Desayuno Tradicional (Breakfast Plate)
For those who prefer savoury breakfast to sweet, this classic Central American plate of hearty goodness is hard to beat. It combines scrambled eggs (you can cook them sunny-side up, if you prefer), a warm corn tortilla, smoky mashed black beans, and fresh vegetable accompaniments. The recipe makes one plate but is easy to scale up to serve more people.
Canned black beans
½ cup(s), undrained
2 large egg(s)
1 thin slice(s)
- In a small microwave-safe bowl, mash the beans with a fork to your desired consistency; stir in the paprika. Cover and microwave on High until thoroughly heated, 45 seconds to 1 minute.
- In a small nonstick skillet heated over medium-high or directly on a gas burner over medium-low, heat the tortilla until lightly charred, 30 seconds to 1 minute.
- Off the heat, coat the skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium-low. In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs and salt. Add the egg mixture to the skillet; cook, stirring occasionally, until the eggs are scrambled, 2 to 3 minutes. Arrange the eggs, tortilla, beans, tomato, onion, and avocado on a plate.
- Serving size: 1 plate