Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Southwestern Breakfast Bake

I make breakfast for dinner quite a bit.  Funny, my actual breakfast in the morning is often quite boring and repetitive.  Much as I would love this in the morning for breakfast, I would never be organized enough to actually make this.  Mornings consist of a quick fried egg or oatmeal.  Delicious meals like this are reserved for dinner.  At least in my house. 

Helen used a can of mexicorn in her breakfast but I used a big can of corn, an onion and a pepper.  Same ingredients but more volume so I added more eggs too.  This was fantastic and I can't wait to make it again.  For dinner.

Southwestern Breakfast Bake
Adapted from Miz Helen's Kitchen

1 - 15 oz. can corn, drained
1 red pepper, diced
1 onion, diced
1 - 4 oz. can of green chiles
10 corn tortillas, cut up
2 cups cheddar or colby jack cheese, shredded
6 eggs
6 egg whites
3/4 cup milk
3/4 tsp. chili powder
3/4 tsp. cumin
Salt and pepper to taste

In a mixing bowl, combine the corn, peppers, onions and green chiles. Line the bottom of a 12 x 15 in. pan (see note) with half the tortillas. I tore mine into bite sized pieces.  Layer half the corn mixture on top of tortillas.  Sprinkle on half the cheese.  Repeat layers.  In another bowl, whisk together eggs, whites, milk and spices.  Pour over layers in pan. Bake 40 - 45 minutes at 350 degrees until browned on top and egg is done. 

Note:  Helen cooked hers in a 9 x 13 pan and used a can of mexicorn instead of corn, peppers and onions.  Mine was larger because of more ingredients and volume so I cooked mine in a 12 x 15.  You can still use a 9 x 13 but it might need to cook longer. 

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  1. I am with you about breakfast for dinner. I love when we do this. Breakfasts like yours are comfort food.

  2. I always stick to my usual breakfast as well, but breakfast for dinner is my FAVORITE! This bake looks so tasty!

  3. Love this! It's like breakfast enchiladas!

  4. I would enjoy this for breakfast, or for dinner - what a great casserole!

  5. Love breakfast dinners. I need to have more of them. This looks great and filling :)

  6. I love breakfast for dinner. This looks great!!

  7. I would totally do this for dinner too! If I ate this for breakfast I'd have to go back to sleep! So filling. You make the best casseroles! I'm going to start calling you the Casserole Queen!

  8. This is great for any meal! Love it and will have to make it.

  9. This looks so good. It's perfect for breakfast for dinner.

  10. I'll have to put this on my menu soon - love savory breakfasts!!

  11. Hi Debbi,
    I saw this the other day when you posted and I was coming over to see it and then I got side tracked, does that ever happen to you? I am so glad that you like this recipe, we just love it and I like your touches to it as well! Thanks for sharing and have a great week end!
    Miz Helen