Ben's Strata
Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: Italian
  • 2 cups French bread cut in small cubes.
  • Or 6 to 8 slices of white or wheat bread without the crust.
  • Or a thin layer of pastry to cover a 9" x 13" glass baking-dish
  • 1 cup Shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 Bell pepper (red or green) cubed
  • ½ Onion
  • 1 ½ cup Milk
  • 6 - 8 Eggs
  • 2 cups Lunchmeat (Ham, bacon or turkey, or all of them)
  • Fresh parsley
  • Salt
  • Black ground pepper
  1. Sautee onion in extra virgin olive oil.
  2. Add the bell pepper and let it soften.
  3. Add lunchmeat and let it cook with the vegetables
  4. In a bowl beat the eggs, cheese, milk, salt and ground pepper.
  5. When the lunchmeat is cooked add it to the ingredients in the bowl, hot ingredients to cool ingredients, and mix.
  6. For better results, refrigerate overnight.
  7. Preheat oven to 350° F
  8. Layer bread or pastry dough over greased glass baking-dish.
  9. Pour the content of the bowl
  10. Top with fresh parsley
  11. Cover the dish with foil and cook for about 30-35 minutes.
  12. Serve hot.
Recipe by What's Cooking, Mexico? at