Green Chile Strata


This time of year, brunch is our morning meal of choice. And an easy make-ahead casserole makes brunch even better for me because that means I don’t have to stand around in the kitchen all morning. Instead I can hang out in my pjs and enjoy some family time with everyone else. Another perk to a casserole that I am sure you agree with is that it makes plenty, so I know there will be some left over for those who need a snack before we get around to a late lunch.SONY DSC

This particular casserole has always been a hit for my group and any guests we might have. It is something that is just enough out of the ordinary to keep my brunch-goers coming back for more. The recipe is a result of my parents’ stint in New Mexico. My mom (the original Southern gypsy) just couldn’t wait for me to try this Green Chile Strata she had at a ladies’ gathering she attended there. I was leery at first. Dried mustard? Worcestershire? Eggs? But the Southern Gypsy knows her food, so I went all in with blind trust. And boy, am I glad I did. I think you will be too when you try it.SONY DSC

Strata simply means layers. This dish is just that—simple layers of flour tortillas, cheese, green chiles, and Canadian bacon, soaked in an egg and cream mixture just before being baked into golden yumminess. The chiles aren’t spicy, and the tortillas soak up the eggs and cream so that they puff up into what is almost a soft pastry. This brunch casserole is a stand out partner to a tasty fruit salad and is one that you will be oh, so glad you tried.SONY DSC


 

Green Chile Strata

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7- 7 ½ inch tortillas (usually this is the fajita size)
2- 4 oz. cans chopped green chiles
12-14 oz. Canadian bacon
4 C. Monterrey Jack or Colby Cheese, shredded
5 beaten eggs
Splash of Worcestershire sauce
Dash of dried mustard
2 C. cream (or half and half)
1 tsp. salt

Preparation:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Generously grease a 9×13 dish.
Cut the tortillas and Canadian bacon into approximately 1 inch strips.  Drain the chiles.

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• Tortillas (don’t overlap)
• Canadian bacon
• ½ of the chiles
• ½ of the cheese
Repeat the layer a 2nd time to make 2 complete layers.

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Combine eggs with the remaining ingredients and beat. Pour egg mixture over the layers and refrigerate 30 minutes to overnight.

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  Bake for 45-60 minutes or until puffed and bubbly around the edges.

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Feeds 10-12 hungry brunch-goers!

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An easy make-ahead casserole that is perfect for Christmas morning or holiday brunches. Green chile strata is delicious layers of egg, green chiles, cheese, canadian bacon or ham, and tortillas.Need more Christmas inspiration? Try these ASD favorites!

Christmas Morning: Overnight Baked Gingerbread Oatmeal

The Mini Natchitoches Meat Pie

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Christmas Green Chile Strata
Serves 10
An easy make ahead breakfast casserole that's perfect for brunch or overnight guests.
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
1 hr 10 min
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
1 hr 10 min
Ingredients
  1. 7- 7 ½ inch tortillas (usually this is the fajita size)
  2. 2- 4 oz. cans chopped green chiles
  3. 12-14 oz. Canadian bacon
  4. 4 C. Monterrey Jack or Colby Cheese, shredded
  5. 5 beaten eggs
  6. Splash of Worcestershire sauce
  7. Dash of dried mustard
  8. 2 C. cream (or half and half)
  9. 1 tsp. salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Generously grease a 9x13 dish.
  2. Cut the tortillas and Canadian bacon into approximately 1 inch strips.
  3. Drain the chiles.
Layer in the 9x13 dish
  1. • Tortillas (don’t overlap)
  2. • Canadian bacon
  3. • ½ of the chiles
  4. • ½ of the cheese
  5. Repeat the layer a 2nd time to make 2 complete layers.
  6. Combine eggs with the remaining ingredients and beat. Pour egg mixture over the layers and refrigerate 30 minutes to overnight.
  7. Bake for 45-60 minutes or until puffed and bubbly around the edges.
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