Next week I will be giving away a signed copy of The Red Hot Chili Cook Off!
And now for the Sunday morning recipe.
Back when my youngest child was in the Executives (the show choir for the Davis High School) the Browns provided breakfast for the choir and their families on the day they performed at the Oklahoma State Fair. The menu was usually a crockpot full of sausage gravy, hot biscuits, oven omelets and homemade cinnamon rolls. It was the oven omelets that got dozens of recipe requests so that's what I'm sharing with you this lovely Sunday morning.
2 Dozen eggs
1 pound of browned sausage
1 pound of grated cheese (I like Colby Jack or mild cheddar)
An assortment of toppings...chopped onions, tomatoes, bell peppers, jalapenos, etc.
Picante Sauce (recipe follows)
Scramble one dozen eggs and spread them out evenly into the bottom of a 9x11 cake pan.
Top that with sausage, then half the cheese, another dozen scrambled eggs and the rest of the cheese. Bake at 350 degrees until the cheese is melted.
I made several of these since we were feeding about 50 people that morning so I covered them with a slightly damp tea towel and kept them in a warm oven until time to serve another pan full.
Each person can top it off with whatever they like. Most of my family likes a spoonful of picante on top of theirs so I'll share that recipe, too!
6 cans (15-16 oz) whole tomatoes
1 jar or can (12-15 oz) jalapenos (If you buy in bulk like we do then about 2 cups with plenty of juice)
2 onions (about the size of tennis balls)
1 ½ Tablespoons garlic powder
1 ½ Teaspoons each of salt and pepper
Blend jalapenos, juice, stems and all with the onions until smooth. Pour into a gallon container. (I use an old plastic tea pitcher just for this. Once you make picante in it, don’t try to use it for tea again!) Blend the tomatoes to the consistency that you like. Mr. B hits the pulse button about three times but if you like chunks of tomatoes blend a little less. Add that to the pepper and onion mix. Add the spices. Stir well and store in the refrigerator.
We save jelly jars to store it in because the kids like to take a jar home every time they come through the house. My daughter who lives a hundred miles away usually asks her dad to make a whole gallon for her and we put it in a clean gallon milk jug…travels real well that way.