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Slow-Cooker Mexican Breakfast Casserole

 Slow-Cooker Mexican Breakfast Casserole
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 4 hr 30 min
  • Servings 8
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.
Updated December 3, 2013

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

Steps

  • 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.

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
540
Calories from Fat
340
Total Fat
38g
58%
Saturated Fat
16g
80%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
265mg
89%
Sodium
1210mg
50%
Potassium
490mg
14%
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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