Generally speaking I’m not an egg lover. I tend to gravitate to the sweeter rather than savory breakfast options. There are a few occasions, however, where an egg sounds perfect. This was one of those times.
I find that breakfast is definitely the cheapest meal of the day, but usually the one we most likely forget to eat. I usually eat cereal for breakfast, since it’s easy and delicious, so when I do find myself wanting to go crazy and make some eggs, I need it to be equally easy and delicious.
I started out with two eggs and a tortilla. I’m not eating cheese right now, so a breakfast burrito would be lame without cheese. I didn’t want to make an omelet, again…the no cheese thing. I wasn’t sure what to do. I rummaged through the cabinets and found a can of black beans.
Beans. High in protein, easy to spice up and make delicious.
I threw a can of black beans, a couple of tablespoons of chopped jalapeños, some garlic, cumin and salt into a small sauce pan and that that simmer for a while.
Fried up a couple of eggs up, warmed up the tortilla and topped the whole thing with avocado, cilantro and green onions. Simple, yet filling and delicious.
4 Flour tortillas
15 oz. can black beans
2 Tablespoons of diced jalapeños
1 garlic clove, minced
1 – 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin
Salt, to taste
1 – 2 Tablespoons cilantro, roughly chopped
1 – 2 Green onions, roughly chopped
1 – 2 Ripe avocados, sliced or diced
Butter, for frying the eggs
Over medium/low heat, add black beans (slightly drained), jalapeños, garlic, cumin and salt to a small saucepan. Cover and let simmer for about 10 - 15 minutes.
In a large frying pan, warm up your tortillas over medium heat and set aside. If you’re really short on time, wrap them in a moist paper towel and pop them into the microwave for about 30 seconds.
In the same pan, heat a few tablespoons of butter over medium heat. Add your eggs (2 per person) and fry them up to your liking.
With a slotted spoon, add some beans to the warmed tortilla, then top with two eggs, additional beans, some cilantro, green onions, avocado and a extra dash of salt and black pepper. If you’re not a cilantro person, parsley would work well too.
If you’re a cheese person, grated pepper jack or sharp cheddar melting over top would be fan-freaking-tastic. Since I’m cheeseless these days, I can only dream.
Easy right? Enjoy!
What’s really easy and convenient, is if you make the beans ahead of time. In the morning, all you have to do is heat up the beans and tortillas then fry up some eggs, which takes barely any time at all!