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Tex-Mex Breakfast Braid

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Tex-Mex Breakfast Braid
  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 35 min
  • Servings 4
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Tex-Mex Breakfast Braid

Start the morning off with a pop of Mexican flavors!

Ingredients

1
(8 oz.) package Pillsbury™ refrigerated Crescent Dough Sheet
3
eggs
2
tablespoons milk
1
(4.5 oz.) can Old El Paso™ diced green chiles
1
teaspoon Old El Paso™ taco seasoning mix
1/4
pound breakfast sausage
1/2
cup cheddar cheese, grated
1/4
cup prepared salsa

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 375ºF. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • 2 Crack eggs into a small bowl and add the milk. Whisk well.
  • 3 Heat a small skillet over medium heat and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Add the eggs to the pan and cook, stirring often, until just slightly wet. Stir in the green chiles and taco seasoning.
  • 4 Remove eggs to a plate and set aside.
  • 5 Return skillet to medium heat and add sausage to the pan, crumbling it as it cooks, until cooked through. Set aside.
  • 6 Unroll the crescent dough onto the parchment-lined baking sheet. Use a knife or pizza cutter to make diagonal cuts 1-inch on each side of the crescent dough, leaving a 3-inch strip in the center of the dough for the filling.
  • 7 Spoon the egg into the center of the dough. Top with sausage and sprinkle with 1/4 cup cheese.
  • 8 Alternately cross strips over filling to seal.
  • 9 Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  • 10 Remove from oven and top with remaining 1/4 cup of cheese and salsa.
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Start the morning off with a pop of Mexican flavors!

As prepared by Buns in my Oven,

Let’s have a little real talk, shall we?

Sausage and eggs. They’re fine. You can totally get down with plain old sausage and eggs a couple times per week. I won’t hold it against you.

It’s just... have you tried putting your sausage and eggs inside a big ol’ sheet of crescent dough? And maybe adding some pizzazz by way of chopped green chiles, taco seasoning, and fresh salsa? No?

Regular sausage and eggs isn’t looking so good now, is it? Let’s liven breakfast up, friends!

 

tex mex breakfast braid

This is easy stuff. You’ll need a sheet of crescent dough, some eggs, some sausage, chopped green chiles, a little salsa and some good old cheddar. Not shown: milk and taco seasoning.

 

tex mex breakfast braid

Scramble yourself some eggs. I like to leave them just a touch wetter than I normally would, because this is all getting popped in the oven. Nobody wants dry eggs! Be sure to stir in a little taco seasoning and green chiles when these are just about cooked through. So good!

 

tex mex breakfast braid

Fry yourself some sausage.

 

tex mex breakfast braid

Now, roll your sheet of crescent dough out on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Cut strips on either side of the dough, leaving about 3 inches of dough untouched in the center. Each strip should be about an inch wide.

 

tex mex breakfast braid

Top that center strip with some egg. Sprinkle on the sausage. And don’t forget the cheese!

 

tex mex breakfast braid

Fold the strips over the filling, alternating which side is on bottom—like you’re braiding hair, but with eggs and sausage involved.

 

tex mex breakfast braid

Bake ‘er up. She’ll be golden and gorgeous.

I like to sprinkle a touch more cheese on the top and then spoon on some fresh salsa.

 

tex mex breakfast braid

This is better than a boring breakfast of sausage patties and scrambled eggs, isn’t it? I knew it!

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