Saturday, October 25, 2008

How to Feed Breakfast to a Crowd for Cheap

Bake one complete bag of frozen hashbrowns ($1. 87 at my Walmart) in oven on 450 for about 25-30 minutes.

Meanwhile brown a pound of breakfast sausage ($2 at Walmart) with some diced onion in a skillet, breaking it up into small pieces. Drain and set aside.

Scramble 18 eggs (just under $2) in butter. Break up into small pieces.

When hashbrowns are done, dump all three into a crockpot and set on low until ready to serve.

Warm up about 30-40 tortillas ($3-4) - this depends largely on how full the crowd fills them. At church*, there are usually about 30 tortillas missing. (When I take this to church, I put the filling in my 6 qt. crockpot and the tortillas wrapped in foil in my 4 qt. crockpot. I keep them both on low all during church and they are hot and ready to serve after service.)

Serve with hot sauce and shredded cheese. (I buy in bulk, so I estimate I spend less than $3 on this).

Serves about 30 breakfast tacos for a total of $12, or about $0.40 per taco.

* The last time I took this to church for our after worship meal, one of the teenage boys told me that these tacos were the reason he got up that morning.

3 comments:

Stacey said...

Thanks Tami, this sounds great! I wonder if it would work to make this Sunday night and then somehow keep it for quick bkfst tacos for the family during the week? I am really getting into cooking on the weekends for the week and I am always looking for quick bkfst ideas that have protein in them as well.

Amy Mantooth said...

Great idea, thank you! I am terrible about serving a good breakfast. I am working on my morning skills. This is easy, cheap, and has the protein we are so often missing.

Amy Mantooth said...

Now that you posted this, I wonder how many of these dishes will show up at church Sun. now that it's bring whatever side dish! :) We are having it tonight! (Thurs before Reformation Night)