Chorizo Egg Casserole Recipe

Chorizo Egg Casserole Recipe


1 pound fresh chorizo

3 cups frozen cubed hash brown potatoes

1 medium onion, diced

3/4 cup chopped sweet red pepper

2 garlic cloves, minced

5 large eggs

1-1/2 cups half-and-half cream

1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies

2 teaspoons chili powder

1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack or pepper jack cheese

1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese

3 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro, divided

Sour cream

Hot pepper sauce

How to make it

In a large nonstick skillet, cook and crumble chorizo over medium-high heat until cooked through, 5-7 minutes. Drain on paper towels. In same skillet, cook and stir potatoes, onion and pepper until tender, 5-7 minutes. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Remove from heat; stir in chorizo. Cool 15 minutes.

Whisk eggs, cream, green chilies and chili powder. Layer a greased 11×7-in. baking dish with half each of the following: chorizo mixture, cheeses and egg mixture; sprinkle with 1 tablespoon cilantro. Top with remaining chorizo and eggs; sprinkle with remaining cheeses and 1 tablespoon cilantro. Refrigerate, covered, overnight.

Preheat oven to 350°. Remove casserole from refrigerator while oven heats. Bake, uncovered, until set and bubbling, about 35-40 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Sprinkle with remaining cilantro. Serve with sour cream and pepper sauce.
Yield: 8 servings.