Sunday, April 06, 2008

You have asked for it, waited for it, prayed about it and now here it is. The famous brunch recipe of Bellemaison, served with fruit salad and little tiny cinnamon rolls washed down with Dick's Bloody Marys:

from the Junior League of Memphis 'Heart and Soul'

6 - 6-inch tortillas

1 1/2 pounds lean mild sausage

1 c chopped onion

1 minced clove garlic

1 tsp crushed dried oregano

1 tsp ground cumin

1 tsp ground red pepper

1/2 tsp salt

2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese

8 eggs

2 1/2 cups milk

1 4-oz can diced mild green chilis, drained

1 c dairy sour cream

two tomatoes, chopped small
two avocados, chopped chunky
1 can olives, sliced
large wedge iceburg lettuce, sliced fine
two bunches green onions, chopped chunky

Spray 13 x 9 baking pan and line with tortillas, cut to fit.

Using a fry pan, cook sausage, onion and garlic over medium heat; drain. Stir in oregano, cumin, red pepper and salt. Spoon sausage mixture into tortilla-lined dish. Sprinkle with cheese.

Preheat over to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, beat eggs and milk until well blended. Stir in green chili pepper. Pour egg mixture over sausage and cheese.

Bake about 45 minutes or until knife inserted near corner comes out clean. Let rest 5 minutes. Frost with sour cream.

Cut in pan and pass bowls of tomatoes, avocados, olive, lettuce, onions, and salsa.

Make 8 servings.

THe Kan 'EWA


MarmiteToasty said...

Munching cheese on toast here, but I know now what I'd rather be munching on :)......

I'll try this recipe soon, well when I can translate some of it LOL

Happy Sunday you......


JBelle said...

hey. chicken legs. If you really are going to whip this up, you should do so with the aid of the Bloody Mary recipe, which hands down, is the best ever. I will post that tomorrow just for you. :) Happy Sunday, back.

Christy Woolum said...

Now this sounds like another keeper from your recipe box. I was hoping we would get the Bloody Mary recipe next and any others you find in your heart to post. I have loved every recipe I've tried of yours.

JBelle said...

:) Mrs. Roosevelt. You are the best. I will post Dick's Bloody Marys tomorrow; they are legend in our family. The Chows jealously guard the recipe but I say, hey, everybody should have a piece of the rock. Lately, I have been watching Paula Deen because she fascinates me. She does not cook. She fixes food. Yet she is the rage of the USA. Her and her butter and bacon. Anyway, I'm perfecting my chicken fried steak. Believe that? Me? The granddaughter of the Seventh Day Adventist? Anyway, soon as I get my steak technique in primo condition, I'll post that, too. If I don't have a heart attack on the way to the keyboard.

JBelle said...

I brunch this up, too: put it in a really pretty casserole and make all the little bowls of condiments festive, strategically placing them for maximum visual impact. Along with the frozen fruit salad, this makes a big hit meal with not too much prep time. It's festive and celebratory food.

PDX Pup said...

"Hey Y'ALL!" Man, I tried calling you yesterday morning because I was watching it when I woke up and SHE was making a breakfast casserole that doesn't even come close to Hola Memphis! The bananas foster french toast did look kinda good though.

JBelle said...

I watched the Bananas Foster part but must have been distracted when she did a breakfast casserole. But I can tell you what was in it:

frozen hashbrowns
some can of soup
1 - 1 1/2 pounds of bacon
2 pounds of cheese
1 pound of butter, all told
sour cream
cream cheee

and probably eggs.

(nodding head)And I agree the idea of using croissants for french toast is quite interesting.