Baked Eggs and Tortillas In Creamy Tomato Sauce

Dont let the lack of meat fool you. This protein-packed casserole of eggs, tortillas, and a simple tomato sauce is a satisfying meal for the whole family.

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  • Servings: 4
Baked Eggs and Tortillas In Creamy Tomato Sauce

Source: Everyday Food, April 2010

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 large white onion, diced small
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half
  • 8 corn tortillas, cut into 1/2-inch strips
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar (1.5 ounces)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400. In a medium saucepan, heat oil over medium-high. Add onion and cook until translucent, about 8 minutes. Season with salt and pepper; add garlic and cook until fragrant, 30 to 45 seconds. Add flour and stir to coat. Pour in tomatoes, scraping up browned bits. Add red-pepper flakes and season with salt and pepper. Cook until tomato sauce is thickened and bubbling, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in half-and-half and remove pan from heat.

  2. Spread 1 cup tomato sauce in a 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Place tortilla strips in an even layer over sauce. Spread remaining sauce over tortillas. Break eggs over top and sprinkle with cheese. Bake until sauce is bubbling and egg whites are set, about 25 minutes.

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