Hash Brown Taco Casserole

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Surviving college and grad school makes me appreciate easy-to-make dishes with fresh ingredients, high protein, and only one pot to wash. This hearty breakfast casserole will prepare you to take on any day with a satisfied tummy!

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound frozen hash browns
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1/2 pound ground beef or turkey sausage
  • 4 oz black beans
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt and pepper (avoid the salt if using seasoned sausage)
  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. grease a 10-inch baking pan.

Brown the hash browns in olive oil, 3 minutes per side. Hash browns do not need to be cooked all the way through. lay in the bottom of the baking pan.

Cook the diced onion until translucent, add in ground beef or turkey sausage to cook the meat. Mix in black beans, cumin, paprika, and seasoned salt if using.

Place the mixture on top of hash browns. Sprinkle cheese. Mix the eggs with half-and-half. Pour over the cheese.

Bake uncovered for 40 minutes for until the top is golden brown. Serve hot. Enjoy!

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