Breakfast/brunch is my absolute favorite meal of the day. It’s incredibly versatile and essentially important, after all it provides you the energy you need to begin your day! Most mornings I have something light such as yogurt and granola or some fruit but some mornings you just need something warm and hearty.
Meet chilaquiles, your new best friend in the morning. This is a traditional Mexican breakfast dish composed of fried tortillas, green or red salsa or mole, pulled chicken, eggs and cheese. All the best things in the world. For my version, I replaced the chicken with black beans and added some avocado! This is the easiest thing in the world to make and it’s absolutely soul-satisfying, heart-warming and delicious! I hope you try it!
Black Bean Chilaquiles
- 3 small corn tortillas, cut into triangles
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/4 cup red onion, finely diced
- 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, minced
- 1/4 cup salsa, I used jarred but homemade is always better!
- 3/4 cup black beans
- 1 egg
- 2 teaspoons queso fresco, crumbled
- 1/2 avocado, sliced
- chopped fresh cilantro, for garnish
- olive oil, salt and pepper
In a cast iron skillet over medium high heat, fry the corn tortillas in olive oil until they are golden brown and crispy. Remove from the pan and set aside on a paper towel lined plate.
Add a little fresh olive oil into the pan and begin to saute the onion and garlic and chipotle chili. When softened and translucent, about one to two minutes, add the salsa and black beans to the skillet and stir around until they are warm. Add the tortillas back in so they can begin to absorb all that yumminess.
When the tortillas are evenly coated and the liquids in the pan have reduced a bit, push everything over to one half of the pan and crack your egg onto the other half. Season the egg with salt and pepper and cover loosely until the white is set but the yolk is still runny.
To finish her off, put the tortillas down onto a plate making sure you scrape all of the salsa/bean-lisciousness out of the pan. Top with the sliced avocado and place the egg on top of the whole stack. Top off with the queso fresco and cilantro. If you happen to have some sour cream laying around that would be an appropriate and scrumptious addition.
Like I said, incredibly simple and so good! Make this tomorrow and feel energized and full! Take on your day! Cheers!