Breakfast Enchiladas

Brinner? Brinner. Breakfast for Dinner. Who doesn’t love breakfast for dinner? The kids think it’s an awesome treat, and it’s almost always cheaper for me than our regular dinner fare.

Fun ( little known) Fact for the day: the word ‘Dinner’ used to refer to breakfast.   The word “dinner” comes from the Old French word “disnar”, which in fact means “breakfast”. To read more on how “this meal that bears the name (translated) “breakfast” is now the meal we eat before we start the fast and the literal translation of “dinner” is now the word we used to describe our early morning meal of breakfast” visit Today I Found Out. I think I heard the sons groan when I started rattling off the history of the word. Ooops! But, seriously, who can blame me for wanting to force feed their brains all these super interesting factoids? But I digress…

Bringing it back to…breakfast enchiladas. This is our family favorite when it comes to breakfast for dinner. Did I mention that these are also extremely quick to prepare? Easy, cheap, and tasty? For us that’s the perfect ‘this recipe’s a keeper’ trifecta.

Next time you’re craving those breakfast-y flavors for dinner, give these enchiladas a try.

Breakfast Enchiladas

4 Sons 'R' Us: Breakfast Enchiladas

recipe adapted from Inspired Taste

  • 1 lb sausage, browned or 2 cups ham, diced
  • 6 green onions, finely sliced
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 8-10 8-inch flour tortillas
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 cups half-and-half, or milk
  • 1 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 6 slices of bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled

Directions

  1. In a large bowl stir together the meat, green onions, and 1 c. cheese.
  2. Place 1/3 cup of the mixture down the center of each tortilla.
  3. Roll up and place seam-side down into a greased 9×13 baking dish. Repeat until all tortillas are filled.
  4. In another large bowl beat eggs, half and half, flour and salt. Pour over the tortillas in the dish. You can cover the dish and place it in the fridge or bake immediately.
  5. When ready to bake sprinkle the remaining cup of cheese over the tortillas, followed by the bacon.
  6. Cover the baking dish with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes. Remove foil and bake 10 more minutes, or until the eggs are set and the cheese is melted.

5 thoughts on “Breakfast Enchiladas

  1. Love the idea of breakfast enchiladas and a nice change from the norm. The family loves breakfast burritos so I think this will be a hit too! Thanks for sharing on Recipe Roundup.

  2. I’m going to try this for dinner tonight, but I’m going to add in some black beans to the filling to make it stretch a little further. I’ve got a lot of mouths to feed!

    1. Anything we like in our one lets, we typically like in these and you’re right add ins do help make them heartier and go further. I like the idea of black beans. Maybe I’ll try a southwestern version!

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