Make-Ahead Philly Beef Strata

Invited eight for brunch? This beefy egg bake will satisfy, and with just 20 minutes of preparation, you'll be all set.

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  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 9 hr 20 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 8
 

Ingredients

7
cups cubed (1-inch) French bread
1
bag (1 lb) frozen bell pepper and onion stir-fry
1/2
lb thinly sliced cooked roast beef (from deli), cut into bite-sized strips (1 1/2 cups)
2
cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese (8 oz)
8
eggs
2 1/4
cups milk
2
tablespoons Dijon mustard
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon pepper

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish or 3-quart oval casserole with cooking spray. Spread 1/3 of the bread cubes in baking dish. Top evenly with 1/3 of the bell pepper and onion stir-fry and 1/3 of the beef. Sprinkle with 1/3 of the cheese. Repeat layers twice, ending with cheese.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat eggs. Stir in all remaining ingredients; pour evenly over cheese. Cover tightly with foil; refrigerate at least 8 hours or overnight.
  • 3 When ready to bake, heat oven to 350°F. Uncover baking dish; bake 40 to 50 minutes or until puffed, top is golden brown and center is set. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
  • 1 Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish or 3-quart oval casserole with cooking spray. Spread 1/3 of the bread cubes in baking dish. Top evenly with 1/3 of the bell pepper and onion stir-fry and 1/3 of the beef. Sprinkle with 1/3 of the cheese. Repeat layers twice, ending with cheese.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat eggs. Stir in all remaining ingredients; pour evenly over cheese. Cover tightly with foil; refrigerate at least 8 hours or overnight.
  • 3 When ready to bake, heat oven to 350°F. Uncover baking dish; bake 40 to 50 minutes or until puffed, top is golden brown and center is set. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Use any hearty bread, such as sourdough, baguette or Italian bread, instead of the French bread if you prefer. We feel that day-old bread works best.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1/8 of Recipe
Calories
350
(
Calories from Fat
155),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
17g
17%
(Saturated Fat
8g,
8%
),
Cholesterol
255mg
255%;
Sodium
960mg
960%;
Total Carbohydrate
25g
25%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
6g
6%
),
Protein
24g
24%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
16%;
Vitamin C
20%;
Calcium
36%;
Iron
14%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.