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southwestern brunch eggs

(1 rating)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Geoffry Le Cher
Hoover, AL

Sometimes it is all about the Southwestern culture. I love the smoky cumin, cilantro, and chorizo zing first thing on a Sunday morning... and I hope you do too.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

A Southwestern twist on a breakfast casserole. Browned chorizo sausage and spices give these fluffy eggs a robust flavor and a slight kick. Assembling the casserole the night before means this is perfect on a busy weekend morning. Easy enough for a Sunday morning, but special enough to serve for a holiday breakfast.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(1 rating)
yield 8 serving(s)
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For southwestern brunch eggs

  • 12-16 slice
    sourdough bread, cut in 1" cubes - stale is best
  • 2 c
    cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 c
    Monterey jack cheese, grated
  • 12 lg
    eggs, whipped to a froth
  • 2 c
  • 1 can
    green chiles, diced (7 oz)
  • 1 can
    tomatoes and chiles (small, 10 oz)
  • 2 Tbsp
    dried cilantro
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp
    chipotle chili powder (smokey works best)
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 c
    chorizo (Mexican sausage, mild or medium), fried and drained of grease
  • fresh cilantro - garnish
  • sour crean

How To Make southwestern brunch eggs

Test Kitchen Tips
You'll see from our photos, we forgot to add the tomatoes with chiles in steps 6 and 7. This casserole was still delicious without them, so it's a very forgiving recipe.
  • Baking dish coated in cooking spray.
    Coat a 9x13" baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Eggs, milk, and seasonings whisked in a bowl.
    In a mixing bowl, beat eggs, milk, and seasonings together; set aside.
  • Trimming crust from bread.
    Trim crust from bread.
  • Some of the egg poured into the baking dish.
    Pour just enough egg mixture to cover the bottom of the prepared baking dish.
  • Half the bread in the baking dish.
    Line dish with half of the bread.
  • Half the cheese, chiles, and chorizo added.
    Spread half of each cheese, half of the chorizo, and half the chiles and tomato with chiles over the bread layer.
  • Layers repeated with the remaining ingredients.
    Add another bread layer and the remaining cheese, chorizo, chiles, and tomato with chiles.
  • Adding the remaining eggs to the casserole dish.
    Pour remaining egg mixture over the dish.
  • Casserole covered in foil to refrigerate.
    Cover with foil. Refrigerate overnight.
  • Baking the Southwestern breakfast casserole.
    Bake in 350 degree F. oven for 50 to 55 minutes or until liquid is set to custard. Garnish with fresh cilantro and serve with a dollop of sour cream.