If you’re looking for an easy (AKA lazy 😉 ) way to make breakfast burritos… might I suggest trying this recipe for chorizo breakfast burrito casserole!
I was wanting to make my husband some breakfast burritos to bring to work everyday, but due to a hand injury burritos seemed impossible for me to roll.
But fear not my friends, I found a way to make it work…
Everything that I was going to put in the burritos I simply baked into the casserole!
And my husband can make his own breakfast burritos/ tacos with toppings such as sour cream, jalapenos, and hot sauce!
How to make chorizo breakfast burrito casserole
This breakfast casserole has a Southwest/ Tex-Mex flavor profile.
So for the sausage I went with ground chorizo.
If your chorizo comes in links, remove the casings and cook in a skillet over medium heat for 6 to 8 minutes with some olive oil.
Break the chorizo apart with your spatula as it cooks.
When the chorizo is cooked, remove it from the skillet and place on a plate lined with paper towels.
Set the same skillet over medium heat and add a little more olive oil.
Then add half a bag of frozen hash browns (15 ounces total) and a bag of frozen onions and peppers that have already been chopped.
You could certainly use freshly chopped onions and peppers, but due to my hand injury I’m taking all the help that I can get.
Season the hash browns, peppers, and onions with kosher salt, pepper, and fajita or Taco seasoning if desired.
Then let this cook for 10 to 12 minutes stirring a few times.
And now it’s time to assemble this beautiful casserole!
First grease a 9 x 13 casserole dish.
Next layer the potato and pepper mixture, the cooked chorizo, and some cheese.
Keep layering until all the ingredients of are gone, but save about a cup of the cheese to sprinkle over top.
Finally whisk together six eggs, two cups milk, kosher salt, and pepper.
Pour this mixture into the casserole dish and press down slightly.
Cover with foil and bake in a 375 degree oven for 30 minutes.
Remove the foil and sprinkle the remaining cup of cheese over top.
Then cook an additional 15 to 20 minutes with the foil off.
Serve chorizo breakfast burrito casserole with flour tortillas and toppings of choice!
We went with sour cream, hot sauce, and jalapeno slices.
This casserole is also fabulous without the tortillas but I do recommend still adding the toppings!
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Chorizo Breakfast Burrito Casserole
Chorizo Breakfast Burrito Casserole has everything yummy in a breakfast burrito, just bake, serve, and everyone can assemble their own burrito
- olive oil
- 1 pound ground chorizo sausage
- 15 oz frozen, shredded hash browns (I used half of the 30 oz bag)
- 12 oz bag frozen sliced peppers and onions
- kosher salt, pepper
- Optional: fajita or taco seasoning blend
- 2 1/2 cups shredded cheese of choice (I used Mexican blend)
- 2 cups milk
- 5 to 6 eggs
- Optional: flour tortillas, sour cream, salsa, hot sauce, jalapenos
Set a large skillet over medium heat. Add some olive oil and the ground chorizo sausage. Cook 6 to 8 minutes breaking it apart as it cooks.
Note: If your ground chorizo comes in links, remove the casings before cooking.
Remove the chorizo onto a plate with paper towels to drain the excess grease. Add a little more olive oil along with the frozen hash brown, onions, and peppers to the same skillet over medium heat.
Season with kosher salt, pepper and fajita or taco seasoning if using. Cook 10 to 12 minutes, stirring a few times
Grease a 9 x 13 casserole dish and layer the potatoes onions and pepper mixture, chorizo, and cheese a few times. Save about a cup of the cheese to sprinkle over top later.
Put the milk, eggs, kosher salt, and pepper a bowl and whisk until evenly. Pour this over the casserole and press down slightly.
Cover with foil and bake in a 375 degree oven for 30 minutes. Remove the foil, sprinkle the remaining cup of cheese over top, and place back in the oven for an additional 15 to 20 minutes.
Let cool and either enjoy this casserole as is or set out flour tortillas and toppings such as sour cream, salsa, hot sauce, and or jalapenos so everyone can build their own tacos or burritos.