Rancher's eggs

Dietician's Tip

The whole-grain tortilla and beans make this breakfast high in fiber.


  • 6 whole-grain corn tortillas (6-inch diameter)
  • 1 can (15 ounces) reduced-sodium black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 6 large eggs or 1 1/2 cups egg substitute
  • 1/2 cup grated reduced-fat cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese blend
  • 6 tablespoons purchased fresh salsa


Preheat oven to 350 F. Generously spray 6 (8-ounce) custard cups with cooking spray and place on a cookie sheet.

Place tortillas in the microwave and heat for about 25 seconds or until they are warm and flexible. Gently press a tortilla into each cup. Spray the tops of the tortillas with cooking spray.

Place beans in a small bowl and mash coarsely with a fork or potato masher. Add cumin and stir until combined.

Spoon the bean mixture into tortillas, dividing evenly. Crack 1 egg into each tortilla on top of the beans.

Place cookie sheet with egg cups in the oven and bake for about 24 to 27 minutes, or until the egg whites are set and the yolks are soft.

Sprinkle each egg with grated cheese and return to oven for an additional minute or until the cheese is melted.

Remove eggs from oven and run a table knife around the tortillas to loosen them from the custard cups. Then transfer to plates. Top with fresh salsa and serve immediately.

Serving Information

Serves 6

Nutritional analysis per serving

Calories: 292
Total carbohydrate: 32 g
Cholesterol: 190 mg
Dietary fiber: 9 g
Monounsaturated fat: 4 g
Protein: 17 g
Saturated fat: 5 g
Serving size: 1 filled tortilla
Sodium: 536 mg
Total fat: 10 g

DASH Eating Plan Servings

Dairy foods (low-fat or fat-free): 0.5
Grains and grain products: 1
Meats, poultry and fish: 1.5

Diabetes Meal Plan Choices

Meat and meat substitutes: 1.5
Starches: 2

Mayo Clinic Healthy Weight Pyramid Servings

Protein and dairy: 1.5

Last Updated Feb 28, 2015

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