Posted: January 7

Time: 9 hours 30 minutes

Yield: 10 servings

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This classic Mexican comfort food gets the breakfast treatment! Brunchiladas are filled with bright green peppers, fatty ham, and savory onions and topped with a creamy, garlicky scrambled-egg sauce. Unbelievably cheesy and unbelievably hearty, Brunchiladas are tender and rich—perfect for a relaxing and filling morning meal. Plus the name is just as much fun to say as the meal is to eat!


• 1 pound ham, cooked and chopped • 3/4 cup green onions, sliced • 3/4 cup green bell peppers, chopped • 3 cups cheddar cheese, shredded and divided • 10 (7-inch) flour tortillas • 5 eggs, beaten • 2 cups half-and-half • 1/2 cup milk • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder • hot sauce, optional, to taste


Step 1

Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.

Step 2

Place the ham in a food processor and pulse until it is finely ground.

Step 3

Mix the ground ham, green onions, and green peppers together.

Step 4

Spoon about 1/3 cup of the ham mixture and 3 tablespoons of the cheddar cheese onto each tortilla.

Step 5

Roll up the tortillas.

Step 6

Carefully place the filled tortillas, seam side down, into the greased baking dish.

Step 7

In a medium bowl, mix the eggs, cream, milk, flour, garlic powder, and hot sauce.

Step 8

Pour the egg mixture over the tortillas in the baking dish.

Step 9

Cover the baking dish and refrigerate the tortillas overnight, about 8 hours.

Step 10

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F the next morning, or when you are ready to bake the dish.

Step 11

Bake the tortillas, uncovered, until the eggs set, about 50-60 minutes.

Step 12

Sprinkle the top of the casserole with the remaining 1 cup cheddar cheese.

Step 13

Bake again until the cheese melts, about 3 minutes.

Step 14

Remove the casserole from the oven and let it stand for 10 minutes.

Step 15


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