Nicole told me yesterday that she had made “Cowboy Breakfast Casserole” and it sounded so good. This morning we were on “holiday schedule” and ended up having breakfast around 11. I didn’t know which recipe Nicole had used so I searched for one that looked good and ended up improvising a bit and it was delicious.
Most of the recipes I saw included pork sausage, which I didn’t have so I used ham. You could use either sausage or ham or a combination of them.
In my mind, this is a casserole that could be served any time of day. I was lucky to have a bag of frozen hash brown potatoes, the pork loin that I had cured and smoked, onions, peppers and green onions and we always have eggs, milk and cheese and that was about all I needed.
At first, I was going to only make half the recipe but then decided to make the full batch and put some in muffin cups.
A bit of browned potatoes went into the bottom of the greased muffin tin. Cooked peppers and onions were added on top.
Then a layer of chopped ham was added. Most of the recipes called for sausage but I didn’t have sausage.
The egg/milk/cheese mixture was poured into the muffin cups. A bit more cheese was added on top.
They were baked!
The other portion of the ingredients were layered the same way but placed in a greased casserole dish.
We ate from the casserole dish and the muffins will go into the freezer. They’re so easy to heat up in the microwave and have when we need a quick meal – breakfast, lunch or dinner!