Southwest Breakfast Strata

  • 1 pound mild ground pork sausage
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • ½ green or red pepper, chopped
  • 2 (10 oz) cans diced tomatoes and green chilies
  • 8 flour tortillas, torn into bite-size pieces
  • 3 cups (12 oz) shredded Colby-Jack cheese blend
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 cups milk or half and half
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. garlic pepper

Cook sausage in a large skillet over medium-high heat, stirring until it crumbles and is no longer pink. Drain and return to skillet.

Add chopped onion and bell pepper to sausage in skillet, and sauté over medium-high heat 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Stir in tomatoes and green chiles; reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes.

Layer half each of tortilla pieces, sausage mixture, and cheese in a lightly greased 13- x – 9 inch baking dish. Repeat layers.

Whisk together eggs, milk or half and half, salt and pepper; pour over layers in baking dish. Cover and chill up to 8 hours, if desired.

Bake, lightly covered with aluminum foil, at 350° for 30 minutes to one hour or until golden and bubbly.

Serves 8.

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