Saturday, October 1, 2016

Men Breakfast Strata with Bacon & Sausage

I am hoping this breakfast casserole is a crowd pleaser, and a great way to serve up the Men's Breakfast for this Saturday. It is fun to try new recipes.
I made 3 recipes to serve up to 20 men, this should be plenty to share.

1 loaf (day's old) french wheat bread, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 cup grated cheese, I am using sharp cheddar. 
  • 2 cups broccoli florrets.
  • 2/3 cup fried chopped bacon ( one lb bacon cooked into 2 cups cooked bacon)
  • 1/3 lb sausage  ( one lb sausage cooked for 3 recipes )

Egg Mixture
  • 6 eggs
  • 1¼ cups milk
  • ¼ cup sharp cheddar
  • salt and pepper
  1. In a deep cooking pan, cook bacon until crispy, drain and cool, chop into small pieces, set aside.
  2. Drain bacon grease, using the same pan, cook sausage and chop into small pieces, set aside.
  3. Using the same cooking pan, pour away any excess grease, and cook broccoli until soft, about 5 minutes, set aside.
  4. In a bowl, whisk together egg mixture until combined.
  5. Spread half the bread into the base of a 8 x 13 baking dish.
  6. Pour over egg mixture, make sure all the bread is soaked and covered evenly.
  7. Top with some of the cheese.
  8. Next layer with the broccoli, bacon and sausage.
  9. Top with remaining cheese, then squish down to help the bread soak up the egg mixture.
  10. Set aside for at least 30 minutes, or over night.
  11. Preheat oven to 350F.
  12. Bake for 45 minutes until golden on sides. Let it set for 5 minutes.
  13. Serve warm, sprinkled with italian herbs if desired.
  14. Top with hot sauce if desired.

       all set to go into the oven...
     Fresh Out from the Oven

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