Healthy breakfast recipes are a must. This recipe for healthy huevos rancheros will hit the spot for your Sunday brunch. Restaurant versions of huevos rancheros come in gigantic portions and contain way too many calories, with fried eggs, refried beans, chorizo, and fried tortillas.
Healthy Breakfast Recipes
Healthy breakfast recipes include fruit and Greek yogurt, oatmeal, and avocado toast. But sometimes we want a breakfast that feels a little more indulgent, particularly on the weekend.
When I think of healthy breakfast recipes huevos rancheros do not come to mind. But, this dish can be healthy with a few adjustments.
Not only are huevos rancheros one of the most
delicious morning creations of all time, but the balance of protein, fiber, and antioxidants is also designed to keep you at the top of your game all day long, too.
Healthy Huevos Rancheros
Ingredients (serves 4)
• 1 can (16 oz) whole peeled tomatoes, with juice
• 1⁄2 small onion, chopped
• 1 clove garlic, chopped
• 1 Tbsp chopped chipotle pepper
• 1⁄4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
• Juice of 1 lime
• Salt and black pepper to taste
• 1 can (16 oz) black beans
• Pinch of ground cumin
• 8 eggs
• 8 corn tortillas
1. Combine the tomatoes, onion, garlic, chipotle, cilantro, and half of the lime juice in a food processor and pulse until well blended but still slightly chunky. Season with salt and pepper.
2. Mix the black beans, cumin, and remaining lime juice in a bowl; season with salt and pepper. Use the back of a fork to lightly mash up the beans, adding a splash of warm water if necessary.
3. Coat a large non-stick skillet or sauté pan with non-stick cooking spray and heat over medium heat. Break the eggs into the skillet; cook until the whites have set, but the yolks are still loose and runny.
4. On a separate burner, heat a medium skillet over medium heat and add the tortillas, 2 at a time; cook for 1 minute on each side, until lightly toasted.
5. To assemble the dish, spread the tortillas with the beans, top with the eggs, and top the eggs with the salsa. Garnish with more cilantro, if you like, and serve immediately.
If you’re not familiar with chipotles:
• Chipotles are smoked jalapeños, and they come canned with a spicy, vinegary tomato sauce called adobo.
• Use a spoonful to spike salsas, marinades, mashed potatoes, and soups.
• Beyond being insanely delicious, the capsaicin in chipotle has been shown to boost metabolism.
Nutrition (per serving)
• 480 calories
• 15 g fat (3 g saturated)
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