Recipe By Linda Lee
Published Jun 8th
Southwest Strata
Prep 25m Cook 45m Additional - Ready In 1h 10m
Servings 8 servings Calories 355.1

Easy, inexpensive, and tasty. A savory moist alternative to pasta or potatoes, great as a side with grilled meat or poultry, or a main course with a side of greens. A great way to use stale bread (save in the freezer – mix and match, even bagels, but nothing sweet for this recipe!)

Recipe Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 (15 ounce) can ranch-style beans, drained
  • 1 (14.75 ounce) can cream-style corn
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 dash hot pepper sauce, or to taste
  • 1 (1 pound) loaf day-old bread, torn into small pieces

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  2. 2 Whisk together the eggs and milk in a large bowl. Stir in the ranch-style beans, corn and Cheddar cheese. Season with cumin, paprika, oregano, salt, pepper and hot sauce, and mix well. Add the bread cubes to the mixture and stir to distribute the cheese and beans.
  3. 3 Allow to set for about 20 minutes, until the bread has absorbed the liquid. Stir occasionally, and add more milk if necessary to make the bread moist, but not soggy. Pour into the prepared baking dish, and spread evenly.
  4. 4 Bake uncovered for 45 minutes in the preheated oven, until lightly browned and a knife inserted into the center comes out clean. Let stand a few minutes before slicing and serving.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 355.1
  • Carbohydrate 47.9 g
  • Cholesterol 113.5 mg
  • Fat 11 g
  • Fiber 5 g
  • Protein 16.6 g
  • Saturated Fat 5.2 g
  • Sodium 946.5 mg
  • Sugar 6.3 g


  1. I am afraid I must say it was quite disappointing. The flavour is bland and it is dry and too gooey at the same time.
  2. I also found the beans dry. I don't think I cut the bread small enough either. Never quite got crispy as I expected on the edges was cooked through but "gummy" on the inside. The flavor was good I will try it again with smaller bread. I used Pam to grease the pan next time - Read more ...
  3. This just wasn't good. The beans turned out very dry and it was pretty flavorless really. I'd rather eat toast! We only ate but a small helping of it.