Friday, November 13, 2009

Southwestern Egg Bake


I wanted to make a savory egg dish to take to Thursday morning coffee with the ladies, but couldn't decide on what I wanted to make. I didn't have any sausage and was kind of in a mood for something mexican/southwestern. So I created this! It was delicious and it disappeared! The six of us ate the entire pan. Very yummy!

Southwestern Egg Bake
10 eggs
1 can of tomatoes with green chilies (I used Del Monte brand), drained
8 oz of Colby and monterey jack cheese
1 onion, diced
1/4 tsp of red chili pepper
1/2 tsp cumin
salt to taste
1 tsp butter

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x13 baking dish. In a small skillet, add butter and let it melt. Then add onions and saute until translucent. You just want them to soften a bit but still to have some texture to them. Set aside.

In a large bowl, combine eggs and seasonings and whisk well. Then add, tomatoes, cheese and sauteed onions. Pour into greased baking dish and bake at 350 degrees for 25-35 minutes. Mine was done at 25 minutes and I probably could have even pulled it out at 20 minutes and it would have been fine. However, I think my oven cooks a bit hot. So start keeping a good eye on it around 20 minutes. You'll know it's done when the middle no longer jiggles and a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.
Enjoy!

Happy eating!

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5 comments:

Mary said...

I need breakfast casseroles for the holidays so I'm really glad you posted this. It sounds delicious.

Freddae' said...

Now there is something my family would literally "eat up". Thanks for posting this.

Live.Love.Eat said...

I love egg bakes. Delicious!

ButterYum said...

Amanda - your food always makes me so hungry. I'd happily eat anything you made.

:)
ButterYum

Samantha said...

This sounds delicious !