Breakfast Tostadas

Cinco de Mayo is almost here! I’m planning on making a recipe from my new Rick Bayless cookbook on Wednesday, but couldn’t resist starting the celebration early by whipping up these tasty breakfast tostadas this weekend. I will always have a fond spot in my heart for Cinco de Mayo due to Wheel of Fortune. I know you’re thinking, huh, what’s the connection there? Well, a couple years ago while we were still in Chicago, I auditioned for the show when the Wheelmobile came to town. Thousands of people showed up and they packed about 500 of us at a time into a theater in Joliet. About 20 people were randomly called up to the stage in each group, and if your name wasn’t picked, you could wait in line all over again for another chance. It must have been my lucky day because I was immediately called up to the stage and solved the puzzle, which was “Cinco de Mayo!” I was rewarded with a tshirt and a spot in a call-back audition. I aced the written puzzle test, but unfortunately didn’t get picked for the show, which I attributed to the fact that I would have towered over Pat Sajak. It was a cool experience though and the term “Cinco de Mayo” now always makes me smile.

Anyway, for the breakfast tostadas I crisped up some whole wheat tortillas under the broiler and covered them with scrambled eggs. Then I made a chunky salsa of sorts from black beans, corn, roasted red peppers, avocado, and lime juice, to top the eggs. I covered the tostadas with cheese and popped them back in the broiler until the cheese melted – yum! You can also drizzle a bit of salsa on top if you have it around. They were very filling and I had a whole one for dinner one night, but half a serving definitely filled me up for breakfast. Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Breakfast Tostadas
Printable Recipe

4 whole wheat tortillas
16 large eggs
1 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup cooked corn
1 12-ounce jar roasted red peppers, chopped
1 avocado, peeled, pitted, and chopped
Juice of one lime
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup salsa, if desired

Heat broiler. Place tortillas on several cookie sheets and broil on each side for 1 to 2 minutes or until toasted.

Place eggs in a large greased nonstick skillet and cook 5 to 7 minutes or until cooked, stirring frequently. Top crispy tortillas evenly with scrambled eggs.

Meanwhile, mix black beans, corn, roasted red peppers, avocados, lime juice, and salt in a large bowl. Spoon 3/4 cup of mixture evenly over eggs on each tortilla and top with cheddar cheese. Return tostadas to the oven and broil for one minute or until cheese is melted. Top with salsa, if desired. Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition: 773 calories, 40.1g fat, 16.2g fiber, 46.1g protein per serving
Cost: $2.38 per serving

37 Responses to Breakfast Tostadas

  1. If I had this for breakfast, I wouldn’t even need my 2 alarm clocks to wake me up!

    And wow, what a great experience! Too bad you didn’t get picked, but at least you got a shirt! lol! :-)

  2. this is all KINDS of excellent! i’d love this for any meal, as it contains most of my favorite ingredients. fabulous creation, kerstin!

  3. I think it’s because they were afraid of you being too smart and winning too much money. 😛

    These tostadas look fantastic! I would love a HUGE bite. Let us know what Bayless recipe you make! I love his cooking.

  4. Kerstin,
    It was so great to meet you last night! Also, this breakfast tostada looks easy, simple and healthy. I definitely will try this over the weekend!

  5. I used to love watching Wheel of Fortune and always wished I could have been on it–so cool about your little story! Ooo these look fabulous and definitely festive!

  6. I love, love, love Rick Bayless. I have always had great success with his recipes. Your story is adorable. You have definitely had some fun experiences thus far in your life. :-)

  7. oh my, these sound amazing!! and something I make quite often, maybe slightly different :) i can’t believe you were almost on wheel of fortune–how cool!

  8. That’s quite indulgent with 4 eggs/serving and cheese. I love how you made your own salsa – no onions. My kind of salsa 😉

  9. That is a hearty breakfast. Yu,

    We are doing breakfast this week for I Heart Cooking Clubs, using Mark Bitten’s recipes. He has some that I can’t wait to make.

  10. Such a fun story!! You are right, Pat would have felt inferior standing next to you in the bonus round (because of course you would have made it to the end!)

    Great idea for a breakfast! I love savory breakfasts, and these flavors are always at the top of my list! Can’t wait to see what recipe you make from Rick Bayless’s cookbook :)

  11. Loving the new layout!!!!!

    I do love breakfast tostados and this looks great. I make mine with some refried beans topped with a fried egg and a little shredded cheese and salsa.

  12. That’s so cool about Wheel of Fortune! I wish you had gotten picked. This tostada look delicious for breakfast! It’s very hearty and full of flavors I love.

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