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Family Tradition Christmas A.M. Breakfast

Eggs, Sausage, Green Chile = Winner!

 These “Baked Eggs” have been my family tradition for many, many years now.  Of course, I have done various renditions, depending on my vegetarian years, and my tolerance for various ingredients. But no matter the ‘adjustment’, they are guaranteed GOOD!

1 lb. sausage (we use a friends home raised pork but veggie sausage works well too)
6 eggs
1 cup Bisquick (which I no longer use:  make your own, recipe at bottom here)
2 cups milk (whole goats’ milk here)
1 cup grated cheese (Gothberg Farms bits & pieces or any melting cheese)
Generous hunk of hot New Mexico roasted Green Chiles

Brown sausage and drain well.  Place in 1 quart casserole dish ( I use the iron skillet I browned the sausage in).  Top with cheese and chile.  Beat eggs until fluffy and add bisquick mix and milk.  Beat together well.  Pour over sausage and cheese.  Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes or until cheese is lightly browned and edges are bubbly.

Don’t fuss too much about the order of adding things.  I just threw it all in the skillet and stirred it around and it was fantastic.

Delightful served with cranberry muffins and mimosas on the more motivated years.

Bisquick sub:
1 cup flour
1 ½ tsp. baking powder
½ tsp salt
1 T. butter (which I omitted-enough fat to carry it I think!)

Honestly, this is super easy and really good.  Leftovers hold up well too.  Just be sure to get them out of the iron skillet to store them so they don’t taste like the iron.