Wednesday, June 10, 2015

ENCHILADA BREAKFAST CASSEROLE

ENCHILADA BREAKFAST CASSEROLE
 
This Enchilada Breakfast Casserole is great for groups or preparing ahead of time. The flavors are festive and bright, just like an enchilada for breakfast should be! Spice level can be toned up or down, depending on your preference.
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Recipe type: breakfast, casserole
Serves: makes one 9x13
INGREDIENTS
  • 12 oz chorizo sausage, no casings
  • 10 large eggs
  • ¼ cup milk (I use whole)
  • ¼ tsp table salt
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 3 TB olive oil
  • 1 cup black beans, rinsed and drained
  • ½ tsp table salt
  • 12 (8-inch) corn tortillas
  • 15 oz Mexican blend shredded cheese (cheddar jack works well, too)
  • 2 (10 oz each) cans enchilada sauce
  • 1 cup chunky salsa (I use mild)
  • 1 (2.25 oz) can sliced olives, drained
  • 3 TB fresh cilantro, chopped for garnish
DIRECTIONS
  1. Grease a 13x9 glass baking dish; set aside. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet, cook chorizo while stirring and breaking it up into small pieces until cooked through. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
  3. In a bowl, beat eggs together with milk, ¼ tsp salt, and garlic powder.
  4. In same skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat about 1 min. Add beaten eggs and cook, gently pushing and stirring cooked portions to the center and allowing uncooked portions to come underneath until scrambled eggs are set. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
  5. In a bowl, combine enchilada sauce, ½ tsp salt, and salsa.
  6. Spread a third of the salsa mixture on the bottom of prepared baking pan. Layer 6 corn tortillas, followed by half of the scrambled eggs, half of the chorizo, and half of the beans. Sprinkle with half of the cheese. Spread a third of the salsa mixture on top, followed by the remaining tortillas, scrambled eggs, chorizo, and beans. Spread the remaining third of salsa mixture. Sprinkle with the rest of the cheese. Top with sliced olives.
  7. Cover with foil and bake 20 minutes. Remove foil and bake another 20 minutes or until cheese is bubbly.
  8. Garnish with chopped cilantro.
  9. * Notes: Casserole may be assembled the night before, covered and chilled overnight, and baked the next morning. If cold, additional bake time may be required. Regular sausage may be used if you don't want any heat, but Chorizo is highly recommended.

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