1 HRS 30 MINS
Time to Cook
Preheat oven to 350oF. Heat a large nonstick skillet over MEDIUM heat until hot. Add Ground Beef and cook 8-10 minutes, breaking beef into small crumbles and stirring occasionally. Remove from skillet and season with ½ tsp. salt and ¼ tsp. pepper. Set aside. Pour off drippings from skillet.
Heat oil in same skillet over medium heat until hot. Add mushrooms and onion; cook 3-4 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring frequently. Return beef to skillet. Add thyme and cook 3-5 minutes or until heated through, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Set aside.
Whisk milk, eggs, ½ tsp. salt and ¼ tsp. pepper in large bowl until blended.
Spray 2 ½-3-quart shallow baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Layer half of bread cubes, ½ cup of cheese and half of beef mixture in dish. Pour half of egg mixture over top. Top with remaining bread cubes, ½ cup 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.
Bake strata, covered with foil, for 55 minutes. Remove foil. Bake, uncovered, 10-15 minutes or until puffed and lightly browned. Let stand 5 minutes. Top with tomatoes and basil, as desired.
Based on 90% lean Ground Beef
Nutrition information per serving: Calories 604; Total fat 35g (Sat. fat 14g;Trans fat 0g); Cholest. 285mg; Sodium 1205mg; Total Carb. 30g; Fiber 3g; Total Sugars 5g; Protein 41g; Vit D (20% DV); Calcium (40% DV); Iron (30% DV); Potas. (24%DV)
This recipe is an excellent source of protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, iron, selenium and zinc; and a good source of fiber.