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Mexican baked eggs on black beans

Accompany this egg and bean dish with fresh salsa and a mixed green salad for a simple, yet impressive brunch idea.

Prep Time:
5 minutes
Cook Time:
55 minutes
Serving Size:


  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) canola oil
  • ¾ cup (175 mL) minced onion
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) chili powder
  • ½ tsp (2 mL) ground cumin
  • ½ tsp (2 mL) crushed red pepper flakes (or to taste)
  • 1 (19 ounces/541 mL) can low sodium black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (19 ounces/541 mL) can low sodium diced tomatoes
  • 6 eggs
  • ¼ cup (60 mL) grated Cheddar cheese


  1. In large saucepan, heat canola oil over medium heat. Add onion and sauté for about 5 minutes. Add chili powder, cumin and red pepper flakes and stir for 2 minutes. If you like it extra spicy, add more red pepper flakes to taste.
  2. Add black beans and tomatoes. Stir. Bring to a simmer, cover and cook for 15 – 30 minutes until thickened to desired texture. While mixture cooks, preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).
  3. Lightly brush 6 ramekins (placed on a baking sheet) or one 2 quart (2.25 L) casserole dish with canola oil or cooking oil spray. Mash bean mixture well and evenly divide amongst the dishes. Make a shallow hole in the middle of each one.
  4. Carefully crack one egg on top of each dish. Sprinkle lightly with cheese. Bake for 15 minutes or until egg is cooked to desired doneness.


This dish can be prepared in one large casserole or in 6 individual ramekins.

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Nutritional Information

One serving: 1 egg and 3/4 cup (175 mL) bean mixture



Total Fat

9 g

Saturated Fat

2.5 g


190 mg


300 mg


19 g


5 g


5 g


12 g