When I was younger, I used to skip breakfast most of the time. I've since grown wiser, and now recognize that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Considering most people expend more energy during the day than in the evening, it just makes sense to consume more calories in the morning than at supper time. A well-rounded breakfast provides the essential nutrients to help us get through the day.
Relieved of the daily hassles of morning labors, the weekend is the time for new and fun breakfast ideas. Breakfast is often served around noon here on Sundays, and if I owned a restaurant, I'd definitely serve breakfast all day. I came across this zesty looking Tex-Mex-style egg scramble while browsing through Mollie Katzens Sunlight Café on Saturday so, being a sucker for lots of hot chili peppers, I of course had to try it on Sunday. Once the preparations are finished, which can be done the day before, it's a fast and easy scramble all the way from the frying pan to the plate. You can use canned pinto beans, or soak 1/3 cup dried pinto beans the morning before making the scramble, cook them in the evening, and drain and set aside for the next morning.
|Chili Tortilla Scramble|
|Recipe by Lisa Turner|
Adapted from Mollie Katzens Sunlight Café
Published on June 11, 2007
Easy spicy Mexican-style breakfast scramble with pinto beans, jalapeños and fried corn tortillas topped with Monterey Jack cheese and tomatoes