Slow-Cooker Sausage Breakfast Casserole

Spice up your breakfast with this slow-cooker casserole made with chorizo and green chiles. The corn tortillas soften as the dish cooks and add rich, hearty flavor.

  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 4 hr 30 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 8

Ingredients

1
lb bulk chorizo sausage or sweet Italian sausage
8
eggs
1
cup milk
1
can (4.5 oz) Old El Paso™ chopped green chiles
2
cups shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese blend (8 oz)
1
red bell pepper, chopped
9
soft corn tortillas (6 inch)
1
cup Old El Paso™ Thick 'n Chunky salsa or green tomatillo salsa
  • 1 In 10-inch skillet, cook sausage over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until no longer pink; drain. Set aside.
  • 2 In medium bowl, beat eggs, milk and green chiles with whisk. Reserve 3/4 cup of the cheese and 2 tablespoons of the chopped bell pepper for topping.
  • 3 Line side of 5- to 6-quart slow cooker with foil folded into thirds; spray foil with cooking spray. Place 3 of the tortillas in bottom of slow cooker, tearing if needed to completely cover bottom. Layer with half of the cooked sausage, half of the remaining bell pepper and half of the remaining cheese. Top with 3 more tortillas. Repeat layers of sausage, bell pepper and cheese. Top with remaining 3 tortillas, tearing if needed to cover mixture. Pour egg mixture over tortillas.
  • 4 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 4 to 5 hours (or High heat setting 2 to 3 hours) or until set and temperature in center is 160°F. Sprinkle with reserved 3/4 cup cheese and 2 tablespoons bell pepper. Cover; cook 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Remove foil before serving by loosening edges with table knife. Serve with salsa.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    530
    (
    Calories from Fat
    330),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    37g
    37%
    (Saturated Fat
    16g,
    16%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    265mg
    265%;
    Sodium
    1240mg
    1240%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    19g
    19%
    (Dietary Fiber
    2g
    2%
      Sugars
    4g
    4%
    ),
    Protein
    29g
    29%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    25%;
    Vitamin C
    20%;
    Calcium
    30%;
    Iron
    10%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 2 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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