Ham and Cheese Biscuit Muffins

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Start before you go to bed, and this overnight breakfast burrito bake will be ready when everyone wakes up in the morning! Just set out bowls of shredded cheese, diced avocado, hot sauce, salsa, cilantro, and onion and let your guests customize and roll their own delicious breakfast burritos. Want to stretch this even further and serve it for a fun brunch? Use 6-inch tortillas and serve with mimosas!

breakfast burrito next to a slow cooker full of egg, potato, and cheese mixture
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
3 hrs 20 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 40 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 burritos

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds bulk breakfast sausage

  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped

  • 1 medium bell pepper, finely chopped

  • cooking spray

  • 1 (16 ounce) package frozen shredded hash browns

  • 2 ½ cups shredded Cheddar cheese

  • 12 large eggs

  • 1 cup milk

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 12 (10 inch) flour tortillas, warmed

Directions

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add sausage and cook, breaking it up with the back of a spoon, until lightly browned and crumbly, about 8 minutes. Add onion and bell pepper; cook until onion is softened, about 5 more minutes. Blot any excess oil in the pan with a paper towel. Continue to cook until sausage is cooked completely, 5 to 7 more minutes. Remove from the heat. (This step can be done 1 day ahead.)

  2. Spray a slow cooker with cooking spray. Add sausage mixture, hash browns, and Cheddar cheese.

  3. Whisk eggs, milk, salt, and pepper together in a bowl until well blended. Pour into the slow cooker and stir until evenly combined. Cook on Low 6 to 8 hours or on High for 3 to 4 hours, stirring after the first hour.

  4. Serve mixture inside warmed tortillas with desired toppings.

Cook's Notes:

This is easily adaptable! You can use Monterey Jack cheese instead of Cheddar. Or add in your favorite breakfast ingredients such as chopped ham, sliced chile peppers, or cooked bacon.

To speed up the cooking process, skip the slow cooker! Place the mixture in a large casserole dish and bake in a 350 degree F (175 degree C) oven for 60 to 70 minutes.

Bonus: This holds up well after the slow cooker is turned off so it can sit, covered, for an extra hour or two so breakfast doesn't have to be rushed!

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

746 Calories
51g Fat
46g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 746
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 51g 66%
Saturated Fat 20g 100%
Cholesterol 264mg 88%
Sodium 1347mg 59%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 17%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Protein 28g
Potassium 585mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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