Recipes

Brunch Beef Strata

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ lb ground beef
  • 1 tsp salt, divided
  • ½ tsp pepper, divided
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 oz button mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tsp dried thyme leaves
  • 2 cups milk
  • 5 large eggs
  • nonstick cooking spray
  • 8 cups crustless bread cubes (3/4-inch)
  • 2 cups shredded Asiago or fontina cheese
  • 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes, cut in half
  • thinly sliced fresh basil

Directions

  1. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add Ground Beef; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking into 3/4-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally. Remove from skillet with slotted spoon; season with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Set aside. Pour off drippings from skillet. Cook's Tip: Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed Ground Beef. Ground Beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F. Color is not a reliable indicator of Ground Beef doneness.
  2. Heat oil in same skillet over medium heat until hot. Add mushrooms and onion; cook 3 to 4 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring frequently. Return beef to skillet. Add thyme; cook 3 to 5 minutes or until heated through, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Set aside.
  3. Whisk milk, eggs, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in large bowl until blended.
  4. Spray 2-1/2 to 3-quart shallow baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Layer half of the bread cubes, 1/2 cup of the cheese and half of the beef mixture in dish. Pour half of the egg mixture over the top. Top with remaining bread cubes, 1/2 cup of the cheese and remaining beef and egg mixtures. Sprinkle with remaining 1 cup cheese. Press any dry bread cubes into egg mixture. Cover with aluminum foil; refrigerate 6 hours or as long as overnight.Cook's Tip: To bake strata immediately, heat oven to 350°F. Assemble strata in dish as directed. Bake, covered, 40 minutes. Uncover; bake 10 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned.
  5. Preheat oven to 350°F. Bake strata, covered, 55 minutes. Remove foil. Bake, uncovered, 10 to 15 minutes or until puffed and lightly browned. Let stand 5 minutes. Top with tomatoes and basil, as desired.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 313 grams
Serves: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 597
% Daily Value*
Total Fat: 38.7g 50%
Saturated Fat: 15.7g
Trans Fat: 1g
Cholesterol: 221mg 74%
Sodium: 726.8mg 32%
Total Carbohydrate: 27.4g 10%
Dietary Fiber: 2.4g 9%
Sugars: 7.8g 16%
Protein: 34.1g 68%