Chorizo Breakfast Casserole

Nothing says Sunday morning like a hot breakfast.  Especially when all I had to do was roll out of bed, about 90% still asleep, throw the pre-made casserole in the oven, turn on the coffeemaker, and stagger back to bed until I was roused from my second slumber by the tantalizingly spicy scent of chorizo.

I’m a huge fan of breakfast casseroles, both because of their simplicity–they’re incredibly easy to tweak and personalize and the ingredients are usually stuff you have on hand or leftover–and because I can prep them ahead of time and enjoy a lazy Sunday morning like a normal person.  While I was cooking dinner last night, I also browned the chorizo and chopped the veggies, tossed it all in a casserole dish, poured the eggs over it, and left it all in the fridge overnight.  Voila!

Oh, it tastes really, really good, too.  This one is so good (and good looking) people will think you’re a culinary genius.

1/2 lb Beef Chorizo
1/2 large Eggplant, sliced
1/2 Onion, sliced
1 c Veggies of Choice (I used leftover roasted Brussels sprouts)
12 Eggs
1/3 c Almond Meal
Salt and Pepper to taste

Brown the chorizo.  Cool and drain excess drippings.  In a greased 2QT baking dish, arrange eggplant slices along the bottom.  Top eggplant with cooled chorizo and vegetables.  Beat eggs together with almond meal, salt, and pepper.  Pour over the filling.

Refrigerate for at least 3 hours or overnight to allow eggs to settle and soak into the eggplant.  Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes.


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4 thoughts on “Chorizo Breakfast Casserole

  1. young grasshopper

    This might be a silly question, but do you have to sweat the eggplant before baking it? I've read a lot of recipes that say it's a must,,,, but it would be SOOOO much more convinient if the answer is no, lol. Crossing my fingers :)

  2. Camilla

    Nope! I guess you could if you really wanted to, but since I left it all to soak overnight I doubt sweating the eggplants would have made a difference.

  3. Linda

    I made this yesterday and had it for dinner. I used the whole pound of chorizo, one whole onion diced, spinach for the veggie, and used 1tsp. of salt & 1/4 tsp. of pepper in the eggs. I thought it was great and will make it again. Thanks for the recipe. :-}


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