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Slow-Cooker Sausage Breakfast Casserole

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

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

Steps

  • 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.
  • 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.

Expert Tips

Top with sliced jalapeño chiles for added heat.

We recommend corn tortillas in this dish. Flour tortillas may be substituted, but be prepared for taste and texture differences.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
530
Calories from Fat
330
% Daily Value
Total Fat
37g
57%
Saturated Fat
16g
79%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
265mg
88%
Sodium
1240mg
51%
Potassium
440mg
12%
Total Carbohydrate
19g
6%
Dietary Fiber
2g
7%
Sugars
4g
Protein
29g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%
25%
Vitamin C
20%
20%
Calcium
30%
30%
Iron
10%
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 Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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