Eggsquisite Breakfast Casserole
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Bake: 55 min.
I agree that the picture is wrong. I have made her recipe for guests for many years, and they always love it. (If they dislike mushrooms, they may be omitted from a serving size.)
In case it's helpful to someone, this photo is not what's posted with the recipe in the breakfast cookbook (where the recipe was originally published). I believe the photo above is incorrect. There are no mushrooms visible in this picture. Also, it looks to me like it's served with omelet style eggs.
I think the above is more of an idea than a recipe. The picture shows this mixture being served with biscuits. Yet nowhere in the “recipe” does it mention biscuits. I suppose it could reasonably be served with noodles or rice. The other main issue is discussed below by several reviewers and that is the probable overcooking of the eggs if cooked according to this “recipe”. Two possible solutions presented are: (a.) After completion of Step 2 refrigerate the egg mixture so as to prevent it from overcooking in Step 3. (b.) Alternately change the sequence of item placement into the baking pan. Put half of the gravy in first, followed by half of the egg mixture followed by the remainder of the gravy, followed by the remainder of the egg mixture. This leaves half of the egg mixture on top where it will dry out unless an additional topping is utilized and/or the pan is tented with aluminum foil. At any rate 55 to 65 minutes seems excessive. A possible solution is to simply prepare biscuit, egg mixture and the gravy separately and then to assemble them by serving the egg mixture over split biscuits and then cover with gravy (i.e. individual servings). Recommend against using this recipe unless you are willing to experiment in which case I would love to see a more polished recipe presented.
In answer to other reviewer's concerns about the egg overcooking in this recipe, the eggs on the bottom were over cooked in my opinion when I followed the recipe exactly. I believe this recipe is meant to be made ahead, refrigerated overnight, then popped in the oven the next day to warm all the way through in the oven, but not necessarily to "cook". The gravy is delicious. I accidentally only used 1 jar of dried beef but it seemed plenty. If I were to make this again, I would start layering the dish with some of the gravy, followed by eggs, gravy, eggs, gravy. Otherwise, cut the oven baking time down to about 20 minutes if you aren't making it ahead to save yourself the taste of overcooked eggs.
I've made this for years. I prep everything the day before except eggs and put together morning of. Works wonderful.
Can this be made the day or evening before? Seems like it could since it is cooked before baking.
My concern is the same as teri0317. I'm leery of egg casseroles anyway because I don't like overcooked scrambled eggs and it seems to me that this recipe calls for an excessive baking time since the ingredients have already been cooked. Wouldn't it just need to be heated long enough to served? Or am I missing something?
This sounds delicious and I can't wait to try it. I do have a question first. It loos like everything is precooked and then you still bake for an hour. Just wanted to make sure that is the correct time so I don't end up with a dry casserole. Thanks in advance!
Made this for Christmas brunch for my family. They all loved it. I only used about 1/4 cup of flower and added about a 1/4 cup of heavy cream instead, as my husband is diabetic and can't have the carbs. Makes it heavier on the fat, but low carb. It was so good, will definitely make again soon!
Made this for a get together with friends and family.......they loved it.......it is one of my top breakfast casseroles.