Sunday, January 10, 2010

How About Some Hash Browns?

I found this recipe in my All New Ultimate Southern Living Cookbook. It's a great make-ahead recipe. Put together the evening before and pop into the oven the next morning. Too bad I didn't have the ingredients on hand, but will definitely plan for it next weekend.  This is a great brunch recipe, served with fresh fruit, juice, and hot, steaming coffee!

Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole

1 lb. ground hot pork sausage                                     1/4 c. chopped onion
2 1/2 c. frozen cubed hash browns                              5 large eggs, lightly beaten
2 c. shredded sharp cheddar cheese                            1 3/4 c. milk
1 c. all-purpose baking mix (Bisquick)                         1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
Toppings: green salsa or picante sauce, sour cream

Cook sausage & onion in large skillet over medium-high heat 5-6 minutes or until meat crumbles. Stir in hash browns, and cook 5-7 minutes, or until sausage is no longer pink and potatoes are lightly browned. Drain well; spoon into greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish. Stir together eggs and next 5 ingredients; pour evenly over sausage mixture. Cover and chill 8 hours. Bake, covered, at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Uncover and bake additional 10 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted into center comes out clean. Let stand 5 minutes afer removing from oven. Serve with toppings, if desired.  Serves 8.

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