Taking a break from eggplant. Lol. So yesterday, I made this simple yet delightful spicy Mexican casserole for breakfast. Yum! 🙂
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- ½ cup chopped yellow onion
- 5 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1 pound ground pork
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- ½ teaspoon cumin
- ½ teaspoon chili powder
- ½ Santa Fe chili powder
- 1 ½ 14.5 oz cans No Salt Added diced tomatoes
- 1 15 oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 can 8 oz. diced green chiles
- Salt and black pepper, to taste
- 4-6 extra-large eggs
- 3 strips low-sodium bacon, cooked and diced
- ½ cup low-fat Four Cheese Mexican Blend
- ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro, for toppings
Preheat the oven to 410º F. Slightly spray a 13 x 9-inch round non-stick casserole dish. Set aside.
Heat the olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Sauté onions and cook until translucent, about 2 minutes. Add the garlic, cook for another 2 minutes. Add the ground pork, tomato paste, cumin, chili powders. Stirring occasionally, cook for 5 minutes. Add the diced tomatoes with their juices, beans and diced green chiles. Season with salt and pepper and simmer for 30 minutes, or until the pork and bean mixture is 60% thicken. Adjust the seasoning, if needed.
Transfer the meat mixture to a prepared casserole dish. Break the eggs over, one at a time and making sure to line them in circle. Sprinkle the bacon, then the cheese. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the eggs are starting to look set but still fairly wet looking and soft. Do not cook the egg yolks all the way through.
Remove from the oven and let set for about 3-5 minutes. Garnish with cilantro, and serve hot with buttered crusted bread, or whole wheat flour tortilla to dip into eggs. Enjoy! 🙂
Note: A store-bought canned black beans is convenient, I know, but if you are trying to cut back your sodium intake, like us, I would recommend a homemade one instead. Just boil 1 cup black beans for an hour and you’ll have a sodium-free, yet yummy beans ready to go. I also made my own diced tomatoes and green chiles. All fresh and sodium free. 🙂
←Total Time: 1 hour 20 mins | Prep: 30 mins | Cook: 50 mins | Yield: 6 servings | Level: Easy→