Need an easy breakfast for a crowd? This Breakfast Casserole with Bacon using Burgers' Smokehouse Bacon is one the whole family will love!
When did you start hosting the holidays for your family? We still do most of our holiday gatherings at my parents’ house, but my sister and I have started hosting a bit. I love it when I get the chance to host, but the preparation can be stressful. One way that I lighten my load is to pre-make breakfast, like this Breakfast Casserole with Bacon!
This Breakfast Casserole with Bacon is a savory, hearty casserole. It features a hash brown crust, loads of eggs, cheese and spices. And, I used my favorite bacon in the world from Burgers' Smokehouse. Burgers' is local to Kansas City, based in California, Missouri! California (Missouri) is about 15 minutes from my hometown. I had the fortune of growing up on Burgers' bacon and ham, and I have to say that it spoiled me for all others. Even better, Burgers' is still family owned and operated. Right now, the 3rd and 4th generations are running it!
Burgers' bacon is dry cured, meaning that there is no water added when making it. They allow the bacon to age for a few days before smoking it to perfection. I used the Original Hickory Smoked variety for this Breakfast Casserole with Bacon recipe. Burgers' makes other varieties; Applewood, Maple Hickory, Peppered Hickory, Cajun Hickory and Uncured Smoked bacons.
I am so happy that most of our local stores here in Kansas City carry Burgers' bacon! I find it at Price Chopper or Hy-Vee, but stores like Hen House, Schnucks, Dierbergs, Wal-Mart and others carry their products.
If you're in the mood for a road trip, you can visit the Burgers' Smokehouse Factory Store & Visitor's Center in California, Missouri! It's located at 32819 Highway 87 South, open 8-5 on Monday through Friday and on Saturdays through Christmas Eve. If you're driving there from Kansas City, I have a few stops to recommend!
I love the Hometown Cafe in Syracuse, Missouri for incredible pies and home cooking. And, there's a fantastic Dutch Bakery in Tipton, Missouri that's worth a visit.