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Tex-Mex Quinoa Breakfast Bake

Tex-Mex Quinoa Breakfast Bake
  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 1 hr 10 min
  • Servings 12

Put a superfood spin on weekend brunch! We’ve skipped the bread and replaced it with quinoa for a hearty, filling upgrade to a standard strata. This new take on breakfast bake packs protein and complex carbs to help you power through your day. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

2
cups Progresso™ reduced sodium chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
1
cup uncooked white quinoa, rinsed, drained
2
tablespoons Old El Paso™ original taco seasoning mix (from 1-oz package)
2
cups shredded Mexican cheese blend (8 oz)
1
lb bulk chorizo sausage
1
medium red bell pepper, chopped
1
cup chopped onions
1/2
cup milk
1
can (4.5 oz) Old El Paso™ chopped green chiles
8
eggs, slightly beaten
1/4
cup crumbled queso fresco cheese
2
tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
Sour cream, as desired
Lime wedges, as desired

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 400°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) baking dish with cooking spray. In 2-quart saucepan, mix broth, quinoa and 1 tablespoon of the taco seasoning mix; heat to boiling over high heat. Reduce heat to low; cover and cook 14 to 16 minutes or until broth is absorbed and quinoa is soft and translucent. Remove from heat; stir in 1 cup of the Mexican cheese blend. Spread evenly in baking dish.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook sausage, bell pepper and onions 8 to 10 minutes over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until vegetables soften and begin to brown and sausage is no longer pink; drain. Return to skillet; stir in milk, green chiles and remaining 1 tablespoon taco seasoning mix. Heat to boiling over medium-high heat. Reduce heat; simmer 2 to 3 minutes or until thickened. Pour mixture over quinoa mixture in baking dish.
  • 3
    In large bowl, beat eggs with whisk. Stir in remaining 1 cup Mexican cheese blend. Pour evenly over sausage mixture in baking dish.
  • 4
    Bake 18 to 22 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Sprinkle with queso fresco cheese and cilantro. Serve with sour cream and lime wedges.

Expert Tips

  • Can’t find raw chorizo? Bulk breakfast sausage makes a fine substitute.
  • Cilantro stems are tender and taste just like the leaves. To save time, chop the tops straight from the bunch of cilantro instead of picking off the leaves first.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
370
Calories from Fat
230
% Daily Value
Total Fat
25g
39%
Saturated Fat
11g
54%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
180mg
59%
Sodium
800mg
33%
Potassium
360mg
10%
Total Carbohydrate
14g
5%
Dietary Fiber
1g
6%
Sugars
4g
Protein
21g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 2 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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