Green Chile Brunch Bake Recipe




Green Chile Brunch Bake Recipe

It's easy to make this ahead in a 13x9 inch pan. It's filling, perfect for a crowd, and helps busy moms out.
Ingredients :
1 pound bulk pork sausage
10 cups cubed day-old French bread
2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 can (4 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained
5 green onions, chopped
6 large eggs
2-3/4 cups half-and-half cream
1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chiles, drained
1-1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce

In a large skillet, cook sausage over medium heat until no longer pink, breaking into crumbles, 5-7 minutes; drain and set aside. Place bread cubes in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Top with cheese, mushrooms, green onions and cooked sausage.
In a large bowl, whisk remaining ingredients. Pour over layers. Refrigerate, covered, overnight.
Preheat oven to 350°. Remove strata from refrigerator while oven heats. Bake, uncovered, until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean, 45-50 minutes. Let stand 5-10 minutes before cutting.

Test Kitchen tips :
Make this strata in muffin cups for individual servings perfect for a buffet.
The center bakes up tender and moist while the top gets perfectly toasted.


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