Grilled Cheese, Bacon and Tomato Strata

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Total Time
1hr 25mins
Prep
25 mins
Cook
1 hr

Comfort food for a leisurely weekend breakfast or a rushed weeknight dinner if you plan ahead. I like a little mustard powder or cayenne in this, but the boys like it "plain".

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Ingredients

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Directions

  1. Cook the bacon until crisp, remove from pan and crumble.
  2. Saute the onions and garlic in about 1 tablespoon of bacon grease until
  3. tender, about 4 minutes. Combine the onions with the bacon.
  4. Place 4 cups of bread in the bottom of a 9 by 13 pan, top with 2/3 cup cheese and 1/2 the onion mixture and 1/2 of the tomatoes.
  5. Combine the eggs, milk, basil and seasonings and pour half over the tomatoes. Repeat the layers.
  6. Cover and chill over night. Bake, uncovered at 325 degrees for 55 minutes.
  7. Sprinkle with the remaining 2/3 cup of cheese and return to the oven until
  8. the cheese melts, about 5 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.