 tablespoon sour cream and onion powder

⅔ cup salad dressing

Put dough into 9- by 13-inch pan. Spoon meat mixture onto dough. Next, put on dressing mixture. If desired, sprinkle with peppers, onions, tomatoes or whatever you prefer. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Add cheese and taco chips or white soup crackers for the last five minutes. Serves 15.

By Gloria Yoder

Gloria Yoder is an Amish mom, writer, and homemaker in rural Illinois. The Yoders travel primarily by horse-drawn buggy and live next to the settlement’s one-room school-house. Readers can write to Gloria at 10510 E. 350th Ave., Flat Rock, IL 62427

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