Cowboy Breakfast Casserole

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  • 5 large potatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 10 eggs and 1/2 cup milk, beaten together
  • 1 1/2 cups Mexican cheese blend
  • 1 very large white onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 small red hot pepper, finely minced
  • Butter
  • Olive oil
  • Liquid Smoke
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Charcoal seasoning


  1. Sauté the onions in some butter until translucent.
  2. Season with a bit of salt and pepper.
  3. Brown the ground beef with the garlic and hot pepper.
  4. Season with salt, pepper, charcoal seasoning (about 1/2 teaspoon or more to taste) and a couple drops of Liquid Smoke.
  5. Drain any fat from meat.
  6. Sauté the potatoes in some olive oil just to soften slightly.
  7. Spray or butter slow cooker to prevent sticking.
  8. Layer the ingredients in the following manner: potatoes, beef, onion, cheese.
  9. Repeat. Finish with a layer of potatoes.
  10. Pour egg mixture gently over all and top with a bit more cheese.
  11. Cook on LOW for 8 to 10 hours.