Mexican Tortilla Breakfast Sausage

This dish takes the traditional casserole and adds elements of Mexican cuisine and your favorite breakfast ingredients. Onion, bell pepper[, garlic, green chilies and cilantro add bold, authentic flavors to the dish. For a tasty bonus, crushed tortillas are used to give this recipe a fun and playful texture. Together with eggs and Johnsonville Hot & Spicy Breakfast Sausage Links you've got a winning combination that'll take the boredom out of breakfast.]

Total Time:
1 hr 25 min
Prep:
35 min
Cook:
50 min

Yield:
12 Servings

Ingredients
  • 2 packages (12 ounces, each) Johnsonville Hot & Spicy Breakfast Sausage Links
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • ½ cup chopped sweet red bell pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 cans (4 ounces, each) diced mild green chilies
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded pepper-jack cheese
  • ½ cup chopped green onion
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 4 cups coarsely crushed tortilla chips
  • 10 eggs
  • 2 -½ cups milk
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon hot pepper sauce
Directions

1. Cook sausages according to package directions; cut into ¼-inch slices; set aside.

2. In a skillet, saute onion and bell pepper in oil until almost tender.

3. Stir in garlic and chili pepper; cook for 1 additional minute.

4. Add sausage and chilies; set aside.

5. In a bowl, combine cheeses, green onion and cilantro.

6. In a greased, 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking dish, sprinkle one third of tortilla chips.

7. Follow with one-half of the sausage mixture and one-half of the cheese mixture; repeat.

8. In a bowl, beat eggs, milk, salt and pepper sauce; pour over layered ingredients.

9. Sprinkle with remaining tortilla chips.

10. Bake, uncovered, at 350°F for 45-50 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.

11. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting.


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