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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.


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

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

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

  4. 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 : )

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

    Wishes for tasty dishes,
    Linda @ Tumbleweed Contessa

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Kate x
    Kate at Home

  12. 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

  13. I just finished my mouth is watering for this - looks so yummy!

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

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

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

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

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

  19. 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.

  20. 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