This is absolutely the BEST ever! So easy, quick and convenient. I've made it many times for weekend gatherings with friends and family, or for my husband's work place, and it always gets rave reviews.
This is especially nice for Thanksgiving or Christmas morning, when something easy and satisfying is the key to everything! Spend a little time the night before, and wake up to this in the morning! PS - there's just no way to get a good picture of this, but trust me, it's yummy!
1 bag frozen hash brown potatoes (32 oz) cubed potatoes work best
1 lb bacon (diced, cooked and drained), ham (cooked and cubed) or sausage (cooked and crumbled) *note - I like the ham or sausage best, but bacon is good too
1 onion (diced)
1 green bell pepper (diced)
1 1/2 cups sharp cheddar or montery jack cheese (shredded)
1 doz eggs
1 cup milk
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper (more or less to taste)
Optional - sliced mushrooms, sliced jalapeno peppers or diced red peppers
Place a layer of frozen potatoes on the bottom of the slow cooker, followed by a layer of bacon, ham or sausage; then onions, green pepper and cheese.
Repeat the layering process two or three more times, ending with a layer of cheese. Beat the eggs, milk, salt and pepper together. Pour over the mixture in the slow cooker, cover and turn on low. Cook for 10-12 hours.
Serve with hot sauce or salsa and additional shredded cheese, if desired. A side fruit salad is a nice addition.
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