Saturday, January 22, 2011

Huevos Rancheros - Mexican Rancher's Eggs { with black beans, salsa and cheddar on a tortilla }

Huevos Rancheros is a popular Mexican breakfast. It means Rancher's Eggs and it's yummy!

1 serving

1 8" whole wheat tortilla
1 large egg
salt & pepper
pinch of oregano
3 tablespoons store bought salsa
2 tablespoons canned black beans, rinsed & drained
1/8 teaspoon ground chipotle powder or to taste
1/2 oz shredded sharp cheddar or monterey jack

Preheat oven to 425F

Fry egg in a little cooking spray and sprinkle with salt, pepper and oregano. I like my yolk runny but not the whites. Cook it slightly less done than you want it in the end.

On a baking sheet lined with parchment, place the tortilla and then put the egg on top. Mix salsa, beans and chipotle powder in a bowl then place around the egg. Sprinkle cheese on top and bake until cheese is melted. Remove from oven and top with chopped avocado.

Tips: You could probably use cayenne instead of chipotle powder, or add some canned chopped chipotles. If you don't have any of these things you could always mix in a little hot sauce. Chipotle is the flavour you get in barbecue chips. It's smokey with a bit of bite, but not as hot as cayenne in my opinion. And of course you can choose mild, medium or hot salsa. If you have it, you should add some avocado! Be sure to use a whole wheat or whole grain tortilla to make it phase 2 South Beach Diet friendly.

- huevos rancheros -

1 comment:

  1. I agree. This food is yummy! Thanks for posting your version of this recipe.