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The Secret Ingredient The Pioneer Woman Insists You Put On Your Eggs

Find out which unexpected (and fat–frying!) ingredient the country cook loves to slather on toast and eggs.

Ree Drummond knows what she's talking about when it comes to indulgent comfort foods and swoon-worthy breakfasts. So when she shared the secret ingredient she adds to her egg sandwich, we were very intrigued. Rather than melting cheese on top or dousing the sammy with ketchup, The Pioneer Woman adds… dijon mustard!

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Ree starts off by scrambling eggs (straight from her farm, we're guessing) with butter, half-and-half, a dash of hot sauce, and salt and pepper. Then, she spreads dijon mustard on a slice of rye toast and tops it with the rich egg scramble. She finishes it off with a sprinkle of chives, captioning her Instagram photo, "What could be better than this?!? (Mmm…maybe a little smoked salmon?)"

If you're a fan of the vinegary condiment, adding it to your eggs may be the bold breakfast move you've been looking for. Need another reason to give this recipe a shot? According to a study by England's Oxford Polytechnic Institute, the capsaicin and allyl isothiocyanates—phytochemicals that give the mustard its characteristic flavor—found in mustard seeds can help you fry fat by boosting your metabolism by up to 25 percent for several hours after eating just one teaspoon. Try this deviled egg–inspired dish for yourself along with these 25 Delicious Egg Recipes To Stay Skinny.

April Benshosan
April is a born-and-raised Brooklynite who has a passion for all things health, wellness, and tastebud-related. Read more about April