The newest "biscuit" creation.
So I told you last week about these phenomenal homemade doughnuts I made. Well, I woke up yesterday, planing to try new doughnuts (i.e., chocolate and sprinkles....) but I was not in the mood for sweet at all. So I decided to go out on a limb and make up a new recipe. I wanted something savory and I knew the only meat I had was canned chicken, so I settled on creating a mexican style brunch. I also had 3 tubes of mini biscuits left, since they come in a 4-pack at Walmart. I've read about "bubble" recipes. You can make pizza or basically anything out of these recipes. They center around biscuit dough...layering it or tossing it with sauce and then baking it like a casserole. So I decided to do the same.
I opened the biscuits and separated them out on a cutting board.
Then cut each biscuit in to 4 pieces.
Spray a casserole dish (I used 2.75 QT) with cooking spray and place the biscuit pieces in one layer at the bottom. If you used Grands biscuits (large ones) I bet you could use a 13x9 dish or similar and it would also feed more people. Sprinkle salt and pepper on the biscuits.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. I cut up 3 peppers (1 of each color).
In a large skillet over medium high heat, cook 1/2 cup onion, 1/2 cup corn, 1 clove of garlic (chopped/minced) and the chopped peppers. I cannot say enough times that I LOVE frozen veggies. I always have them on hand so I can throw things together when need be. After 2-3 minutes, add in 7oz of chopped green chiles and 1/4 cup chopped jalapeños. Cook for 2 minutes.
Next, add in 1/2 cup diced tomatoes and 10oz canned chicken breast (drained). Season with 1/4 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pepper, 1/4 tsp onion powder, 1/4 tsp ground mustard, 1/2 tsp cumin and 1/2 tsp cilantro. Cook for 1-2 minutes more.
In a bowl, beat 4 eggs and 1 cup of milk. After mixed, add in 1/2 cup cheddar cheese.
Place half of the mixture from the skillet over the biscuits.
This should be just enough for a thin layer. It looks thicker in this picture, but I could still see the biscuits poking through a little bit when you look down from the top.
Mix the rest of the skillet mixture into the bowl of beaten eggs, milk and cheese. Pour over the ingredients already in the casserole dish. Place in the preheated oven for 40-45 minutes or until the egg has set and the top is golden brown.
It will look like this! (Minus the hole in the middle) Since I made this recipe up, I wasn't sure if it had cooked through so I cut out a hole to check (:
It was so delicious ::thank god:: because Ryan was starving by the time it was done. It was really easy and went great with tabasco and sour cream. Definitely a keeper and another creative use for biscuits! You can always change out any of the ingredients. Sausage or black beans would be super tasty as well. The key is the egg-milk-biscuit ratio because you don't want to have a soggy casserole. As long as you keep that the same, feel free to let your imagination run wild on the ingredients!
Mexican Bubble Breakfast Casserole (serves 2-3)
- 1 can Jr biscuits (10 count)
- 1/4 - 1/2 cup chopped bell peppers
- 1/2 cup onion
- 1/2 cup corn
- 1 clove of garlic, minced
- 7oz of chopped green chiles
- 1/4 cup chopped jalapeños
- 1/2 cup diced tomatoes
- 10oz canned chicken breast, drained
- 1/4 tsp onion powder
- 1/4 tsp ground mustard
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1/2 tsp cilantro
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 cup cheddar cheese
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Separate biscuits and cut each one into 4 pieces. Spray a 2.75 Qt casserole dish and make a single layer on the bottom with the biscuit pieces. Season the biscuits with salt and pepper.
- In a large skillet over medium high heat, cook the onion, corn, garlic and the chopped peppers. After 2-3 minutes, add in the green chiles and jalapeños. Cook for an additional 2 minutes.
- Next, add in the diced tomatoes and chicken breast. Season with 1/4 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pepper, the onion powder, ground mustard, cumin and cilantro. Cook for 1-2 minutes more.
- In a bowl, beat 4 eggs and 1 cup of milk. After mixed, add in 1/2 cup cheddar cheese. Place half of the mixture from the skillet over the biscuits (thin layer).
- Mix the rest of the skillet mixture into the bowl of beaten eggs, milk and cheese. Pour over the ingredients already in the casserole dish. Place in the preheated oven for 40-45 minutes or until the egg has set and the top is golden brown.
- Serve with hot sauce or sour cream if desired.