I used to make this recipe for parties a lot!: https://www.cherylsrecipes.net/recipe/chili-dip/ It was super fast and easy.
However, when I found out that I had wheat and soy allergies, I could no longer make it because every single canned chili I can find has soy (along with a lot of preservatives) in it! I am also not a big fan of Velveeta because it is so processed. So I came up with this recipe as a replacement and it is even better, although obviously not as easy! It is still not too difficult though. I will certainly be making it again!
If you would rather used canned chili for the convenience, just use 3 cans of chili in this recipe. Or, if you have a favorite chili recipe (with or without beans), substitute about 6-7 cups of that for this chili.
This breakfast casserole uses meat, onions, peppers, potatoes and eggs, along with a generous amount of cheese. We made a double batch of this for a family vacation and combined sausage, bacon and Canadian bacon for the meats, and used a variety of cheeses, including Swiss, Italian, sharp cheddar, Mexican blend, and more. It was a huge hit!
Saute the bacon in a large skillet. When it starts to brown, add sausage, onions, sweet pepper, garlic and jalapenos (if you are using them). Saute until the sausage is fully cooked. Season with salt, pepper and garlic powder as it is cooking. Drain fat.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees if baking now.
In a large bowl, combine potatoes, hot sauce (opt.), meat and veggies. Stir in cottage cheese and all but 1/2 cup of cheddar and 1/2 cup of Swiss cheeses. Add beaten eggs.
Grease a 9x13" pan. Spread the mixture into the pan. Top with reserved cheese.
At this point, if you are making this ahead, cover the casserole with foil or plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator. About 30 minutes before you will bake it, remove it from the fridge so that it can start to come to room temp. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until all the cheese is melted and bubbling, and the casserole has set up in the middle. Allow the casserole to cool for a few minutes, then cut into pieces and serve.
This is what was left.
The original recipe is from www.centercutcook.com/amish-breakfast-casserole/
This is actually the start of my Breakfast Skillet (https://www.cherylsrecipes.net/recipe/breakfast-skillet/), but without the eggs and cheese. I make this often when I want a quick, healthy lunch. If you are watching your carbs, you can leave the potato out, although this is a very small potato anyway.
Heat cast iron skillet on stove. Add avocado oil.
Add potatoes and onions to skillet.
Let that cook while you prep the other veggies.
Add remaining veggies to skillet. Season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring often, until they are cooked as desired.
I like to add roasted black sesame seeds to mine for extra flavor and nutrition.
Each serving contains 271 calories, 15 g fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 71 mg sodium, 1131 mg potassium (32%), 31 g carbs, 5 g fiber, 9 g sugar, 6 g protein, 44% vitamin A, 180% vitamin C, 9% calcium, 19% iron
Lots of veggies, topped with cheese and eggs of your choice. This can also be used as a quick, healthy lunch: https://www.cherylsrecipes.net/recipe/stir-fried-veggies/ although I don’t usually use the eggs and cheese when I eat it as a stir fry.
In a skillet over medium-medium high heat, add avocado oil. Add onions and potatoes.
Add sweet pepper.
When potatoes are mostly cooked through, add spinach and tomatoes to skillet and cook to wilt spinach leaves. Season with salt and pepper as desired. Put into serving bowl and top with cheese and eggs.
Each serving contains 487 calories, 29 g fat, 386 mg cholesterol, 298 mg sodium, 1147 mg potassium, 36 g carbs, 7 g fiber, 13 g sugar, 22 g protein, 143% vitamin A, 121% vitamin C, and 29% iron
This is chock full of nutrition! Lots of yummy vegetables wrapped in eggs, and topped with salsa, cheese and cilantro! It’s a great way to start your day! Of course, as always, you can swap out any ingredients you like, or leave out things you don’t like.
Heat small cast iron skillet over medium-medium high heat. Add 1/2 T. avocado oil. Saute onions and spinach until spinach is starting to wilt, stirring often. Add peppers and tomatoes. Cook for a few minutes. Stir until peppers and tomatoes are cooked as desired. Remove items from pan to a bowl.
Reduce heat to medium. Beat eggs with cream. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add another 1/2 T. avocado oil to hot skillet. Add eggs to skillet. As eggs begin to set up around the edges, tilt the pan and lift that portion of the egg with spatula, so that the uncooked egg runs down underneath the cooked egg. Continue moving around the skillet in this way until egg is done.
Add veggies to one side of the omelette.
Tilt skillet and guide gently onto a serving plate. Top with salsa, shredded cheese and cilantro, or your choice of toppings.
Brown meat mixture ingredients together with olive oil.
Add all Seasonings.
Note: If you are making this for another day, stop here. It will be easier to cool down and store in the refrigerator at this point, then finish it the day you are serving it.
Combine all ingredients and simmer until ready to serve. You will need to add water as it is cooking so it is not overly thick.
Serve with Frank's Red Hot Sauce, shredded cheese, sour cream, Fritos, sliced jalapenos, etc.
The chocolate chips add a richer flavor and beautiful color.
This is another recipe that my husband came up with. Creamy eggs filled with cooked bacon, onion, sweet peppers, jalapeno peppers, and topped with cheese. I usually cook up double the meat and veggies, then reserve half of it for a later time to make a quick weekday breakfast.
While that is cooking, finely dice onion, sweet pepper and jalapeno pepper.
When bacon is cooked, add the diced veggies and cook, without draining bacon grease.
Meanwhile, whisk the eggs with heavy cream and season with salt and pepper.
When veggies are nearly cooked, add spinach and cherry tomatoes to the skillet. Cook until spinach is wilted.
Pour eggs over the top of the veggies and stir. Cook, stirring occasionally, until eggs are nearly set up. Remove from heat. We like to eat these topped with shredded cheese and sometimes salsa.
Each serving, with 1/2 oz. cheddar cheese, contains: 424 calories, 31 g fat, 439 mg cholesterol, 523 mg sodium, 546 mg potassium, 14 g carbs, 3 g fiber, 9 g sugar, 22 g protein, 73% vitamin A, 147% vitamin c, 21% calcium, 15% iron
I had never heard of this before we went to a hayride a few years ago and someone brought some stuffed pepper soup for the potluck. I loved it! She didn’t have a recipe, so I had to come up with one for it. I like this even better than Stuffed Peppers, and it is super easy and fast!
In a Dutch oven, brown beef with onion and peppers. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Cook until rice is fully cooked.
This can also be made in a crock pot. Cook beef, onion, and peppers in a skillet first, then transfer to crock pot with all other ingredients. Cook about 4 hours on high, or until rice is cooked through.