I love a good slow cooker recipe. I love to cook the traditional way, but have an incredibly busy schedule. Sometimes, I just want to come home and have dinner ready to roll. Come to think of it, I'd like breakfast to be that way sometimes too.  Every Saturday and Sunday, I cook myself breakfast. I honestly have never thought about a slow cooker recipe for that particular meal, but my friend Patty Millay just came through with one that I can't wait to try.  I have a hunch you're going to like this idea too.  And it's just in time for the holiday season.

Here's how to make a Slow Cooker Breakfast Burrito Bar!

From Patty:

Everyone is so busy during the holidays, and everyone is also starving first thing in the morning!  This is an excellent and easy way to provide a hearty breakfast for your family at a very economical price.  This dish has very few ingredients and won't be more than about $1 per person!


Patty Millay
Patty Millay


2 lbs sausage (browned and crumbled)
1 red sweet pepper diced
1 small onion minced
1 lb shredded hash browns
4 cups shredded cheese (Patty mixed Velveeta and Cheddar)
1 dozen eggs
1 cup milk
salt and pepper
flour tortillas

**optional extras: cream, salsa, jalapeños and taco sauce


Scramble your sausage and combine onion and sweet pepper until the sausage is browned and your veggies are sauteed.  Drain all the fat off this mixture and set it aside.

Layer your crockpot with the 2 lb sausage, onion and sweet pepper mixture on the bottom.  Add a layer of 2 cups of cheese.  Add the hash browns on top and then add 1 more cup of cheese.

Beat your eggs with a cup of milk, salt and pepper to taste.  Pour the egg mixture over the top of your layers and sprinkle with that last cup of cheese.
Cook in your crock pot on high for 4 hours.  If you want to start this the night before, cook it on low for 6-8 hours but be prepared to wake up starving!  Patty says, "This smells heavenly and your belly will wake you up wanting a burrito!"
Bret Kavanaugh/Unsplash
Bret Kavanaugh/Unsplash
Remove the filling from your crock pot and spoon it gently into a tortilla.  Top as you like with sour cream, salsa, sauce or peppers.
Patty adds, "These are super easy to make into burritos and slide them into a Ziploc bag and freeze them.  So convenient for hungry people on the move to grab one, microwave it and go."
Patty says this could make the perfect Christmas morning breakfast. Her family loves them and she's sharing the recipe so yours can too.

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