Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Asparagus and Avocado with Cheesy Mushroom Sauce


Asparagus & Avocado with Cheesy Mushroom Sauce and baked egg.

The title of this recipe was too long to put in the actual title. 
I had been thinking about that mushroom sauce over asparagus all day!!!
I couldn't wait to try the recipe I was creating in my head.
The avocado, onion, egg and cheese were last minute additions to this recipe, but man did those ingredients put this recipe over the top!
To find out health benefits of avocado, check out this post:
13 Health Benefits of Avocado 
 
My hubby practically licked the baking dish.

Ingredients
1 pound of asparagus, tough ends broken off
1 avocado, pitted and sliced thin
1 Tbsp. olive oil
4 oz. of mushrooms, diced 
1/4 cup red onion, diced
1 cup of beef broth, divided 1/2 & 1/2
3 Tbsp. flour
1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
3 cloves of garlic, pressed
2 oz. of cheddar cheese, grated
black pepper to taste
3 or 4 large 3/4 inch onion rings
3 or 4 eggs

Directions
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Place asparagus in a 9x13 baking dish and bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes.

Heat olive oil in high sided skillet pan over medium heat.
Add onions and cook until translucent and starting to brown.
Add mushrooms and cook until soft.
Turn burner off and transfer onion and mushroom mixture to a bowl.
Add 1/2 cup beef broth to pan and begin to heat over low heat.
Add 3 Tbsp. of flour to other 1/2 cup of beef broth in measuring cup and whisk until combined.
Add beef broth flour mixture to the beef broth in the pan and whisk.
Add Worcestershire sauce and whisk again.
Heat over low heat, whisking often, until sauce has thickened.
After sauce has thickened, add the minced garlic.
Then add the cheese and whisk until cheese has melted.
Add the onion mushroom mixture back in and stir to combine and then take off the burner.


After asparagus has been in oven for 10 minutes, remove from oven and lay avocado slices on top of asparagus.

Pour sauce over the top of asparagus.

Lay onion slices on top of sauce, trying to make sure that there aren't any gaps anywhere underneath onion slices.
Carefully crack eggs into the onion slices.

Put back into oven for 15 - 25 minutes, depending on how you like your egg.
I left mine in for around 25 minutes and the yolk started to get a little hard.
15 minutes was definitely not enough time for my eggs.
All  ovens are different, so check yours after about 15 minutes.  No matter how you like your yolk, the whites should be white when they're done cooking.

I was so happy with how this turned out!  

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