Friday, January 20, 2012

New Mexico Breakfast Strata

New Mexico Breakfast Strata

1 pound bacon
1 pound bulk breakfast sausage
1 (16 ounce) loaf French bread, cubed
1 (16 ounce) package shredded cheddar cheese, divided
1 (7 ounce) can diced green chile
2 cups milk
12 eggs

Cook and crumble bacon and sausage in separate skillets.  Drain grease.

Coat a 13x9 inch baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.  Arrange sausage in the bottom of baking pan.  Spread half of the bread cubes over sausage.

Arrange the bacon over bread.

Sprinkle cheese over bacon.  Spread green chile over cheese.  Arrange remaining  bread cubes over top.

In a large bowl, combine milk and eggs.  Salt and pepper to taste.  Mix well.

Pour egg mixture evenly over top.

Push bread down into pan.

Cover with aluminum foil.  Place in the refrigerator overnight.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Bake 30 minutes.

Remove foil.  Bake an additional 30 minutes.

If you like breakfast burritos, then you are going to love this recipe.  It has all of those delicious southwestern flavors, wrapped up in one dish, that you can prepare the night before.

This recipe is on the mild side.  The green chiles that are in it, add pepper flavor, but not the pepper heat.  If you walk on the wild side, it is easy to spice this recipe up.  We like to top the strata with salsa.  You could also serve it with slice jalapenos to give it an extra kick, or even swap out the green chile for your favorite chile pepper.

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  1. Woo hoo! This is way better than a breakfast burrito! Breakfast is my fave meal, but this would be good for any meal. Can't wait to try it and maybe even add a little heat!

  2. This is my kind of breakfast!

  3. Holy Moly this looks delicious and I love that you can make it the night before. This just might be a must this Saturday morning.

  4. This sounds fantastic, on my 'to do' list and very soon :) Diane

  5. I've never had a stratta that I didn't thoroughly devour. They are one of my favorite breakfasts and I like the southwest spin on this one.

  6. What a lovely way to start the day. I am new to your blog, so I decided to browse through your earlier posts after reading this one. I'm so glad I did that. I really like the food and recipes you share with your readers and I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  7. I love strata and this one look so delicious!!