Prep Time: 1 hr | Cook Time: 1 hr 30 mins | Resting Time: 6 hrs | Total Time: 2 hrs 30 mins | Servings: 10
Breakfast is so much fun with this Mexican Breakfast Casserole packed with juicy chorizo, creamy eggs, and gooey cheese. A super filling and delicious casserole that you should not miss! Prep this a night before and pop it in the oven the next day for a satisfying breakfast/brunch.
12 large eggs
1 lb chorizo sausage
5 cloves garlic minced
½ large onion finely chopped
½ red bell pepper finely chopped
8 oz. cheddar cheese shredded
8 oz. Pepper Jack cheese shredded
¼ c. cilantro finely chopped
3 c. half-and-half
½ tsp hot sauce
4 green onions finely sliced
½ tsp ground black pepper
2 jalapeno peppers seeded, deveined, and finely chopped
Toppings: Pico de gallo, sour cream, and avocado or guacamole
9 corn tortillas quartered
How to make Mexican Breakfast Casserole
Step 1: Cook the chorizo, onions, bell peppers, and garlic in a large skillet or until the chorizo is completely cooked. Set aside when done.
Step 2: Place the cheeses, cilantro, green onions, and jalapenos in a medium mixing bowl. Mix well and set aside.
Step 3: Grease a 9 x 13-inch baking dish.
Step 4: Into the bottom of the prepared dish, spread 1/3 of the tortilla pieces (about 12 pieces). On top, spoon 1/3 of the chorizo mixture and 1/3 cheese mixture. Repeat twice, ending with the cheese layer.
Step 5: Beat the eggs with half&half, hot sauce, and black pepper in another large mixing bowl until well mixed and slightly bubbly. Over the tortilla layers, pour the egg mixture. Tent the dish and keep it in the fridge for at least 6 hours or overnight.
Step 6: Place in a 350 degrees oven and bake the casserole for about 60 to 90 minutes or until golden brown.
Step 7: Remove from the oven when done and allow the casserole to rest for about 10 minutes. Then, serve with fresh pico de gallo, sour cream, and avocado. Enjoy!
Serving: 1serving | Calories: 612kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 46g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Cholesterol: 307mg | Sodium: 945mg | Potassium: 479mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1235IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 469mg | Iron: 2mg