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.


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)