Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Sausage Egg Casserole

If you're invited to a potluck brunch and don't know what to bring, and you want something tasty and satisfying and Paleo that will still please the non-Paleos, here's your solution! This is tasty enough to work for any meal, in my opinion. But I'm an egg fan! My office mate Corey tipped me off to the original recipe and I made a few changes - took out the cheese, adjusted some seasonings. Here is what I ended up doing.
Sausage Egg Casserole

about 1/2 tbsp butter (or coconut oil)
1 1/2 lbs bulk breakfast sausage (I used the pork/sage sausage from Whole Foods)
assortment of seeded chopped peppers (I used 1 anaheim, 1 pasilla, and 3 fresnos)
10 eggs
1 tbsp heavy whipping cream (optional)
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp salt (optional)
pepper to taste
1 small can of tomatoes with green chiles
a few large spoonfuls of jarred or canned green chiles
  1. Brown the sausage in a nonstick frying pan and drain off the excess fat with paper towels (there will be a lot of fat).
  2. Preheat the oven to 375.
  3. Butter (or oil) a 13x9 inch glass baking dish. Spread the cooked sausage evenly over the bottom. Sprinkle the peppers on top.
  4. Beat the eggs with the cream and then add in the spices. Pour egg mixture into the pan. Gently stir in the tomatoes and green chiles.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until it is no longer liquid in the center. If it's starting to brown too much at the edges but is still liquid in the center, lower the oven temp to 350 and keep cooking.
Note: 2 potential problems may arise - it is too salty or too greasy. Sometimes green chile or canned tomatoes have a lot of salt and then you're also adding salt and you have salty sausage, so you may need to omit the added salt. If you find the sausage too greasy or just don't like sausage, you can substitute lean ground beef or buffalo. You might want to add some more spices though.

This is awesome left over and you will probably be microwaving it at work for lunch . Or if you have a busy week and won't have time to make breakfast, make a pan of this on Sunday and you'll be set for the week. Yum!



Jessa said...

That sounds delish. I've been having a hard time finding any recipes I like. ( I'm low carb..but not quite Paleo). I'll try this tomorrow. Thanks!

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