Monday, September 12, 2011

Low Calorie Mexican Baked Eggs

I am so delighted to be participating in The Secret Recipe Club this month.  It is so exciting, kind of like Christmas.  How it works...  A name is 'drawn' and assigned to you.  "You simply choose any recipe from the blog you are assigned, make or bake it, and blog about it on the date specified..."

I drew Kitchen Trial and Error.  I clicked on the link and took a look around.  Kitchen Trial and Error is a fabulously delicious blog!!!  It is written by Kate, a twenty-something living in the great state of New York with her husband Jason.  I really enjoyed her down to earth writing.  I was pleasantly surprised  by the occasional recipe post from Jason.  I think I may have given Mr. W (my husband) an idea or two. I highly recommend you check out her blog.  You will not be disappointed!

I started looking for recipes.  You really think that is going to be easy when you start.  I had 3 windows open with about 10 different tabs each...  Oh my, so much fantastic food.  Mr. W had about 5 recipes picked out for me. They are now on my list of things to bake.  I finally settled on something that I though could be "On the Lighter Side" with a few minor adjustments, and that looked absolutely delicious.  And it was!!!

Prepared with egg whites - 189 calories and 14g protein, per serving.

Recipe adapted from Kitchen Trial and Error  

Low Calorie Mexican Baked Eggs
Extra virgin olive oil, (about 1 teaspoon)
1 small onion, grated (or minced)
2 cloves of garlic, minced 
14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes
1 teaspoon Mexican spice mix
1 teaspoon dried oregano
15 ounces black beans, rinsed and drained
8 egg whites (I did a whole egg in 2 of them instead, 2 egg whites or 1 egg per dish)
1/2 cup shredded 2% Mexican cheese blend
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped

Lightly rub 4 ramekins with olive oil.  Place them on a small cookie sheet.  Set aside.

In a medium skillet, add olive oil to lightly coat bottom of pan, set over medium heat.  Add the onion and garlic and saute until starting to soften, about five minutes.

Add tomatoes, spices and stir constantly about 2 minutes.

Add the black beans, simmer about 10 minutes, or until thickened.

Preheat oven to 400°.

Divide the tomato mixture among the ramekins.

Crack an egg or 2 egg whites on top of the mixture.

Bake for 15 minutes, remove from oven and sprinkle with cheese.  Place back into oven for 5 minutes.

Garnish with parsley and serve.

Click here for a printable version of this recipe - The Slow Roasted 


  1. This looks so good. Easy, too! I love Mexican flavors in the morning, for some reason.

  2. oooh great idea to use egg whites instead of the whole egg! i'll have to try it next time.

  3. It looks so good. A great way to use eggs in a slightly different way then usual! Love it and great job

  4. That looks fabulous! I love that it would be good for any meal of the day!

  5. Absolutely reheats well too! I was looking for a healthy breakfast this morning and I remembered I had one in the fridge. I put it in the microwave for 2 minutes with the plastic wrap over top and it was perfect.

  6. What a fun idea! This looks so delicious, Donna.

  7. I love Mexican food and I love breakfast food. Perfect combo! Great choice for the SRC. Welcome!

  8. What a yummy way to eat eggs!!! So pretty AND delish!!!

  9. I love the term low-calorie and eggs in one sentence because I am an egg fiend in the worst way! The spicy Mexican twist with the tomatoes and black beans sounds amazing! Wish I could taste this very minute! Great job on a fantastic recipe, for SRC!

  10. Love the secret recipe club idea-- what fun! These cups look awesome, too. A good "company" breakfast!

  11. Welcome to the SRC and your recipe choice looks amazing, what a great flavor combo.

    If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my SRC recipe this month: Welsh Cakes.

    Cook Lisa Cook

  12. The Mexican baked eggs would be great to serve at brunch as most of the dish could be made ahead of time.

  13. This looks absolute delicious.If you know how you can make such a good dishes with simple eggs;)

  14. Looks great - this would make a great dinner as a meatless option!

  15. Wow. These look wonderful! Look like a fun way to make breakfast special.

  16. These look super delicious - what a great recipe! :)

  17. I simply love love love baked eggs and then make them mexican I think I am in heaven.

  18. i'm loving reading people's secret recipe club posts! it's such a good way to find out old recipes from new (to me) bloggers! :)

    plus, i'm a sucker for things like this in individual dishes. too cute. obviously, i want to make this asap!

  19. This looks like a great weekend breakfast idea! I'm going to mark it to try soon.

  20. This looks delicious. And making individual servings is perfect.

  21. Hi this is Nicole from Colie’s Kitchen I just discovered your blog and wanted to drop by and say hi. I am now a new follower. I would love to have you stop by Colie’s Kitchen if you get a chance.


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