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Friday, December 23, 2011

Our family is getting together for a Christmas breakfast at my parent's house this year. I think almost everyone will be there. We'll be missing about 4 people who because of work or distance can't make it but there should be 17 people there. We'll be having breakfast casseroles. I'm not a big breakfast person, but I do enjoy a casserole for breakfast OR dinner. This one was especially tasty. I made it with breakfast sausage but if you enjoy chorizo, use that. I put in pepper jack cheese for a little zing but green chilies could easily be added. Make it up the night before and pop it in the oven to have hot 'n ready for breakfast!!

South of the Border 
Breakfast Casserole

1 lb. sausage or chorizo
1 small onion - diced
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2 cups shredded pepper jack cheese
1 (8 oz.) can refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
4 eggs, beaten
3/4 cup milk
1/2 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. black pepper

Preheat oven to 425°F.

Cook onion and sausage in medium skillet over medium heat until browned. Drain.

Line bottom of greased 13" x 9" baking dish with crescent roll dough, firmly pressing perforations to seal. Sprinkle with cooked sausage/onion and cheese.

Combine remaining ingredients in medium bowl until blended; pour over sausage.

Bake covered for15 minutes and uncovered for an additional 10 or 15 minutes or until set. Let stand 5 minutes before cutting into squares; serve hot.

Makes 6 to 8 servings

Our ingredients....

Line the bottom of the pan with the crescent rolls. 
Make sure and seal the edges.

Saute the onion then add the sausage until it's all cooked.

Sprinkle the meat/onion over the rolls.

Then sprinkle the cheese over the meat.

Combine the eggs, milk, salt and pepper.

Pour the egg/milk mixture over the cheese.

You're going to think it's not enough egg mixture, but it is. 
You can give the pan a little shake to make sure that the egg mixture is distributed well.

Bake it up then allow it to cool for a few minutes. Yummy!

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