We love southwestern food! Anytime we can add some jalapenos, black beans and tomatoes to a recipe we are happy campers!
This weekend for brunch we made baked eggs and they were fantastic.
Note: I love using dried beans rather than canned beans so I had cooked those in the crockpot the day before to have them ready. When I prep beans this way, I do not add any seasonings since they will be in a recipe. I simply do 1 C dried beans to 3 C water and let them go for several hours in the crockpot. You can also use 1 can of black beans, rinsed for this recipe.
Start with a diced onion and a couple jalapenos. Add some diced garlic (some is a relative term; I used 6, but others may just use a couple). Add 1 tsp of paprika (I used 1/2 smoked and 1/2 sweet) and 1/2 tsp of cumin. Let all the veggies sweat and the seasonings get fragrant–about 15 minutes.
Oh did it smell good. Next add your black beans (16 oz) and tomatoes. For the tomatoes you need about 28 oz.
I used tomatoes that I had frozen. I grabbed a bag of frozen crockpot sauce (recipe from Food Renegade). I made ALOT of this last summer and froze 2 cup portions into ziplocks. I grab it all the time for recipes or to throw on pasta. Since it is seasoned up nicely these tomatoes worked great in this recipe. I also quartered and froze roma tomatoes last summer and grabbed several of these. Frozen tomatoes are not good for salads, but they work great in recipes or for roasting. If you have tomatoes you preserved that are favorites, use those; otherwise grab 28 oz can and that will work nicely too.
Stir it up and add a little honey (about Tbl).
I added a bit of tomato paste to thicken it up and then let it simmer for 20 minutes or so.
One at a time, break eggs into a cup and pour them into the sauce.
Add a lid and check them after about 6 minutes. Mine cooked for 8 and the yolks were still runny.
Serve in a bowl with pitas or tortilla shells- you could use corn or flour, hard or soft– whatever you like best.
Add some chopped green onion and some feta (queso fresco would be great, but I did not have any). Chop some cilantro if you have it around and toss it on.
Do you like spicy food? What are some of your favorites?
Happy Unleashing those taste buds!