Yee-haww! Rodeo season is upon us, and aside from the roping and riding, one of our Rodeo season favorites is forking into a giant cowboy breakfast. We’re talking plates piled high with hearty egg casseroles, buttery biscuits and even a taco or two (this is Texas, after all). And this year, while we’re eager as ever to get in on all the Rodeo fun, we’re opting for a mellower start to our mornings with some at-home cowboy cooking easy enough for anyone to take on. So grab yer forks and boots, and dig on in to these Goodtaste-approved cowboy breakfast eats. Then, we Rodeo!
Assemble this easy-to-make casserole the night before you want to serve it for a super-simple breakfast that bakes all in the time it takes you to get out of your pjs. Packed with ground sausage, eggs, white bread and spinach (even cowboys need their veggies), it’s a hearty a.m. feast that will have you ready to take on the day.
Every cowboy or cowgirl needs a good biscuits and gravy recipe in their arsenal, and there’s perhaps none more Rodeo-inspired (or more Tex-Mex) than this one from Bon Appetit. It tastes as if you’re favorite cornbread recipe joined forces with the ultimate breakfast biscuit, and then got smoothered in creamy chorizo gravy, hot sauce, and avocados (because, why not?). Now, who’s hungry?
Not that we need a reason to eat tacos for breakfast, but if we did, this recipe would be it. While absolutely adore the flavors of slow-cooked al pastor, we also don’t always have time to wait for it to cook. Which is why we love this recipe from Half-Baked Harvest. It swaps in ground chicken (or use turkey) for pork, so it cooks in a flash, but is still full of spicy-sweet al pastor flavors. Finish with a fried egg and any favorite taco toppings — breakfast is served.
Egg-averse? Not to worry—there’s a cowboy breakfast for you, too. This skillet, which combines crumbled chorizo (a Spanish-style pork sausage seasoned with paprika), diced potatoes and a mix of chopped peppers and onions, is hearty enough to serve in a bowl on its own. Or, if you’re not anti-egg, top the entire skillet with a few fried ones and stir in some yolk-gravy goodness.
Need a quick and easy cowboy breakfast on-the-fly? Sink your teeth into this Texas toast-sized breakfast sandwich from one of our favorite cowboy cooks, Ree Drummond. Inside, Drummond combines pan-fried sausage patties with scrambled eggs, melty cheese, and one spicy secret ingredient. Perhaps best, yet? No silverware required.