Breakfast Burrito Casserole: It's Go Time

Breakfast Burrito Casserole: It's Go Time

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.

Ingredients

  • 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.
  • Love this recipe and it was very, very well received. Dish licked clean. Make it for your next morning game, church function, brunch party, or just because you love chorizo. Enjoy it!
  • This recipe makes enough to serve 6-8 people with good portions, up to 10-12 smaller portions for a perfect brunch buffet.
  • Breakfast Burrito Casserole
  • 2-3 large yukon gold potatoes (you want about 3 cups worth of cubed potatoes), peeled and cut into cubes
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil (preferably spanish olive oil)
  • 2 Tbsp butter or nonstick spray
  • 2 lbs chorizo sausage (without casings or removed from casings)
  • 1 small white onion, chopped small
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup beef broth (or water)
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • your favorite fresh salsa, spicy level to your taste (use the fresh salsa in the refrigerated section, NOT the bottled kind)
  • 18 extra large eggs
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • avocado for garnish
  • sour cream for serving
  • 2 Tbsp finely chopped fresh cilantro for garnish (optional)
  • more spicy salsa or your favorite hot sauce for serving (optional)
Read the whole recipe on The Enchanted Spoon