Tuesday, January 17, 2012

80--- Huevos Rancheros Tacos

*Note: my friend Angie made these for her beautiful family this week and noted that couple things were off.  After one sleepless night, I figured out that my tomato paste measurement was off! It is corrected now (as of Thursday morning, January 19th).... that's what I get for converting weights to measurements in my head! I am not perfect, sorry for any headache this may have caused you!!
Huevos Rancheros is not just for breakfast!!

Eggs can be a great source of nutrition. They contain choline, which may help prevent memory loss and lutein, great for eyesight!  An egg does have quite a bit of cholesterol, 212 mg of cholesterol, mostly found in the yolk.  However, the yolk is the also a great source of essential amino acids.

When it comes down to it, an egg a day is okay, especially if you are cutting back on saturated fats in other places.


Huevos Rancheros Tacos
Serves 8

1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 tsp olive oil
1/3 cup white onion, finely chopped
1/4 cup red pepper, chopped
1/3 cup tomato paste, reduced sodium preferred
1/2 tsp minced garlic
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper
1 Tbsp hot sauce or to taste

8 flour, wheat, or corn tortillas
8 eggs
4 cups baby spinach leaves, stemmed
1 cup salsa of your choice

For beans, heat olive oil over medium heat in a large nonstick skillet.  Add onion, red pepper, and garlic.  Saute for 3 minutes, then whisk in tomato paste, cumin, chili powder, salt, black pepper, and hot sauce.  Heat through for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.  Add black beans, cover and heat for additional 5 minutes.  Note: beans will be very thick in order to stay in your taco. If you desire a thinner consistency, add a bit of water.

Heat a separate nonstick skillet over medium heat.  Cook eggs over easy (over hard if desired), and season with salt and pepper.

To serve, spoon 1/4 cup beans into a tortilla, then add one egg and 2 Tbsp salsa and a 1/2 cup of baby spinach leaves.

Nutrition Info per 1 taco: 240 calories, 6.5 g fat, 12.5 g protein, 32 g protein, 4 g fiber


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  2. Huevos Rancheros are a favorite of mine! My mom would make them all the time when I was little. And I agree, it's not just for breakfast :)

    p.s. thank you for adding Weekly Bite to your blog roll. that so sweet of you :)