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This is one of my hubby pleasing meals.  His absolute favorite ingredient ever is jalapeños.  This man truly tries to eat them with everything(usually raw).  Sometimes I beat him to the punch and cook with them…. Gotta keep ‘me guessing!

I had a loaf of no-knead bread (I’ll be sharing that with you lovelies in a future blog post!) going stale so I threw together this strata.  Stratas need a few hours to sit so the egg can soak into the bread so it is perfect to prep the night before then pop in the oven in the morning.

  

Ingredients 

  • 6 slices bacon, diced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 jalapeño, diced (I remove the stems and seeds but if you want more heat leave them in)
  • 4 C bread, cubed
  • 2 C cheddar, shredded
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 C milk
  • 1 t Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 t mustard
  • Dash nutmeg
  • Salt and fresh pepper

Instructions

  1. Cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Add onion and jalapeno. Cook until onion is tender. Drain.
  1. In a greased 9×9 baking dish, layer half the bread cubes, cheese, then bacon mixture. Repeat the layers.
  2. Stir together remaining ingredients and pour over bread concoction.
  3. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  4. In the morning, preheat the oven to 325. Allow the strata to sit at room temperature while the oven heats.
  5. Bake uncovered for 45-60 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
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