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Chili and Ham Breakfast Strata - layered with sourdough, cheddar and ham. This is great for breakfast, brunch, or even dinner.

Chili and Cheese Ham Strata

Chili and Ham Breakfast Strata - layered with sourdough, cheddar and ham. This is great for breakfast, brunch, or even dinner. Great for company because it's assembled the night before.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Yield 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 slices sourdough bread (1 inch thick)
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2-1/2 cups (10 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 cup cubed fully cooked ham (about 8 oz - you want a ham steak cubed not deli ham)
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard

Instructions

  1. Butter bread; cube with a knife(or tear into 1 inch pieces) and place in a greased 9x13 baking dish. Sprinkle with chilies, 1-3/4 cups cheese, ham, onion and cilantro.
  2. Whisk the eggs, milk, salt, cumin and mustard in a large bowl. Pour over bread mixture; cover and refrigerate overnight.
  3. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking and preheat oven to 350°. Bake, covered for 35 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with remaining 3/4 cup cheese. Bake 10-20 minutes longer or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. I like more on the less moist side so I cook it on the longer side. Let stand for 5 minutes before cutting.

Recipe Notes

Source: adapted from Taste of Home