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Black Bean Strata

by Meghann on July 9, 2012

My alarm is set for 4:00am.

I have a very early flight in the morning (I’ll have more details in my morning post!), a pushing-the-size-limit carry-on packed with 5 days worth of clothes ( a task I deemed impossible, therefore waited until the last minute to accomplish), and a delicious dinner in my tummy with a recipe worth sharing.

I’m kinda sad I won’t be in town to polish off the leftovers on this one.


Black Bean Strata

  • 8 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup chopped olives
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • 1/2 cup shredded monterey jack cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon oregano
  • 2 teaspoons cumin  
  • 1/2 stale whole wheat baguette
  • salt and pepper

Preheat the oven to 375.

In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs and milk. Add the olives, black beans, tomato, cheese, and seasonings to the eggs.

Tear the stale baguette into bite sized pieces and place in a greased cake pan. Pour the egg and veggie mix on top. Bake at 375 for 30 minutes.


I mashed up some avocado for a topping.


The strata was moist, full of flavor, and delicious. Next time I would add a little kick with some red pepper flakes, but otherwise I was really impressed with the results. 🙂


Snap peas on the side.



Earlier I had a veggie snack plate with walnuts.


For dessert, a serving of moose tracks.


I need to get some sleep. Something tells me this early alarm is going to come way too fast.

Good Night!

1 Emma July 9, 2012 at 10:43 pm

the strata looks awesome – especially with avocados on top. That’s rough that you have to get up at 4am though; flying always takes it out of me!

2 Sam @ Better With Sprinkles July 10, 2012 at 12:15 am

Ugh, 4 am. If I’m out of bed before 8:30 these days it’s a victory for me.

The strata looks awesome – good way to use up old bread!
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3 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More July 10, 2012 at 12:21 am

YUM! I freaking love moose tracks. Is it bad that my eyes went directly to that bowl of ice cream? 😉
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4 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope July 10, 2012 at 7:02 am

That black bean strata looks yummy! 🙂

Have a safe flight!
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5 Amanda July 10, 2012 at 7:19 am

I have never made or had a strata before but that looks simple and yummy! I may have to see about doing this one of these days.
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6 Liz July 10, 2012 at 7:22 am

Major improvement! Only one smiley face this time!

7 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats July 10, 2012 at 8:21 am

That looks delicious! And I always try and pack in a carry-on, I usually can manage for a week, even longer if I’m going home where I have tons of t-shirts to run in!
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8 Cait's Plate July 10, 2012 at 9:40 am

I actually just saw a recipe for a strata and decided then and there I needed to get on that bandwagon. This one looks delicious!
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9 Kristi July 10, 2012 at 9:45 am

This looks like a great recipe, and a great way to use up some stale bread in my kitchen! Yum!

10 Lindsay @ Running the Windy City July 10, 2012 at 10:10 am

I love strada. There’s a breakfast place in Chicago that makes a strada of the day. They’re always super creative and delicious!
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11 Emily N July 12, 2012 at 10:47 am

That ice cream is making me REALLY hungry!
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