Mexican Style Strata

With Chorizo, Spicy Salsa, and Tortilla Chips

$9.95 per serving

Prep & Cook Time: 30-40 min.

Cook Within: 5 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Medium

Contains: Milk, Eggs

A note about serious food allergies

Brunch just got mas caliente with this Mexican style strata. As the name implies, a strata is typically bread layered with eggs and cheese, then baked in a pan or casserole. We've dialed up the heat with smoky chorizo, a Mexican pork sausage, and shredded Chihuahua cheese. Add Fresno chiles if you really want to bring the fuego, or cool things down a bit with a dollop of cilantro sour cream. However you slice it (we like a nice fat wedge), your brunch will be anything but boring.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 3 Cilantro Sprigs
  • 1 Shallot
  • 1 Red Fresno Chile
  • 6 6" Corn Tortillas
  • Info
    6 fl. oz. Liquid Egg
  • Info
    8 fl. oz. Canned Evaporated Whole Milk
  • Info
    3 oz. Shredded Chihuahua Cheese
  • 8 oz. Ground Pork
  • 2 Tbsp. Home Chef Chorizo Seasoning Blend
  • 3 fl. oz. Red Enchilada Sauce
  • Info
    2 oz. Sour Cream
  • Nutrition (per serving)

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 Baking Sheet
  • 1 Small Bowl
  • 1 Medium Oven-Safe Pan
  • 1 Small Pot
  • Step 1 - Prepare the Ingredients

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Prepare a baking sheet with foil or use a non-stick baking sheet. Thoroughly rinse produce and pat dry. Stem and coarsely chop cilantro. Peel and mince shallot. Slice red Fresno chile into ¼” rounds. Halve 1 tortilla then slice into ¼” wide strips. Quarter remaining tortillas. Combine liquid egg, evaporated milk, and Chihuahua cheese in small bowl. Season mixture with a pinch of salt and pepper.

  • Step 2 - Toast Tortilla Chips and Strips

    Toast Tortilla Chips and Strips

    Place tortilla chips and strips onto prepared baking sheet. Drizzle with 1 tsp. olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper. Place in oven and toast 8-10 minutes, or until chips and strips become crispy. Remove from oven and set aside.

  • Step 3 - Cook Chorizo and Veggies

    Cook Chorizo and Veggies

    Heat 1 tsp. olive oil in a medium oven-safe pan over medium heat and add ground pork, chorizo seasoning, shallot, and cilantro (reserving some for garnish). Cook 7 minutes, while stirring, until meat is browned. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper and transfer to a paper towel-lined plate with a slotted spoon. Drain all but 1 tsp. rendered pork fat from the pan.

  • Step 4 - Assemble and Bake Strata

    Assemble and Bake Strata

    Add half the tortilla chips (reserve remaining to serve on the side), chorizo, and egg-and-cheese mixture to pan. Stir gently to distribute ingredients evenly, about 30 seconds. Place pan in oven and bake until eggs are just cooked through and no longer runny, about 14-16 minutes. An easy way to test doneness is to open the oven door and tap the handle of the pan with an oven mitt-clad hand. If the center jiggles, the eggs are not set and need more time.

  • Step 5 - Warm Enchilada Sauce

    Warm Enchilada Sauce

    Before serving, place enchilada sauce in a small pot and warm over medium heat for 2-3 minutes, or microwave in a bowl for 1 minute.

  • Step 6 - Plate the Dish

    Plate the Dish

    Garnish strata with Fresno chile slices (they're spicy, so add to taste), sour cream, tortilla strips, and remaining cilantro. Serve remaining tortilla chips and enchilada sauce on the side.