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Slow-Cooker Mexican Breakfast Casserole

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  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 4 hr 30 min
  • Servings 8
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All of our favorite Mexican flavors and textures come together beautifully in this hearty layered slow-cooker bake, which we love topped with chunky salsa and sliced avocado.

Ingredients

1
lb bulk chorizo or sweet Italian sausage, cooked, drained
9
corn tortillas
8
eggs
1 1/2
cups milk
1
jalapeño chile, seeded, finely chopped, or 1 finely chopped chipotle chile in adobo sauce
1
red bell pepper, chopped
3/4
cup sliced green onions
2
cups shredded pepper Jack cheese (8 oz)
2
tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1
cup Old El Paso™ Thick 'n Chunky salsa

Directions

  • 1 Spray 5- to 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Place 3 tortillas in slow cooker, tearing if needed to cover bottom.
  • 2 In medium bowl, beat eggs, milk and chile with whisk. Reserve 2 tablespoons chopped bell pepper, 2 tablespoons green onions and 3/4 cup cheese; set aside.
  • 3 Top tortillas in slow cooker with half of the sausage, remaining bell pepper, green onions and cheese. Repeat layers. 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 on High heat setting 2 to 3 hours or until temperature reaches 160°F and center is set.
  • 5 Sprinkle with reserved cheese, bell pepper, green onions and the cilantro. Remove foil before serving by loosening edges with table knife. Serve with salsa and avocado slices, if desired.

Expert Tips

For a make-ahead tip, you can cook the sausage, shred the cheese, chop the vegetables, and line your slow cooker with foil. Refrigerate ingredients until used.

Slow cookers vary. An oval slow cooker works well for this recipe. Keep an eye on your slow cooker breakfast so it doesn't get overdone. The foil will help it from browning too quickly.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
540
Calories from Fat
340
% Daily Value
Total Fat
38g
58%
Saturated Fat
16g
80%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
265mg
89%
Sodium
1210mg
50%
Total Carbohydrate
20g
7%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
5g
Protein
29g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
30%
30%
Vitamin C
20%
20%
Calcium
25%
25%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 1/2 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 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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