This is a wonderful, slightly spicy morning casserole or bake filled with traditional Oaxacan ingredients and flavors. I found it very easy to put together– reminiscent of preparing lasagna, but without the noodle boil, or complicated pasta sauce prep. I chopped a few veggies, opened a few cans, beat a few eggs, opened a couple of packages and I was there! The filling is much like a frittata, but the real coming together was after the layers and the bake…Mmmm!
Adding additional favorite ingredients is really a great idea so please don’t stop at the list of ingredients I have here; add some cooked chorizo, bacon, ham, tomatoes—mix up the cheeses. It’s your call! In my opinion; it’s a superb thing to start your day with a little, spicy Oaxacan
- 10 eggs
- 1/4 cup milk
- ½ teaspoon ground cumin
- ½ teaspoon chili powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1/4 cup sliced scallions
- 1 clove finely chopped fresh garlic
- 1 cup black beans, rinsed, drained
- 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 12 (8-inch) corn tortillas
- 2 cups Mexican cheeses blended & shredded or 1 cup of cheddar & 1 cup of queso blanco
- 1 small can (4oz) of roasted green chile peppers
- 1 large can red enchilada sauce
- 1 cup pico de gallo or chunky-style salsa
- Preheat oven to 375* Grease a 13×9-inch glass baking dish with butter or cooking spray; set aside.
- Combine eggs, spices, ½ tsp salt and milk in bowl; beat until well blended.
- Melt butter in 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add green onion and garlic; sauté stirring occasionally about 2 minutes.
- Add egg mixture, beans, 3 tablespoons cilantro, salt and pepper. Cook over medium heat, gently lifting and stirring slightly with spatula to allow uncooked portion to flow underneath, 5-7 minutes or until set.
- Combine enchilada sauce and 1 cup salsa in medium bowl. Spread 3/4 cup salsa mixture onto bottom of prepared baking dish.
- Layer 6 corn tortillas, half of egg mixture 1 cup of cheese and half of green chiles. Top with 3/4 cup salsa mixture and repeat layers ending with sauce.
- Cover with aluminum foil; bake 20-25 minutes or until bubbly. Remove foil; continue baking 15-20 minutes or until heated through. Let cool for 15-20 minutes to set before serving.
Fried Egg (this may seem redundant, but is a real enhancement), sour cream, salsa and or chopped fresh cilantro, if desired