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Tex-Mex Strata

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Ingredients

1 tablespoon butter
2/3 cup green onion, chopped
12 (6-inch) corn tortillas
1 cup Monterey Jack cheese
2 cups milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 can (4 ounces) chopped mild green chilies
3/4 pound bulk sausage (hot or mild)
1/3 cup green pepper, chopped
1-1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
5 eggs, beaten
1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce

Instructions

Butter 9x13-inch baking pan. Saute sausage, green onion and green pepper in large skillet until brown. Drain. Arrange 4 tortillas on bottom of dish. Top with half the sausage mixture and half cheddar. Top with another layer of tortillas and then sausage mixture and cheese. Top with the remaining tortillas. Press tortillas down firmly to pack and even out the mixture. Combine milk, eggs, salt, tomato sauce and chilies and pour over strata. Cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate several hours or overnight. Remove from refrigerator 1 hour before baking. Preheat oven 325 degrees. Remove plastic wrap from baking dish. Bake strata for 40-45 minutes or until wooden tooth pick comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Serve with salsa.

LaRue Fraser
Moline



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