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.

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
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