You deserve this
Credit: Photo by Kelsey Hansen

Say you’re in the mood to make chilaquiles for breakfast. Say all you have in the kitchen is Chex Mix, Velveeta, a few eggs, and some beer. Say you really don’t want to put on pants and go to the store. If all these things apply to you, you deserve to dirtbag your breakfast casserole.

Layer leftover chips (Doritos, Chex Mix, Fritos—whatever) in a greased baking dish with any cheese product you have lying around. If you have salsa or sour cream, excellent. Pour some of that in too. Halfway through your layering, mix up a few eggs and beer, then pour that over the casserole. If it looks like the run in a fraternity house, you’re on the right track. Add more chips and cheese for good luck, then pop that sucker in the oven. Chug the rest of that beer while you’re waiting.

Velveeta Chex Mix Nacho Dirtbag Casserole

Credit: Photo by Kelsey Hansen

Yield: 1 casserole Active Prep Time: 15 minutes Total TIme: 40 minutes, plus overnight chill


Chips, Chex Mix, Fritos, crackers, whatever, crushed

Cheese (we used Velveeta, Kraft singles, and a shredded Mexican blend)


Sour cream

6 eggs

1/4 cup milk

Spanish chorizo, sliced


Hot sauce

Cilantro, for garnish


1. Pre-heat oven to 375°F. Grease a casserole pan or baking dish in whatever manner you see fit. Lay down a thick layer of crushed chips, Chex Mix, what have you. Cover that with cheese, ideally Velveeta, but feel free to deploy Kraft Singles, shredded cheese, pimento cheese, or any other cheese-like substance you have available. If you have sour cream or salsa on hand, that's great! Dollop 'em in there.

2. Mix together 3 eggs and milk, and pour over the layers evenly. Crush up crackers and Chex mix, and layer those on, then more cheese, sliced chorizo, and salsa. Cover with another layer of whatever chips, Chex Mix, etc., you still have left. Whisk together 3 eggs with however much beer seems reasonable, and pour that over the top. Another cheese layer? Why not. Cover with foil and chill overnight.

3. Remove from fridge and bake covered in a 400°F oven until the casserole is heated all the way through, 20-40 minutes. Remove foil and let the cheese slightly brown. Slice and serve proudly with a crap-ton of hot sauce, sour cream and cilantro.