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Caramelized Onion and Canadian Bacon Strata

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1 teaspoon butter
1 1/2 cups vertically sliced onion
1 1/3 cups finely chopped red bell pepper
3/4 cup chopped Canadian bacon
6 cups (1-inch) cubed sourdough bread (about 12 ounces)
Cooking spray
2 cups milk
1 1/2 tablespoons spicy brown mustard
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
6 large egg whites
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese

Melt butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, and sauté 4 minutes. Reduce heat; cook 10 minutes or until golden brown, stirring occasionally. Add bell pepper; cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat; stir in bacon.

Arrange 3 cups bread in an 11 x 7-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray; top with half of onion mixture. Repeat layer with remaining bread and onion mixture.

Combine milk and next 4 ingredients (milk through eggs) in a medium bowl; stir well with a whisk. Pour egg mixture over bread mixture, and top with the cheese. Cover and refrigerate at least 8 hours or overnight.

Preheat oven to 375°.

Let the casserole stand 30 minutes at room temperature before cooking. Uncover and bake at 375° for 40 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

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