Chorizo Breakfast Casserole

Chorizo Breakfast Casserole

Update: I’ve posted a YouTube video on making Chorizo Breakfast Casserole!

I break my breakfast foods into two separate categories. First there is the weekend breakfast. This is meant to be extravagant, over the top, and possibly really long and time consuming.  There is a decent payoff but it is in no way practical for every day eating.  Also, these recipes might be too high in calories or have ratios that aren’t perfect for keto. The second category is the weekday breakfast.  These should be super easy and make tons of portions. Today’s recipe fits in the later category. Chorizo Breakfast Casserole is designed for 5 days of breakfast for two.

Finished Chorizo Breakfast CasseroleHere’s the finished result!  Note that half has tomatoes because my wife like’s them in her breakfast and I don’t ;)

ChorizoToday’s recipe starts with chorizo.  If you’re not familiar, its a spicy Latin sausage.  I used to be able to find it ground but for some reason it now only comes in this sausage form.

grinding chorizoNo fear, we can grind it! Honestly, I was kind of shocked that this worked so well but I just jammed those sausages into my Kitchenaid meat grinder and it make a really nice consistency!

Ground ChorizoI ground the whole package and froze the remainder for later.

15" Lodge Cast IronTo make my breakfast cooking easier, I recently picked up a 15″ Lodge Cast Iron. Note, this thing is HUGE! You can see my 12″ and 8″ in the background for comparison. On the plus side it really makes quick work of these large portion sizes.

Ground ChorizoSpread the ground chorizo out on the skillet and cook away!

Onions and PeppersNext I chopped up some onions and peppers and threw them in the same skillet after the chorizo was finished.

Chroizo and OnionsOnce the onions are done, add them into a large bowl along with the chorizo.  This is a change from the way I used to make my breakfast casseroles like the breakfast quiche. I used to mix them up in the casserole dish but this caused it to be inconsistent and it would often stick to the pan. So now I use a huge bowl and add all the ingredients as they finish.

SpinachFor this version, I microwaved some frozen spinach, drained it, and tossed it in.  Note that you could add any vegetables at this point.  I often go with either cauliflower or broccoli depending on what I have on hand.

EggsNow for the eggs. For casserole sized dishes, I normally do 12 eggs.

Cream Then I add 1 Tbsp (15 ml / 15 g) per egg.SpicesThen I add the standard spices.  For me that means onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper.Eggs WhiskedFinally I whisk it all together.

Shredded CheeseThe last ingredient is freshly shredded cheese.

Add the CheeseAdd the cheese to the bowl along with all the rest of the ingredients.Add the eggs and mixThe last thing to add is the egg mixture.  Make sure to do this fast as some of the ingredients might be hot and you don’t want to scramble the eggs. You want to transition the mixture to a casserole dish soon after you add the eggs.Place in a greased casserole dishMove the mixture to a large casserole dish and optionally add tomatoes.Finished Chorizo Breakfast Casserole

That’s it!  You’re done!  Now you have a full week of Delicious Chorizo Breakfast Casserole!

Chorizo Breakfast Casserole
 
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Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 10
  • Serving size: 1/10th
  • Calories: 362
  • Fat: 28
  • Carbohydrates: 7
  • Fiber: 2
  • Protein: 24
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Ingredients
  • 16 Oz Ground Chorizo
  • 110 g Onion (1 small)
  • 145 g Green Pepper (1 small)
  • 366 g Spinach
  • 180 g Heavy Cream (12 Tbsp)
  • 12 eggs
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Salt, Pepper
  • 8 Oz Cheddar
  • 9 Oz Cherry Tomatoes
Instructions
  1. Cook the spinach in the microwave
  2. Grind up or chop the chorizo and cook in a skillet until browned
  3. Put finished chorizo in a large bowl
  4. Thinly slice 1 onion and 1 pepper, cook in the same skillet, when done put in the large bowl
  5. When the spinach is done, add to the bowl
  6. Whisk together the 12 eggs, heavy cream and spices
  7. Add the cheese to the bowl and combine, then add the egg mixture and combine
  8. Transfer to a greased casserole dish
  9. (Optional) Add cherry tomatoes
  10. Cook at 350 degrees for 50 minutes
 

Tovolo 7.5 Quart Mixing Bowl
Most of my large 5day recipes and casseroles are all mixed together before being baked. You really need a giant bowl to hold all the ingredients and this one fits the bill!
Lodge 12-inch Cast Iron Skillet
The only pan you really need. Once properly seasoned, this pan can cook anything you can imagine! Lasts forever and never wears out.
4.8 Quart Casserole Dish
Great for cooking those gigantic, week long casseroles! I call them 5day meals on the website. Normal casserole dishes are 10×13 but this one is gigantic and can easily be divided into ten portions.

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