Egg Bake: Green Chile, Cheese & Bacon

brinner (breakfast for dinner) is always a good idea in my house.

 

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this dish combines eggs, chiles, bacon, cheese and time in the oven: all of which are favorites of mine.

 

I highly recommend making oven bacon ahead of time so it’s cooled and ready for the party.

 

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while the eggs bake, biscuits could be made or reading could be done- it’s amazing that I can remember the book I was reading when I first made this dish. memory is a funny thing.

 

for a weeknight meal 40 minutes in the oven may seem long but it is worth it.

 

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the only difference between this “egg bake” and a crustless quiche: layering the ingredients instead of mixing it all together.

 

I have always followed the recipe because the gooey cheese with the chiles at the bottom is tasty.

 

but I promise there won’t be kitchen police at your door if you mix everything together instead.

 

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the recipe can be doubled per the origin recipe. but for 2 people, an 8×8 dish of eggs is plenty for at least 2 meals.

 

Egg Bake: Green Chile, Cheese & Bacon
 
adapted from: http://www.recipegirl.com/2012/05/11/green-chile-bacon-and-cheese-egg-bake/
Ingredients
  • 4-ounce can diced green chiles
  • 1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 1½ cups milk
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 4 strips of bacon, cooked and crumbled
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 8x8 pan with nonstick spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the chiles and cheese. Gently spread into the prepared dish.
  3. Then in a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, flour and salt. Pour over chiles and cheese. Sprinkle the bacon on top.
  4. Bake 40 to 45 minutes until a toothpick to come out clean.

 

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