Sausage Tex Mex Strata

Posted by: Schmitty 09-21-99 4:26 PM

Tex Mex Strata

1 tablespoon butter
1/2 pound bulk pork sausage, mild or hot crumbled
2/3 cup chopped green onions (4 to 5 green onions)
1/3 cup chopped sweet green pepper
12 corn tortillas (6 inch)
1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese (6 ounces)
1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese (4 ounces)
2 cups milk
4 eggs
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup tomato sauce
1 can (4 ounces) chopped mild green chilies

Butter 8 x 8-x 2-inch square baking pan with 1-tablespoon butter.

Sauté sausage, green onion and green pepper in large skillet over medium heat until sausage is browned about 8 minutes.

Drain off excess fat; set skillet aside.

Arrange 4 tortillas in bottom of prepared baking dish.

Top with half sausage mixture and half Cheddar.

Top with 4 more tortillas and remaining sausage mixture and cheddar.

Top with remaining tortillas.

Press tortillas down firmly to pack and even out mixture.

Top with Monterey Jack Cheese.

Combine milk, eggs, salt, tomato sauce and chilies in medium size bowl.

Pour over strata.

Cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate several hours or overnight.

Remove from refrigerator 1 hour before baking.

Preheat oven to slow (325°).

Remove plastic wrap from baking dish.

Bake strata in preheated slow oven 325 degrees for 40 to 45 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.

Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Garnish with whole fresh hot chili peppers if desired.

Makes 6 servings

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