Playoff football is in the air. Sadly our beloved Seattle Seahawks lost this past weekend, but I won with this recipe. For a morning game I decided to serve up some breakfast/brunch fare. On the menu: Top Pot Doughnuts including requisite Seahawk Sprinkles, Caprese Kabobs (recipe coming soon), and this breakfast casserole. Why a casserole? When you know I'm not a huge fan? Because I needed something I could prepare in advance, something flavorful and low maintenance, and something that could serve a crowd easily.
After researching some recipes that frankly scared the shit out of me, I stared at the chorizo I'd bought the day before to make empanadas with and got smacked in the face with inspiration: breakfast burritos, but in casserole form. Brilliant. Being a SoCal native, The Breakfast Burrito was as much a part of my culinary culture as guacamole. Many places, both large and small would put out their version of the simple breakfast fusion, some with greater success than others. Hell even McDonald's jumped on the breakfast burrito bandwagon with their pathetic version. So suffice it to say, I've had my fair share of the food. One of the better burritos I've ever had actually was at a doughnut shop in Orange County -- Aliso Viejo Doughnuts. Stop by if you're in the area and get yourself one (and a doughnut while you're at it) -- super, super good and one of the best you'll have.