Yesterday, I woke up and did the usual weekday thing…walk the dog 45 minutes (she’s coming with me less and less often, actually, because I need to get my heart rate up, and she’s 10 years old, and really slows me down…but I brought her yesterday, which she loved), come home, work out to an exercise show I like on FitTV, get Maya’s breakfast ready, and while Ted takes her to school, I sit down to my breakfast. My plan is usually to have Cheerios and fruit (especially good with a really ripe peach or raspberries), but sometimes, by the time I finish my walk, I’m starting to think of something a bit more hearty. And by the time Gilad has finished with me, Cheerios just ain’t going to cut it. Yesterday was one of those days.
So, I threw together this sloppy mess of yum, really my favorite way to eat eggs in all the world, and gobbled it down. Mmmm. Yes, it’s a lot more calories than cereal and fruit, BUT it’s a lot of veggies, and so filling, you don’t need lunch. Plus, we went for a bike ride after breakfast, so that extra energy was much appreciated!
J’s version of Huevos Rancheros, aka, Sloppy Mess of Yum
A bit of diced onion
A bit of diced bell pepper (I like the red best, but any color will do)
A bit of olive oil
Some canned black beans, rinsed and drained
Salsa – our favorite canned is Tostitos brand, believe it or not
Toast, Corn Chips, or Tortilla
Saute your onion and bell pepper in the olive oil. When it’s looking soft enough for you, add the beans and salsa. When that’s warm and bubbly and almost gross looking (sorry, but it is), crack your eggs into the middle of the mess. One of my yolks broke. No problem. If you don’t mind your eggs sunny side up, you can leave the pan uncovered. If you’re like me (and Frances), and don’t like the way sunny side up eggs just sit there and look at you, cover the pan, and they’ll at least LOOK more like over easy eggs. Simmer until the yolks are set to your liking. Scoop out onto a plate, top with some diced avocado, and enjoy with toast. If you’re feeling totally decadent, substitute corn chips for the toast, and scoop it up like egg nachos. If you’re looking for something a bit more authentic, you’ll want crispy corn tortillas, and you serve the eggs on top. If you’re too lazy to chop or dice, you can omit the onion and bell pepper (and thus the olive oil), and depend upon your salsa for all of that veggie and flavor. If you’re insane or stupid, omit the avocado. See, it’s a very easy, take it as you want to, dish.
Wow them’s good eats. I told Ted I liked it so much, I would be willing to pay $9 for it in a restaurant. I’m glad that I didn’t have to, though, because $9 is a lot for eggs. 😉