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5 Delicious Winter Brunch Recipes

A warm, hearty bunch is a perfect antidote to dreary winter weekend mornings, as well as a great reason to get together with friends and family. The best brunch ideas combine the favorite elements of breakfast and lunch, usually adding a glass of wine or any of our festive delicious cocktails from Casillero del Diablo to the mix. If you're looking for some new recipes to share with your circle of friends, we have some delicious ideas.

Delicious winter brunch ideas

1. Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole.

Bake-ahead casseroles belong in everyone's brunch recipe box. This brunch casserole from Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond, and "Food Network" uses tater tots instead of the more traditional hash browns for a crispier texture. Everything's in this casserole, so you don't need a lot to go with it.  Keep the warm theme going by serving the Blood Orange Mulled Mint Toddy specifically crafted for Casillero del Diablo.  This is the perfect warm cocktail to complement those winter weekend brunch get-togethers with friends and family.

2. Crispy Cheese Burritos with Chorizo and Eggs.

Add a "south of the border" vibe to your next brunch with this burrito recipe from "Food+Wine" magazine. The addition of spicy Mexican chorizo sausage and jalapeños gives the dish a kick and the sharp cheddar cheese and avocado give it a creaminess that balances the heat.  One of the best things about this recipe is that it's easy and quick to prepare, so you'll have more time to spend with your guests.  Pairing a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon with the sharp cheddar cheese in the burrito will complement the pairing.   

3. Banana Pancakes.

There's not a lot of fresh fruit available during the winter months, at least at affordable prices. However, bananas are available year-round and have a consistent quality. This tasty banana pancake recipe has the extra health benefit of using oat and whole wheat, rather than white flour. Pair it with turkey bacon or plant-based "sausage" and create a new winter tradition. If you are looking for a perfect drink pairing, the Secret Garden Sangria recipe from Casillero del Diablo won’t disappoint.

4. Belgian Waffles with Fruit Compote.

Fluffy Belgian waffles combine perfectly with fruit that's been macerated with sugar. This waffle recipe from Scrambled Chefs, is made with buttermilk, which gives the waffle that extra texture.  Serve with whipped cream or powdered sugar and, of course, plenty of bacon. You can mix up the recipe if you'd like by swapping out the cinnamon for your favorite spice combination, such as pumpkin pie spice or apple pie spice.  When you are finished with your caffeine fix from coffee, switch to a glass of Chardonnay.  The Chardonnay pairs nicely with the richness of the buttermilk that is used in the waffle.

5. Roasted Potato and Pepper Hash.

We also like this colorful roasted potato and pepper hash from "Country Living" magazine. Get out your cast iron or enameled iron skillet and take this dish directly from the stovetop to the table. The red and orange peppers give this egg dish its festive appearance.  If you are looking to enhance the flavors of the roasted potatoes and pepper hash, pair this with a glass of Malbec.  The wine is easy to drink and very versatile to pair with brunch. 

Winter doesn't have to be a time to just dig in and get through it. January, February, and March are great times to get together with friends on the weekend without the demands of summer vacations and kids' sports for a delicious and hearty meal. What are you going to make for brunch this weekend?  

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