Monday, February 14, 2011

Sunset Chiles Rellenos Breakfast Casserole

Please Please PLEASE don't get tired of my Sunset cookbook.  I haven't yet and I'm the one cooking from it!

Bo has said he thought I belong in California - I'm his "little hippie," I love farmers markets, and I love the variance of cuisines that all converge in California.  So the Sunset cookbook was made for me!  And here is another winner..

Ok - this was one of those OMG moments; it was spicy plus sweet from the chorizo.

I used a veggie chorizo because that is what I had in the freezer  but to be honest that is what I will use next time because the flavor was nice and you couldn't tell the difference.

Find some adventurous eaters and have a ball! (ps - this is great grilled between bread for your husband's breakfast for days to come!)

Chiles Rellenos Breakfast Casserole (Sunset Cookbook)

8 poblano chiles
3/4 pound fresh high-quality Mexican chorizo
1 cup crumbled cotija cheese
1 teaspoon minced fresh oregano leaves
12 eggs
1/3 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup freshly shredded jack cheese

1. Preheat broiler. Lay chiles in a single layer on a baking sheet. Cook about 4 in. from broiler until chiles are blistering and black, about 5 minutes. Turn chiles over and broil until blistering and black all over, about 5 minutes. Put chiles in a large metal bowl and cover with foil or plastic wrap. Let sit 15 minutes.
2. Peel chiles and discard skins. Cut off stem ends and discard; remove seeds. Set chiles aside on layers of paper towels to dry.
3. Meanwhile, in a large frying pan over medium-high heat, cook chorizo, stirring occasionally to break up the meat, until cooked through, about 4 minutes.
4. Preheat oven to 375°. In a large bowl, mix chorizo, cotija, and oregano. Stuff chiles with mixture and lay them in an 8- by 12-in. baking dish.
5. In a large bowl, whisk eggs until they are thoroughly broken up and uniform in color and texture. Whisk in flour, baking powder, and salt. Sprinkle chiles with 1/2 the jack cheese. Pour egg mixture over chiles and sprinkle with remaining jack.
6. Bake until top starts to brown and the eggs are set but still soft, about 30 minutes.

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