This casserole version of the Mexican specialty is perfect for a spicy Easter brunch. This dish can be prepared through step 5 up to a day ahead and chilled (bake an extra 5 to 10 minutes).
8 poblano chiles
3/4 pound fresh high-quality Mexican chorizo
1 cup crumbled cotija cheese
1 teaspoon minced fresh oregano leaves
1/3 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup freshly shredded jack cheese
How to Make It
Preheat broiler. Lay chiles in a single layer on a baking sheet. Cook about 4 in. from broiler until chiles are blistering and black, about 5 minutes. Turn chiles over and broil until blistering and black all over, about 5 minutes. Put chiles in a large metal bowl and cover with foil or plastic wrap. Let sit 15 minutes.
Peel chiles and discard skins. Cut off stem ends and discard; remove seeds. Set chiles aside on layers of paper towels to dry.
Meanwhile, in a large frying pan over medium-high heat, cook chorizo, stirring occasionally to break up the meat, until cooked through, about 4 minutes.
Preheat oven to 375°. In a large bowl, mix chorizo, cotija, and oregano. Stuff chiles with mixture and lay them in an 8- by 12-in. baking dish.
In a large bowl, whisk eggs until they are thoroughly broken up and uniform in color and texture. Whisk in flour, baking powder, and salt. Sprinkle chiles with 1/2 the jack cheese. Pour egg mixture over chiles and sprinkle with remaining jack.
Bake until top starts to brown and the eggs are set but still soft, about 30 minutes.
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I love this recipe, though it takes time to roast and peel the poblanos. I also use hot chorizo, which gives it a good kick (but not for those who can't take heat!). I rarely have fresh oregano on hand, but substitute about 1/2 teaspoon dried mexican oregano with no problem.
Made it for Easter Brunch.......... one word by all Yum! It is Easy, versatile and a new family favorite. Note, I Use whatever cheese I need to use up and I use Yoke's Fresh Market Chorizo because all pork, low in fat, no preservatives
This is a fun dish. I love eggs, chorizo & cheese - so I knew I'd like this :) I used a shredded mexican cheese blend instead of only using jack cheese. It is spicy, but the eggs cut the heat a lot. This dish is too much work to make on a regular basis, but I will definitely make it again when we have company over for brunch!
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