Huevos Rancheros Breakfast Casserole

This is a quick and easy version of the classic dish. Serve with warmed corn or whole-wheat tortillas and reduced-fat sour cream.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 1 hour 10 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp. safflower or sunflower oil
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 can (14.5 oz.) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • ½ cup mild or medium salsa
  • 12 large egg whites
  • 6 large egg yolks
  • 1 cup fat-free milk
  • 3 Tbsp. chopped cilantro
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ cup shredded extra-sharp reduced-fat Cheddar cheese

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F and lightly spray a 9" × 13" casserole dish with nonstick spray.
  • Heat the oil over medium-high heat in a nonstick skillet and sauté the onion and pepper until softened, about 5 minutes. Spread the vegetable mixture on the bottom of the casserole dish in an even layer. Spread the beans, then the salsa, over the vegetables.
  • Whisk the egg whites, egg yolks, milk, cilantro, and salt together in a large bowl. Pour into the prepared casserole dish, then sprinkle cheese on top.
  • Bake the casserole, uncovered, on the middle rack until it is set in the center, 45–50 minutes.

Recipe Information

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp. safflower or sunflower oil
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 can (14.5 oz.) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • ½ cup mild or medium salsa
  • 12 large egg whites
  • 6 large egg yolks
  • 1 cup fat-free milk
  • 3 Tbsp. chopped cilantro
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ cup shredded extra-sharp reduced-fat Cheddar cheese

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F and lightly spray a 9" × 13" casserole dish with nonstick spray.
  • Heat the oil over medium-high heat in a nonstick skillet and sauté the onion and pepper until softened, about 5 minutes. Spread the vegetable mixture on the bottom of the casserole dish in an even layer. Spread the beans, then the salsa, over the vegetables.
  • Whisk the egg whites, egg yolks, milk, cilantro, and salt together in a large bowl. Pour into the prepared casserole dish, then sprinkle cheese on top.
  • Bake the casserole, uncovered, on the middle rack until it is set in the center, 45–50 minutes.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories230
Total Fat7g
Saturated Fat2g
Cholesterol210mg
Sodium630mg
Total Carbohydrate24g
Dietary Fiber7g
Sugars5g
Protein18g