Becky Luigart-Stayner; Lydia DeGaris-Pursell
6 servings

Putting this Breakfast Tortilla Strata dish together and chilling it the night before gives the tortillas time to soak up the batter, which makes the strips puff when baked the next day.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine salsa and beans in a bowl. Place one-third of tortilla strips in an 11 x 7-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Top with 1/3 cup cheese and about 1 cup salsa mixture. Repeat procedure with one-third of tortilla strips, 1/3 cup cheese, and remaining salsa mixture; top with remaining tortilla strips.

Step 2

Combine sour cream and next 4 ingredients (sour cream through egg whites); stir with a whisk. Stir in onions. Pour over tortilla strips; sprinkle with 1/3 cup cheese. Cover and chill 8 hours or overnight.

Step 3

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 4

Remove dish from refrigerator. Let stand at room temperature 10 minutes. Cover and bake at 350° for 20 minutes. Uncover and bake an additional 15 minutes or until lightly browned.

Ratings & Reviews

drm0426's Review

October 07, 2012
Yummier than I thought it would be! I used grated pepperjack cheese. Would be delicious with either green salsa or red. Next time I will add some grated cooked veggies to get my picky kiddo a painfree way to get his veggies. I think a cup of cauliflower or celery root would be a nice addition.

itsgigi's Review

July 08, 2010
I made this for a breakfast meeting and everyone loved it! I did exactly what the recipe called for except that I added a little extra cheese. Mmm-mmm-good. Will definitely be making this one again.

MandieMae's Review

February 10, 2011

csaunders80's Review

January 13, 2009
This strata was very tasty but it took a lot longer to cook than the recipe specified. Like at least 15 minutes longer.

cookinginpdx's Review

October 10, 2011
I wasn't as impressed as others with this recipe. It was fine, but not special. I found myself thinking of ways to improve it: Replace the salsa with green and use green chilies instead of beans - add chorizo, it needed SOMETHING to make it more special. Probably won't make again without significant changes. Just me.

jspicest's Review

January 08, 2009
As other reviews said, this is an excellent dish to bring for work potlucks. It was a big hit this morning! I used the whole can of black beans, and actually thought that it was less than I would prefer. I put the strata in a smaller baking dish, which made it thicker, but also took about 20 minutes extra time to bake. Highly recommended.

shankoene's Review

January 27, 2010
Made this for a potluck and served it with sour cream and cilantro on the side. Gone in a flash! I would have preferred more black beans and for my taste will probably use medium salsa instead of mild next time. I also increased the amounts of ingredients by 50% and baked in a 9x13 dish. Needed to bake 45-50 minutes that way.

akjones's Review

January 24, 2010
This was fabulous! Would make again and for company. Did not make any modifications and turned out perfect. I served w/ blueberry muffins and mimosas. Very easy to make and great because it is done the night before.

babshouston's Review

June 29, 2014

rstarrlemaitre's Review

March 20, 2013
Tasty but needs more beans and more salsa. I like the way the tortillas soak up the sour cream mixture though.