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Baked Eggs and Tortillas In Creamy Tomato Sauce

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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

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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  • MS10139913
    14 APR, 2015
    I used green enchilada sauce, added green chilies to half of the dish for the adults, yummo, like green enchilada casserole with eggs.
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  • microserfs
    27 JAN, 2015
    Also, I wanted to add that I used 2% milk instead of half-and-half, and I believe the serving size is wrong, it makes about 8-10 servings. Great for packing up for lunch the next day!
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  • microserfs
    27 JAN, 2015
    I have made this recipe twice now and the first time I followed the recipe exactly and it was good but a little bland. Last night I added corn, black beans and more spices and I really like how it turned out! I also added more cheese than the recipe asked, adding it between layers and on top with the eggs. I also used about 4 tortillas instead of 8. It is easy and protein packed!
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  • mwuahna
    17 NOV, 2013
    If you're halving the recipe, three tortillas is more than enough. Also, if you are cutting the recipe in half, stick with the same amount of cheese.
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  • queenzookie
    21 MAY, 2012
    I forgot to add that this is a lot of food for 4 people. Depending on your appetite, I'd say it's more like 6 servings, maybe even 8.
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  • queenzookie
    21 MAY, 2012
    I didn't bother making the tomato sauce; I just used sauce from a jar. I baked it in individual au gratin dishes. 14 minutes baking time was perfect for me. This dish is fantastic for breakfast or brunch or a quick dinner. Yum!
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  • Yanza
    29 DEC, 2011
    I love this recipe! It is one our go to dinners. I use a smaller baking dish and use milk instead of half and half. I don't bother to measure the milk. 15 minutes is usually long enough for the eggs to set. It always turns out great. Yum!
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  • MS10770994
    18 OCT, 2011
    Super delish! I added a can of drained black beans to the sauce while preparing and it was perfect. I cooked the dish for only about fifteen minutes and the eggs were set.
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  • Emelote
    4 MAY, 2011
    This is one of my favorite meatless dishes. I like making this is smaller baking dishes for individual servings. I omit the crushed red pepper flakes and add dill to the sauce.
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  • MS10995665
    6 DEC, 2010
    This has potential for variation. I used fire roasted tomatoes and liked that but I want to try it again using a good tomatilo salsa. The sauce needs to be the consisteny of thick pasta sauce so next time I would omit the flour (adds yucky taste) and just reduce the sauce till it's thick enough. Agree that 8 tortillas is too many, maybe 6 would suffice. Might try some black beans next time too and cilantro on top for serving really made this delicious. Make an indentation for eggs they run.
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