Breakfast Casseroles are a Girl’s Best Friend

Yes, it was the last Sunday of the month – and yes, we ate at Sunday School again.   I made a Mexican Breakfast Casserole and decided it need to be “kicked up a notch” so I used my taco seasoning mix.  I hope they are ok today! HA

This is so versatile – add, change, delete, do whatever you want.  Just make it – man, it smelled like we had a Mexican restaurant in to our class!  It smelled incredible.  And was so easy to make.   This can be put together the night before, bring out the next morning, let sit for about 20 minutes, and bake.

Try it with my homemade taco seasoning mix (recipe is in the sauce section).  It adds so much more flavor than the store bought kind you buy.

Mexican Breakfast Casserole

1 bag (shredded hash brown potatoes, thawed (either a 16-ounce or 20 ounce bag will work)

2 packages taco seasoning mix or about 3 Tbsp my homemade taco season mix

1 lb of either bulk turkey or pork breakfast sausage

1 medium onion, chopped

12 eggs

2 cups shredded cheddar cheese (I like to use sharp cheddar cheese)

1/4 cup milk

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp pepper

1 1/2 cups (from a 16 oz jar) Old El Paso Thick ‘n chunky Medium heat Salsa

Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray a 13×9 inch baking dish with cooking spray.

Place hash browns in a bowl with 1 Tbsp of taco seasoning mix.  Stir to combine well.  Pat the hash browns into bottom of dish.

Brown sausage and onion until sausage is cooked. I like to add about 1 tsp of taco seasoning to the sausage mix also to flavor all layers of this casserole so go ahead and throw in some in to this while cooking; drain.

Beat the dozen eggs, milk, salt, pepper, and another 1 1/2 Tbsp of taco seasoning mix in another bowl until well mixed.  Stir in sausage mixture and 1 1/2 cups salsa.   Slowly pour over hash browns in baking dish. Here it is before it is baked:

casserole

Bake uncovered for about 45 minutes, or until eggs are set in center.  This will start to set from outside to the middle so just start to watch after about 40 minutes.  Time varies with ovens.  Let stand about 10 minutes before cutting to serve.  And because I am an idiot (yes I admit it) i have no picture of it after it came out of the oven cooked, browned, and looking good.  So you will have to use your imagination and smell-o-vision.  But whatever you do, make this one.
Just ask the next door neighbor’s dog.  (I didn’t do it …. paw paw, shame on you!  I hope Aldo’s ok….he sure loved the stuff!)

Serving suggestions:   Additional salsa, Diced avocados, diced jalapenos, additional shredded cheese, sour cream.

Have a great Monday!

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