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« on: February 20, 2016 02:26:41 PM »

We've been on a Mexican burrito bowl kick lately so I've been keeping various components made up in the fridge. This one uses up the homemade black beans and fresh pico de gallo I made a couple days ago. Whatever canned or store bought ingredients you have on hand will work just as well for this quick meal!



Breakfast Tostada
Serves 1

1 tostada shell (or corn tortilla baked until crispy)
1/2 cup beans, warmed (whole beans or refried both work great)
1/4 cup shredded cheese
1/4 cup pico de gallo or salsa
1 egg

Warm the tostada shell and the beans while you cook the egg. I like my eggs over easy. Layer beans, cheese, and pico onto warmed tostada and top with the egg. Dig in!


Vegetarian Spicy Black Beans
These are the best beans I've ever made, I took elements from several different recipes. The jalepeño adds some really great flavor and just the right amount of heat. In the first 2 hours of cooking, you can also add a quartered green bell pepper to later remove, but I was out of bell peppers.

1 lb black beans
1 large onion, quartered
3 stalks celery, cut into 4 inch pieces
1 jalapeño, cut in half (pull out some of the seeds with a spoon if you want it less spicy)
5 cloves garlic, peeled and lightly smashed + 4 cloves garlic pressed/minced
1 Tbsp powdered or paste vegetable bouillon
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp cumin + 2 tsp cumin
2 tsp chili powder
2 cups salsa, pico de gallo, or a mix of chopped tomato and onion
Juice of 1 lime, optional

Soak beans in a large pot of water overnight. When ready to cook, rinse the beans and add water to cover the beans by about 2 inches. Add the quartered onion, celery, jalapeño, smashed garlic, vegetable bouillon, salt, pepper, and 1 tsp cumin. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer, put a lid on, and simmer for 2 hours, stirring occasionally. Add more water if it gets too low. After 2 hours, beans should be tender or almost tender. Remove chunks of onion/celery/garlic/jalapeño. Add additional 1 tsp cumin, chili powder, pressed/minced garlic, and pico/salsa/tomatoes/onion. Simmer for 30 minutes more with the lid off or until consistency you like is reached, stirring every 10 minutes. Taste and adjust salt and pepper if necessary. Add a squirt of lime if you need the acid (my pico had plenty of lime juice so I didn't add additional, recipe below).

Pico de Gallo

1/2 large onion, diced
1 jalapeño, seeds and ribbed removed, minced finely
Juice from 1-2 limes
3-4 fresh tomatoes, diced
dash of garlic powder
1 cup cilantro, chopped
salt and pepper to taste

Soak the onion and jalapeño in the lime juice for 10 minutes to mellow it out a bit. Mix in tomatoes, garlic powder, cilantro, and salt and pepper. Store in the fridge for several hours to overnight for the flavors to meld together.

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« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2016 04:37:31 PM »

That looks so delicious!!! And so pretty too!! And vegetarian too!! This dish has everything Smiley.
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« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2016 04:38:46 PM »

Whoa, that looks sooo good. I just pinned that for later consumption. Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2016 05:59:37 AM »

Yum! And you made the beans, too?!?! Will so have to try those.
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« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2016 12:35:50 PM »

Yeah the beans were extra yummy, I usually just use canned because it seems like dried beans are such a pain, but they aren't really, kind of a set it and forget it thing! And a pound of dried beans is about the same price as 1 can of beans, but you end up getting like 6 times as much and they're tastier!
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« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2016 09:07:52 AM »

Looks delicious! I think I've been in a food rut lately eating the same things for breakfast... will try this!
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« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2016 08:07:34 AM »

Thanks for sharing this!  I love new breakfast ideas since that is my favorite meal!

Hubby does not eat breakfast with me, so it is my time to relax, plan my day, and eat in peace!  Looks like a fairly filling and nutritious way to start the day!
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« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2016 03:19:14 PM »

I just made a double batch of the beans for my boyfriend...boy do jalepenos vary in heat! For my batch I used 1 and it had good heat. For his double batch I used 2 and there was nothing!
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