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Mexican Breakfast Enchiladas

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Breakfast Casserole may be new to me, but breakfast isn’t. I cannot live without breakfast. I’m not being dramatic either, I literally am a different person if I don’t get my breakfast. Well, breakfast and sleep. Both actually change me. I’ve never really understood how some people can skip breakfast or dislike it.I’m sure they probably feel the same about me needing breakfast, but I just cannot imagine not having something to eat in the morning. Even with breakfast I’m always ready for a snack an hour or so later. Lately we’ve been loving breakfast sausage and when my husband requested something savory and big for breakfast last weekend, I decided to knock it out of the park with Mexican Breakfast Enchiladas, and since I’m currently working with Old El Paso I knew I wanted to really spice things up.

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Lately I’ve been feeling so go, go, go all the time and of course your life is never in balance when you are running around with your head cut off, which in turn makes everything a little more stressful and it’s for sure harder to be a mom. I decided that (remember, I don’t work at all on the weekends in order to be with family) I needed to start waking up a little earlier so that I can get a few things done for me in the morning before the kids wake up and need all of my attention. I HATE waking up in the morning, and I mean despise it with every fiber of my being, but I will fully admit that it has changed so much for me. I’m able to do the things that make me a better person before the rest of the family gets up and once they do I can give them the attention they need and deserve.

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I’m such a big believer that it’s our job as human beings to care for those around us, especially if you’re a mom. Kids are only kids once and one day they will be contributing human beings to the community. Or at least we hope so. I don’t ever want my children to not care about life, people, manners, education etc all because I was always too busy to slow down and teach them. And it’s hard. Sometimes it’s really hard. Kind of like today when they were both absolutely refusing to listen to anything my husband or I said, but then I have to remember that it’s just an off day. If they are kinda buggin’ it’s probably time for me to realign my priorities and give them my full attention.

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And that’s always easier said than done, but in the end work can wait. A clean home can wait (not too long mind you, a clean home is a peaceful home). Dinner can even wait. I totally recognize that when life gets all stressful and annoying that I’m usually the problem. That I am not doing things in the proper order (taking care of relationships in the home before friends, work etc). But it usually takes me some time to realize that. Halfway through a rotten day I’ll finally say, “what the heck am I doing arguing with you over eating your lunch? Let’s turn this into a picnic and have fun while we eat and make a memory while we’re at it.” Isn’t that what being an adult is all about? Being old enough to think through situations and care, genuinely care about the lives around us.

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Am I the only one that has those days where you want to sell the kids to the zoo only to realize that you’re not being all that fun either?

What Is The Difference Between a Burrito and an Enchilada?

One difference between a burrito and an enchilada is the type of tortilla used.

Corn tortillas are usually used for enchiladas and flour for burritos.

Enchiladas tend to be a little more elaborate than burritos.

The tortillas are usually covered with a tomato and chili pepper sauce.

What is the Difference Between Red, Yellow and Green Bell Peppers?

The difference in the color is due to the ripeness of the pepper.

Red bell peppers are simply riper green peppers.

The brighter the color, the sweeter the pepper.

Can Breakfast Enchiladas Be Frozen?

Breakfast enchiladas can be assembled up to the point of baking, and then frozen.

Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and foil and freeze.

Mexican Breakfast Enchiladas

Mexican Breakfast enchiladas start with simple whole wheat tortillas layered with peppers, sausage, onions and egg ohsweetbasil.com

Mexican Breakfast Enchiladas

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Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 1 8x8" casserole

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound pork breakfast sausage cooked and chopped
  • 1/2 red green and yellow bell pepper, sliced, and sautéed
  • 1/3 Onion chopped and sautéed
  • 8 Eggs
  • 2 tablespoons of milk
  • 2 tablespoons Old El Paso taco seasoning
  • a pinch of salt and pepper
  • 3/4 cup of medium cheddar cheese grated, and divided
  • 3 whole wheat tortillas
  • Salsa

Instructions

  • Heat the oven to 400 degrees and spray an 8x8 inch baking dish.
  • Whisk together the eggs, milk, taco seasoning, salt and pepper.
  • Add the peppers, sausage, onion and 1/3 cup of cheese.
  • Stir everything together and set aside.
  • Spoon a little salsa on the bottom.
  • Place one tortilla in the baking dish and top with 3/4 cup of the egg mixture.
  • Repeat with remaining layers ending with the remaining egg mixture and cheese.
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 45-60 minutes, remove from the oven and serve with salsa.

Notes

Substitute any peppers, onions chilis or other mexican style ingredients.
Nutrition Facts
Mexican Breakfast Enchiladas
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 2301
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 1527.9mg509%
Carbohydrates 147g49%
Fiber 11g46%
Sugar 8.8g10%
Protein 120.3g241%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

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26 comments

  • I was looking at breakfast recipes and saw what you said about being a Mom. I called my daughter, that is a mother of 3 girls. She said Wow perfect time to here this. It was a crazy morning at her house as she was making pancakes. Thank you for that inspiration,

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  • I’m usually not one to fret over nutritional facts, but just to confirm is a serving of this dish seriously 2301 calories?

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    • oh man, it keeps pulling for the whole recipe

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  • This sounds delicious! I’m thinking I might make it for our staff breakfast this Friday. Question: is this the type of casserole I could put together the night before so it’s ready to pop in the oven the next morning? Just wondering if the tortillas might get mushy….

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    • We did it overnight once and it wasn’t bad, but it was softer for sure.

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  • Looks great! Wondering what “sause” is used on the bottom layer?? Thank you!

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    • Hi Summer, the sauce on the bottom is just the salsa, but I accidentally wrote “sauce”. Thanks for catching that.

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  • I like this;D

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  • I am not a huge breakfast eater, but I could definitely go for a piece of this. It sounds great!!!

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  • This is genius. I don’t know why I didn’t think of it.

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    • oh, psh I’m sure you’ve already made such a recipe. 😉

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  • Oh my, I would wake up early if I had this waiting for me on my breakfast plate 🙂 yum!!

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    • Well, I don’t know if I’d wake up early for anything, but this one definitely would be tempting

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  • I think I would eat this for breakfast, lunch and dinner. This looks fabulous!

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    • It’s totally great for all of the different meals!

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  • I’m sorry I’m not understanding this recipe, are you saying after pouring the 3/4 mixture that you put the two left over tortillas on top of each other and pour rest of the mixture? Thanks. I want to try this but want to do it right.

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    • Hi Pat, just put a little sauce in the bottom, add a tortilla, top with 3/4 cup of the egg mixture and a little cheese, add another tortilla, egg mixture, cheese and continue the pattern until you’ve used everything.

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  • I know what I’m having for breakfast tomorrow morning!

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    • Booyah!! Miss you, girl!

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  • They look divine. I’m looking forward to trying these soon!

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    • Thank you!!

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  • This was the first thing I looked at when I woke up this morning – can’t stop thinking about it!! YUM!

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    • Thanks Liz! Hope you are well and give that cute belly a little pat from me!

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  • These look incredible! Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day, I will be making these this weekend!

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  • Enchiladas for breakfast? Count me in! This sounds awesome!

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  • I also love my breakfast and my sleep! Can’t function without it. And, I’m sure I’ll love this too! 🙂

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