Baked Egg Casserole

Baked Egg Casserole
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4 servings Cazuela de Huevos
Ingredients
  • Vegetable oil for frying eggs
  • 8 eggs
  • To taste kosher or coarse sea salt
  • 3 cups refried beans
  • 8 slices of turkey or ham
  • 1 batch salsa ranchera
  • 2 cups (about 8 ounces) grated cheese such as Oaxaca, mozzarella or Monterrey Jack
To Prepare
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In a medium skillet set over medium-low heat, heat a teaspoon of vegetable oil. Once hot, crack in 4 eggs, sprinkle with salt, and cover with a lid. Cook for about 3 minutes, until eggs are set, but not fully done, and the yolk is gooey. Repeat with the remaining 4 eggs, or make two skillets at once.
  • In an individual casserole, ovenproof bowl or large ramekin, spoon 3/4 cup refried beans, add a slice of turkey or ham, and a pair of the cooked eggs. Ladle in a generous amount of salsa ranchera to completely cover, and add shredded cheese on top. Assemble the rest of the casseroles. Alternatively, it can be made in a large casserole for everyone to share.
  • Place in the oven until the cheese has completely melted, about 4 to 5 minutes.
Ingredients
  • Vegetable oil for frying eggs
  • 8 eggs
  • To taste kosher or coarse sea salt
  • 3 cups refried beans
  • 8 slices of turkey or ham
  • 1 batch salsa ranchera
  • 2 cups (about 8 ounces) grated cheese such as Oaxaca, mozzarella or Monterrey Jack
To Prepare
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In a medium skillet set over medium-low heat, heat a teaspoon of vegetable oil. Once hot, crack in 4 eggs, sprinkle with salt, and cover with a lid. Cook for about 3 minutes, until eggs are set, but not fully done, and the yolk is gooey. Repeat with the remaining 4 eggs, or make two skillets at once.
  • In an individual casserole, ovenproof bowl or large ramekin, spoon 3/4 cup refried beans, add a slice of turkey or ham, and a pair of the cooked eggs. Ladle in a generous amount of salsa ranchera to completely cover, and add shredded cheese on top. Assemble the rest of the casseroles. Alternatively, it can be made in a large casserole for everyone to share.
  • Place in the oven until the cheese has completely melted, about 4 to 5 minutes.

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  1. I’ve made this family style in a large casserole several times since I first saw it on your show. It is just wonderful. I like it without making any changes, but I’ve also modified it to use scrambled eggs (my family doesn’t particularly like fried) and I’ve substituted chorizo for the ham, just for fun. I made it for a work breakfast and now the folks in the office keep asking me to make it again. Thanks Pati.

  2. My husband doesn’t like fried eggs either, so I was going to try scrambled too. Glad to read this tip! I’m not a morning person, so when we have fancy breakfasts like this, it is always for dinner! Looks delicious, can’t wait to try it.

  3. From one Pati to another, this is such a delicious casserole. I made it for breakfast this morning. Both my husband and I sat eating and savoring the flavors. Unlike you, I really do not like breakfast, but this I will make again.
    Thank you.

  4. Pati, thanks so much for this recipe. Mine didn’t turn out as beautiful as yours 🙁 I made it in a 9×9 casserole dish w/6 eggs. I used canned black beans that I mashed up a bit, but it came out watery. My man ate half his serving, then put the other half in a flour tortilla and ate it like a breakfast burrito, lol. The presentation was pretty ugly, but it got a 7 out of 10 over all. I will try again soon. Thanks again Pati. Love your show and love to see your visits to Mexico!!!

    1. Thank you so much for trying my recipe and for your kind words! Try again with refried beans if you like them… =) Let me know how the second batch turns out!

  5. Pati, this was wonderful. We made this for dinner instead of breakfast since we like eggs sometimes for dinner and this was perfect! Only change I made was to sub four toasted corn tortillas for the meat. (I did half the recipe for two of us). It was so good and we will do this again many times. Thanks so much, Pati, for such a wonderful and easy recipe!

  6. hi pati … Absolutely love your show… Also you have the cutest accent I love it keep cooking such great food I love the breakfast recipe with the refried beans jalapeños all the rest looks awesome can’t wait to try it take care good luck to you as wishes

    1. Te va a quedar deliciosa, pero solamente ten cuidado de que le pongas a la caserola los huevos cocidos solo hasta tiernitos: no los seques mucho en el sartén porque se van a seguir cociendo en el horno.

  7. I just saw this episode and had to come get this recipe. It looks amazing!!! I can not wait to make this and the cinnamon rolls for my family one night this week. Thank you!!

  8. Hello Pati,
    I enjoy watching your show on PBS in Rochester, N.Y. I made the Baked Egg Casserole for breakfast today for my husband and I this morning. It was delicious! My husband had a second helping. We both love to cook and enjoy eating a variety foods. Mexican dishes are one of our favorite’s. This was my first time trying the different layers of ingredients this recipe called for and believe me, I was not disappointed.
    We love your cooking show and wish you continuous success! Keep doing what you love to do Pati! ~Rochetta

  9. Hello Pati,

    I enjoy watching your show on PBS in Rochester, N.Y. I made the Baked Egg Casserole for breakfast today for my husband and I this morning. It was delicious! My husband had a second helping. We both love to cook and enjoy eating a variety foods. Mexican dishes are one of our favorite’s. This was my first time trying the different layers of ingredients this recipe called for and believe me, I was not disappointed.
    We love your cooking show and wish you continuous success! Keep doing what you love to do Pati! ~Rochetta

  10. Ohh myy!! I just made this! It did NOT disappoint!! Thank you soooo much! It was amazing! Definitely making this at least twice a month… Probably more!;)

  11. I am going to try this. I have been spoiled because my son in law is Mexican and he and my daughter cooks authentic Mexican dishes! One my favorites of theirs is Chiliquiles..love breakfast anytime. patti’s Mexican table is one of my favorite Shows to DVR!

  12. Just to clarify, I did add beans to the bottom, and ham, fried eggs… But not MY beans and MY ham. Commonly, I cook Boston Baked Black Eyed Peas and Bacon, and in the Summer, BBQ my hams. Damn good, and a Boca Breakfast like that would really Pop! Tentatively.

    Thanks lots! You are quickly becoming my favorite cooking show on PBS. Far more entertaining than the rest, that is for sure. And everything looks so freakin’ good.

    Carl

  13. I saw the episode on Saturday and decided “We’re going to have a Boca Breakfast Casserole tomorrow!
    So I made a big one with 7 eggs in it, lots of Ham and salsa and cheese.
    It’s was pretty darn good, though I didn’t have my beans or my ham.

    Does it turn out better in the individual containers? Mine are ramekins.

    This has been a good season! Wonderful job to you and the crew.