Breakfast Casserole With Homemade Beef Sasuage
Happy Friday!!!! And the Friday before Memorial weekend, so even better! It's also the last Friday recipe for the month of May and today I have Terryn from Faith Family and Beef here to share with you a super delicious breakfast, perfect for this weekend! Terryn and her husband live in the Nebraska Sandhills. They're busy not only raising a family but bringing up beef as well. On her blog she writes about her life as a mom and rancher.
With Homemade Beef Sausage
One of my duties as a ranch wife is to feed the crews of folks who help us on the days when the work load is more than my husband and I can handle on our own. On a typical crew day, I serve breakfast and a noon meal to the guys and gals who help us out. The food serves as a sort of payment in return for their help, so whatever I fix has got to be good. No pressure, right?
Anyway, this breakfast casserole has become my signature morning meal of choice on crew days. It’s fairly quick and super easy. It can be adjusted to feed the masses, and it is versatile. I used to make it with store-bought pork sausage, but one day I didn’t have any pork sausage on hand. I did, however, have ground beef. So, I switched to homemade beef sausage and haven’t looked back. I just think that the beef sausage adds an extra little layer of hearty character.
Breakfast Casserole with Homemade Beef Sausage
For the Sausage
1 pound ground beef
2 ½ teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons onion powder
1 teaspoon ground or rubbed sage
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
For the Casserole
4 cups hash browns
1/ cup sour cream
2 tablespoons half ‘n’ half
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
2 green onions, chopped
2 cups shredded cheese of choice (I use a Colby Jack blend, but cheddar would be great too!)
Stir the garlic powder, onion powder, sage, salt and pepper together in a small bowl. Place the ground beef in a large bowl; mix the seasoning into the ground beef with your hands until evenly combined.
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot add the ground beef sausage to the skillet and cook until browned, 8-10 minutes.
Meanwhile, whisk together in a large bowl the eggs, sour cream, half ‘n’ half, salt and pepper.
To assemble, spread the hash browns on the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish. Pour the egg mixture evenly over the hash browns. Sprinkle the browned sausage and green onion over the eggs and hash browns. Top with the cheese.
Cover with foil and bake 20 minutes in a 375 degree preheated oven. Uncover and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes, or until cheese starts to brown and the eggs are only slightly jiggly in the center of the pan. Remove the casserole from the oven and let it stand for 10-15 minutes to allow eggs to set.
Serve with your choice of toppings; hot sauce, salsa, sour cream, etc. Enjoy!