Recipe by The Kitchen at Johnsonville 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."
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2 (12 ounce) packages
Johnsonville® Hot & Spicy Breakfast Sausage Links
chopped sweet red bell pepper
garlic cloves, minced
2 (4 ounce) cans
diced mild green chilies
shredded Cheddar cheese
shredded pepperjack cheese
chopped green onion
chopped fresh cilantro
coarsely crushed tortilla chips
2 1/2 cups
hot pepper sauce
I halved this recipe and served it for dinner with a little sour cream on the side. We thought it was very tasty, and I'd definitely make it again. I used a whole 7 oz can of diced green chiles for the half recipe, and the chips I used were the nacho cheese tortilla chips from Trader Joe's. I used the original breakfast sausage from Johnsonville, and even though it does contain MSG, I did not get a headache or retain water from it---a very happy result! Thanks for a good dinner, Johnsonville!
So, definitely 5 stars. The flavor was perfect for a true Mexican breakfast. So perfect in fact, that no one added salsa. I made a few alterations -- used 1.5 cans dried green chiles instead of 2 and 1 tsp chili powder. And, instead of fresh cilantro, I used Knorr's dried cube cilantro, which worked great for flavoring and didn't leave little green leafy things in the casserole. The only drawback was the preparation time -- it took a lot of time and I sure hoped the recipe would be worth it. Surprise! It was totally worth it! It set up perfectly w/in the cooking time (and for high altitude that's awesome). The teenagers LOVED it. Thanks, Johnsonville, once again a new family favorite.
This comes together really well, & even cut in half! (There's only 3 of us). However!!! You MUST give it plenty of time to "set up" after...no matter how much your mouth begs to just dip in!!! If you serve it too soon it will be all soupy & goopy. Ask me how I know !!! HTH!
This reminds me of something I ate for breakfast in Mexico. While I don't think it is too much work I can't see my family eating it for breakfast, mid day brunch or dinner is more likely. We had it this evening. I prepped everything earlier in the day and refrigerated it until ready to bake. It was very well received, even by a picky 4 yr old. Once again Johnsonville scores well in our house.
This is a great recipe. I couldn't find a Johnsonville turkey breakfast sausage so used another brand of turkey breakfast sausage and it was great!
This came out great. I did omit the chiles due to an allergy. It did need a little extra cook time but that may be because of the pan I used. The sausage was a standout in this recipe.
We enjoyed this recipe made with Johnsonville breakfast sausage. Like other cooks, I halved the recipe as it's just the two of us, however, unlike others that found it too loose, we found that my casserole was a bit dry. A dollop of sour cream worked for the first meal. On a reheat, it just became drier. Would I make this again? Yes, I will with some small changes. Nobody beats the quality of Johnsonville sausage. P.S. Sorry, no picture. My dear husband accidently deleted it from the camera.
This recipe was really good! I halved the recipe because there's only 3 of us here. There is a lot of prep work and it's not easy to just throw together, but it was worth it in the end. Even my 2 year old ate this! I didn't have pepper jack cheese, so I just added 1/2 an jalapeño minced with cheddar. I also added more salt and pepper.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Mexican Tortilla Breakfast Casserole
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 294
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