Thursday, June 14, 2012

Slow-Cooker Breakfast Casserole:

What could be easier than dumping everything in a crock-pot before you go to bed and getting up to a great breakfast that is completely ready for you? That's exactly what's happening here! It's so easy and so yummy! We especially like it when we are having over night company, because there's not a lot to do in the morning and yet you have this great breakfast!! I hope you will give it a try!

32 (oz.) bag hash brown potatoes,
1 lb. sausage, cooked and well drained
1 small onion, chopped
1 medium bell pepper, chopped (optional)
1 & 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
12 eggs
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon pepper

Lightly spray inside of crock-pot with cooking spray or use an AWESOME crock-pot liner like we do! Layer all ingredients in this order: 1/3 hash browns, 1/3 sausage, 1/3 peppers and onions, and 1/3 cheese. Repeat layers two more times ending with cheese. In a large bowl, beat eggs, milk and pepper until eggs are well scrambled. Pour mixture over top everything in the crock-pot. 
Cover and cool on low for 6 - 7 hours or until eggs are set. Serve!!!

-It can cook for longer, but it tends to dry out a little if it cooks to long. If we aren't ready to eat it that soon, I will turn the crockpot to "warm" or even turn it off until we are ready to eat. This works great, because it will still be nice and hot, but not dry.
-To ensure that we don't have a greasy casserole, I drain the sausage as well as I can and then put it on paper towels to drain some more. This is, of course, optional, but I hate greasy food!
-We love to eat this with Monkey Bread!!!!

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