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Slow-Cooker Tex-Mex Breakfast Casserole

slow-cooker tex-mex breakfast casserole Entree
Slow-Cooker Tex-Mex Breakfast Casserole
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 3 hr 25 min
  • Ingredients 11
  • Servings 10

Perfect for holiday entertaining or a lazy Saturday morning, this slow-cooker breakfast is no ordinary egg bake. The Tex-Mex flavors will kick-start your morning with a little heat from ingredients like taco seasoning mix, green chiles and salsa. MORE+ LESS-

January 29, 2018
Old El Paso
Make with
Old El Paso

Ingredients

1
lb ground pork
1
package (1 oz) Old El Paso™ original taco seasoning mix
1/3
cup water
8
eggs
1
cup half-and-half
1
can (4.5 oz) Old El Paso™ chopped green chiles
2
cups shredded Cheddar cheese (8 oz)
1
cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese (4 oz)
5
cups frozen shredded hash brown potatoes, thawed (from 30-oz bag)
1
package (8 oz) cream cheese, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
Chopped tomatoes, sliced green onions, Old El Paso™ salsa, chopped fresh cilantro and sour cream, if desired

Steps

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  • 1
    Spray 5- to 6-quart oval slow cooker with cooking spray. In 10-inch nonstick skillet, cook pork over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until no longer pink; drain. Stir in taco seasoning mix and water. Cook over medium heat 1 minute, stirring constantly to coat.
  • 2
    In large bowl, beat eggs and half-and-half with whisk. Stir in green chiles, shredded cheeses, hash brown potatoes and seasoned cooked pork. Carefully stir in cream cheese cubes. Transfer mixture to slow cooker.
  • 3
    Cover insert with large kitchen towel. Place slow-cooker lid on top of towel. (This will prevent condensation from dripping during cooking.)
  • 4
    Cook on High heat setting 3 to 3 1/2 hours, rotating insert after 1 1/2 hours. Cook until casserole is set and temperature in center is 165°F. Top with remaining ingredients.

  • Rotating your slow cooker insert halfway through cook time helps prevent casserole from getting too brown around edges.

Expert Tips

  • Take it up a notch by adding 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne) to the taco seasoning mix. Serve with freshly diced jalapeño chiles for additional spicy heat.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
500
Calories from Fat
290
% Daily Value
Total Fat
32g
50%
Saturated Fat
16g
82%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
245mg
81%
Sodium
630mg
26%
Potassium
580mg
17%
Total Carbohydrate
27g
9%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
4g
Protein
25g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
35%
35%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1 Lean Meat; 2 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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