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Mexican Breakfast Casserole Is an Easy Way to Start the Day

Mexican Breakfast Casserole Is an Easy Way to Start the Day

This breakfast casserole is easy to make on a morning in which you’re trying to get the kids dressed for services, hunt for Easter eggs or just relax over a cup of coffee.

Eggs2You can also tailor the recipe to suit your tastes, garnishing each serving with fresh cilantro or pickled jalapeño slices. You could also try bite-sized pieces of country sausage, crumbled bacon, cooked and diced potato, or cotija cheese. You can use corn tortillas if you like, or go for a healthier dish by eliminating a lot of the carbs.

Mexican Breakfast Casserole

5 corn tortillas, cut into quarters (optional)
9 eggs, beaten
4 tablespoons chopped onion
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese or Monterey Jack cheese
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup diced ham or bulk sausage, browned and drained
1/2 medium onion, diced
Jalapeño peppers, sliced (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a 12-by-8-inch greased baking dish, line the bottom with corn tortillas, if using.

In a bowl, thoroughly mix the beaten eggs with the buttermilk. Add cheese, ham and onion and mix thoroughly. Pour mixture over tortillas or in pan. Bake 35 to 40 minutes until firm. (If you are using a larger dish, such as a 9-by-13-inch pan, cook for less time.)

Cut into serving squares. Garnish with jalapeño slices, if desired. Serve with salsa or picante sauce, if desired.

Makes 6 to 8 servings.

Adapted from “Celebrate San Antonio” by the San Antonio Junior Forum

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Gino’s East Heads South to San Antonio

Gino’s East Heads South to San Antonio

Gino’s East’s has opened its first San Antonio location at 8224 Fredericksburg Road. It’s the pizza chain’s third location; the other two are in Houston.

gino's“Bringing Gino’s East to Texas has been an exciting time for us,” said ATX Brands CEO and founder Doug Guller. “We have been blown away by the success and popularity of the first two Texas locations, and we couldn’t think of a better city for the next location of Chicago’s best pizza than San Antonio.

The Texas locations of Gino’s East offer Chicago-style, deep-dish pizza as well as a Texas-inspired menu items such as the BBQ Brisket Za with BBQ beef brisket, caramelized onions, and red and yellow peppers. Deep-dish fan favorites include the Meaty Legend Pizza with pepperoni, Italian sausage, Canadian bacon, and bacon; Chicago Fire Pizza with hot and spicy patty-style sausage, fire-roasted red peppers, and red onions; and Ginos East Specialty Patty-Style Sausage Pizza. Additionally, the Texas locations will offer signature appetizers including Deep-Dish Nachos with refried beans, cheddar cheese, black olives, jalapenos, and pico de gallo, and Handmade Mozzarella Sticks created with aged mozzarella and served with Roma tomato sauce.

All Texas locations of Gino’s East will carry cocktails, wine and craft beer, including Live Oak HefeWeizen, Karbach Brewery’s Mother-in-Lager, and a selection from Chicago’s own Goose Island Beer Company.

 Gino’s East celebrates its grand opening with special hours on April 2 from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. and April 3 from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. On April 4, regular business hours will begin: Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. 

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