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Chorizo Egg Casserole

Ingredients

1 pound fresh chorizo
3 cups frozen cubed hash brown potatoes
1 medium onion, diced
3/4 cup chopped sweet red pepper
2 garlic cloves, minced
5 large eggs
1-1/2 cups half-and-half cream
1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chiles
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 cup shredded Monterey Jack or pepper jack cheese
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
3 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro, divided
Sour cream
Hot pepper sauce

Method

In a large nonstick skillet, cook and crumble chorizo over medium-high heat until cooked through, 5-7 minutes. Drain on paper towels.

In same skillet, cook and stir potatoes, onion and pepper until tender, 5-7 minutes. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.

Remove from heat; stir in chorizo. Cool 15 minutes.

Whisk eggs, cream, green chiles and chili powder.

Layer a greased 11×7-in. baking dish with half each of the following: chorizo mixture, cheeses, and egg mixture; sprinkle with 1 tablespoon cilantro.

Top with remaining chorizo and eggs; sprinkle with remaining cheeses and 1 tablespoon cilantro. Refrigerate, covered, overnight.

Preheat oven to 350°.

Remove casserole from refrigerator while oven heats. Bake, uncovered, until set and bubbling, 35-40 minutes.

Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Sprinkle with remaining cilantro.

Serve with sour cream and pepper sauce.