Friday, December 30, 2011

Crock pot Breakfast Casserole

Forgive my absence.  I have been eating...and cooking...just not paying attention to the amounts I'm dumping into the pot:)

This is SUPER duper easy and there are so many combinations you can try.  I've done butternut squash and chorizo sausage, but you could do spinach and mushroom (with seasoned beef), kale and bacon...the possibilities are endless.  

There's a little prep work the night before, but it's worth it to have a warm breakfast ready when you roll out of bed in the morning.

Ingredients:
  • 1 lb chorizo sausage (be sure to check your ingredients) [removed from casings if that's how your sausage came]
  • 1 small onion
  • 12 eggs
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 small butternut squash
  • Ghee/oil for greasing the crockpot 
Note:  I did not add any seasonings because the chorizo had enough salt/other spices.  However, if you tried another combination, you might need a little salt, pepper, etc.

Directions:
  1. In a skillet, start to cook the chorizo.  Meanwhile, dice the onion.
  2. Once the fat has begun to render, add the onion, cooking just until the onion is soft (you don't need to finish cooking the sausage - it will finish in the crock pot).
  3. Whip together eggs and coconut milk.
  4. Peel, de-seed, and slice/dice/chop your squash.
  5. Grease the inside of your crock pot (this is to help minimize the sticking).
  6. Put in your squash, the sausage/onion mixture, and then the egg/milk mixture.  Stir and make sure that all of the food is covered by the egg/milk mixture.
  7. Turn crock pot on low for 8-10 hours (I did 10...and it sat on warm for awhile...still very good).
  8. Wake up, eat, and enjoy!

11 comments:

  1. This looks really good, except I really don't like squash. Can you do it without the squash, or is it needed to bind everything together? Other than that it looks great, thanks for sharing!

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  2. I think you would be fine to omit the squash. You could try sweet potatoes (a little carb heavy) or another veggies as well.

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  3. I've always wanted to try something like this but figured it wouldn't work. Now I will!

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  5. Curious... when you use coconut milk, are you indicating the canned milk or the boxed stuff? I was thinking of making this tonight and it would be super handy to know. Thanks!

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  7. I tried this and it was a complete fail. lol The eggs had this repulsive sponge-like consistency and the whole things tasted wrong. I must have over cooked it or something? It sat on low for about 11 hours. The only differences was that I used bacon instead of sausage and added mushrooms. Not sure what happened with this one. :(

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    1. That's because chorizo is what is gonna make it juicy and not dried out. It's like oil in a recipe. It has all the flavor too. Look up quiche recipe next time if you don't want to cook with something as fatty as chorizo.

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  8. I substituted spinach for squash and it came out great. Thanks for the recipe!

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  9. Which kind of coconut milk should be used? Canned or boxed?

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