Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Easy Breakfast Tostada

Breakfast! Immediately upon waking, my tummy and my brain start talking breakfast. In the mood for something sweet or savory? Something on the lighter side, or a full on chow fest? On the particular morning that this recipe was created, I was in the mood for comfort food... but on the healthier side. That is possible, contrary to popular opinion. A breakfast burrito was calling my name, but I decided to try my hand at making a breakfast tostada with no recipe. Also baked, and not fried. This is what I came up with, and it was muy delicioso. 

Makes two servings

1 can unsalted black beans
1 yellow pepper, cut into strips
2 handfuls of fresh baby spinach
1 cup fresh cherry tomatoes, diced
2 eggs
2 fajita size flour tortillas
Olive oil (for pan)
1 ripe avocado, if desired
Pepper and hot sauce to taste

I try not to cook with too much seasoning whenever possible to avoid any extra added salt. I try to let the use of fresh ingredients do their thing. 

In a small skillet, drizzle about 1 tsp. olive oil. Warm 1 flour tortilla in the microwave for about 10 seconds to keep it from cracking as you place it in the skillet. Place the tortilla in the skillet, and it will start to form a little bowl on its own, but try to shape it the way a traditional tostada would be. Add in half a can of black beans, top with baby spinach, pepper strips, tomatoes. Crack one egg in the middle, sunny side up. Grind fresh pepper over the top to taste. Bake in the oven at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes, or until the tortilla starts to get crispy. Transfer to the broiler, or very top of the oven and continue to bake until the yolk starts to firm up. Remove from the oven. If the pan was oiled well enough, the tostada should lift right out. Otherwise, use a flat spatula to remove it from the pan and transfer to a plate. Top with avocado, cheese, hot sauce, whatever you desire. Repeat the same steps to create one for your breakfast mate, if needed. 



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