Monday, October 1, 2012

Cheesy Potato Hash Breakfast Casserole

I really enjoy dishes that can be eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner and this Cheesy Potato Hash Breakfast Casserole is one of them.  This super hearty casserole has all the flavors that are loved at breakfast with the potato hash and the meat with the gravy.  Of course you can't forget the gooey cheese that goes well on everything any time of the day. Put them all together and serve them hot out of the oven with toast, scrabbled eggs, a salad, or even a side of steamed broccoli and you have a dish that will make anyone happy what ever time of the day they are eating. Another plus, I cooked everything in one pan and just threw in the oven to bake.  My son loved this dish and his only addition was a squirt of ketchup.  Kids love ketchup on everything so I won't hold it against him. :)

Potato Hash Layer:
6 large boiled potatoes diced small
1/2 large onion diced small
1/2 bell pepper diced small
seasoning salt (to taste)
1/2 tsp granulated
black pepper (to taste)
red chili flakes  (to taste)
2 Tbs butter/margarine
1 Tbs canola oil

Meat Layer:
1lb ground pork, beef, chicken, turkey of sausage
1 Tbs canola oil
1/2 large onion diced
1/2 bell pepper diced
1 tsp granulated garlic
seasoning salt (to taste)  ** see note
1 (10oz) can condensed cream of mushroom soup

Cheddar or Mix of Colby, Cheddar and Monterrey Jack Cheese Shredded
green onion sliced

Note:  Careful how you salt the entire dish.  Every layer will have some salt plus the cheese and soup will also add salt to the dish. 

For the Potatoes:
 Heat 2Tbs of butter and 1 Tbs of canola oil in nonstick frying pan.  Add finely diced potatoes and start browning them.  Then add diced onion and bell pepper and brown some more.  Add seasoning (seasoning salt, garlic powder and red chili flakes) fry for another 7-9 minutes.  Taste for seasoning and put potatoes in a oven safe 9x13 baking dish.

 For the meat topping:

 Add 1 Tbs on canola oil into the same pan you made the potato hash.  Then add onion and brown the ground meat of your choice.

Next add bell pepper and some seasoning salt, oregano, basil, black pepper and red chili flakes.

 Then add can of condense mushroom soup.  Saute for 3-5 minutes. Taste for salt and turn off the stove. Place the meat mixture over the potato hash.  Top with shredded cheese and bake in a 375 degree oven for 15-20 minutes.  Serve hot with toast or salad.  Enjoy.

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