Okay, so I know these aren’t much to look at. In fact, they sorta look a little bit scary. Part of that could also be my lacking skills in photography….but buddy, do they taste DELICIOUS!
We gobbled them up…..except for Annie – who had decided that at that particular breakfast she didn’t like cheese or potatoes. Children make no sense. This is a really easy dish to make and I love waking up with breakfast already made.
I try to make dishes like this on mornings when I know we’re going to be super busy. Crock pots were sent directly from heaven.
You’ll need baking potatoes, onion, cheese, green pepper, butter, and meat. The best part about this recipe is that you can use whatever meat you have. I just happened to have some cooked, chopped bacon in the freezer so I used that. You could use crumbled turkey sausage, leftover taco meat, leftover shredded chicken, or even leftover barbecue. Anything goes!
Go ahead and butter your crock down really good. If you don’t, this particular recipe will really bake on to your crock, making it fossilized. Even Magic Eraser couldn’t help you with that.
Here is a random photo of my feet. Barry was taking the pictures at this point…….and I guess he wanted to show all of you my stark white legs. Don’t look directly at them or you might go blind. I’m just glad he didn’t focus on anything else. I was in my PJs and ready for bed.
You need to slice your potatoes and chop your onions and peppers. I sliced my onions instead of chopping them. You will want to slice the potatoes pretty thick. If you don’t, after cooking while you sleep, they will sorta disintegrate into nothingness.
Place a layer of each item (except the butter) in the crock pot, using half your stuff. You don’t have to measure or anything. Just wing it.
After you’ve done that, you want to salt and pepper the top. Barry made these for me. Aren’t they super duper awesome?
Finish out your layers with the rest of your stuff.
Now, put some thin slices of butter all over the top. It’s going to melt and create potato magic. I love it! I said 1 tablespoon in the recipe, but I think I used more like two. Like Pioneer Woman says, “If some is good, more is better.”
Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours. Mine cooked for exactly 8, and with the thickness of my potatoes, it was just right. They might have been done earlier, but I sure wasn’t going to get up and check. I was shocked awake anyway by Annie who clobbered me in the face with her pillow telling me to get up.
They’ll look like this when they are finished. And no, it’s not burned….it’s magic. They are SO GOOD! You could also use them as a side dish if you like. If you’re serving it as a full meal, it will feed 2-3 people. If you’re serving it as a side, I’d say it would feed 4-5 people.
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Crock Pot Potato Breakfast
- 2 large baking potatoes, sliced thick
- 1 medium onion, sliced
- 1 cup shredded cheese
- ½ cup chopped peppers
- 1 tablespoon + butter
- Layer the potatoes, onion, cheese, meat, and peppers in a greased crock pot.
- Sprinkle top with salt and pepper.
- Dot butter over top of mixture.
- Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours, depending on thickness of the potatoes.