i should be mopping the floor: Skinny Huevos Rancheros

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Skinny Huevos Rancheros

This Skinny Huevos Rancheros dish is the perfect lightened version of the classic Tex-Mex comfort food, with all of the flavor intact.

One serving is 10 Points Plus on the Weight Watchers Program.
{More nutritional information at the bottom of this post}

Skinny Huevos Rancheros: a lightened up version of the classic dish. Has 10 Weight Watchers Points Plus per serving.


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I went back to Weight Watchers last week. After a three and a half year hiatus, I darkened their door. And I'm actually pretty happy to be back in that routine. I've had a lot of success with their program. Between babies, in 2005, I lost over 75 pounds on the program. I'm hoping to replicate that and this time, stick to it a bit better. 

This is one of the dishes I fixed very often back in those days. My husband adores it. The original recipe came from the 2001 edition of The Complete Cooking Light Cookbook. I've tweaked it quite a bit over the years. The version here is now our norm. It's super yummy and very fast to throw together on a busy evening.

This recipe creates two servings, but can be duplicated easily.

You'll need:
- 1 15 ounce can of black beans, drained
- 1 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes
- 1 7 ounce can chopped green chiles
- 2 tsp. chili powder
- 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
- 1/4 tsp. Kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp. ground pepper
- chopped cilantro {to taste}
- 2 large eggs
- 2 flour tortillas
- 1/4 cup low fat shredded cheese
- 2 chopped green onions

Combine beans, tomatoes, chiles and spices in a large pan {can add in cilantro if you prefer it cooked}. Mix completely. Bring to a boil. Turn to low and cover. Simmer for 10 minutes.

Remove lid. Break each egg into a custard cup and slide the egg out of the cup into the pan {repeat with other egg}. Cover and continue to simmer on low for 7-9 minutes, depending on how well you like your eggs done.  

This recipe is for two servings:

Remove eggs with slotted spoon and transfer bean mixture to on top of the tortillas. Top with eggs and cheese. Add green onions and more cilantro. 


I even added a bit of the low fat plain Greek yogurt to mine. Very yummy! {If you do this, you'll need to add the additional points}. My husband eats his like a taco.  



To download the printable recipe card {prints in both 4x6 and 3x5 sizes},
click on the image below:

Nutritional Information>>>
Per serving, this recipe contains>>>
Calories: 491
Fat: 13
Carbs: 76
Protein: 29

Weight Watchers Points Plus: 10 

I used the calculator on My Fitness Pal to get the above results. Since they didn't provide any fiber information, I also plugged all of the ingredients into the Weight Watcher's Recipe Builder to arrive at the points value.







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22 comments:

  1. I love LOVE huevos rancheros!! My recipe is a little different so I'll have to try yours, too. -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  2. Sounds really good and fits with our diet plan! Pinning!

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  3. Well heck yeah, I'm comin' for breakfast, lady!! NOM!
    I love huevos rancheros and if they're skinny... well I will still love all over them them and I promise not to add an extra cup of cheese. ;)
    Pinning! xxo

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  4. Oh my husband would LOVE these! Loving your cute recipe cards too! ;)

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  5. This is going in my belly this weekend! I've been trying hard to count calories, and this skinny recipe sounds divine! Best of luck joining WW again! I know you'll do awesome : )

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  6. Love these! Thanks for shaving off some of the calories.

    Wishes for tasty dishes,
    Linda @ Tumbleweed Contessa

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  7. Looks so yummy! I'm pinning this!

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  8. This looks delicious!!! Just repinned and really looking forward to trying!

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  9. This looks so good, This is one of my favorite breakfast's !

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  10. I'm sitting here starving and I come to this!! Thanks, Kristi!! Talk about yum.

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  11. Sounds awesome! Thanks for the diet friendly recipe!

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  12. Pinning this one, as it looks simply delicious.

    Kate x
    Kate at Home

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  13. Kristi, this sounds delicious! And congrats on going back to Weight Watchers. I tried it for the first time last year and really liked the program. I loved being accountable during those weekly meetings. This skinny breakfast sounds amazing. I'm going to give it a try!

    Amy | Club Narwhal

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  14. I just finished dinner...now my mouth is watering for this - looks so yummy!

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  15. This sounds delicious! Love that it's a skinny version - can't get enough of those recipes!

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  16. This sounds amazing and I love that it's healthier too! x

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  17. I adore Huevos Rancheros and love that you made them skinny. Thanks for sharing on Thursdays Treasures. They will be featured.

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  18. This dish looks really good! I love the ingredients for what must be awesome flavor. I have to eggs this way soon!

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  19. Yum! I eat eggs a lot for dinner (they keep me on track)! These look so yummy - a "must try"!

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  20. This is putting my breakfast to share. Stopped over from A Little Clairification's link party, but I am sure I will be back. Pinned this and plan to make it soon... as in tomorrow. Yummy. Thanks for sharing.

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  21. Oh my! This looks so amazing. Pinned and tweeted. Thank you so much for being a part of our party. We really appreciate you! I hope to see you on tonight at 7 pm. Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

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