Pinto Bean Tostadas with Nopales and Eggs

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Breakafst Tostadas with Pinto Beans, Nopales, Peppers, and Eggs



There are fairly just a few steps on this recipe and it seems like it could be simple to soiled about 5 pans. Nevertheless, in case you do every thing in steps, you might simply use one to 2 pans and nonetheless have this meal be prepared in 30.



2 to three tablespoons impartial oil

four corn tortillas

Nopales Topping

1 crimson bell pepper (or just a few smaller, candy peppers), diced

1 medium nopales (prickly pear cactus paddle), spines off, cleaned, and diced

1 tablespoon lime juice

1/four teaspoon sea salt

three to four tablespoons chopped cilantro

three tablespoons toasted pepitas


2 eggs, scrambled or fried

2 teaspoons impartial oil

1 clove garlic, minced

half of teaspoon cumin

1/four teaspoon salt

1 cup pinto beans, with liquid



  • Warmth a medium cast-iron skillet to medium warmth. Add the 1 tablespoon or so of oil adopted by one tortilla. Fry on either side till crisp and browning then repeat with remaining tortillas. Add extra oil to the pan as wanted to fry. Set tortillas apart and return the pan to warmth, eradicating all however about one tablespoon of oil.
  • Add the diced peppers and nopales. Cook dinner till the nopales have launched their juice and each the nopales and peppers are starting to brown. Enhance the warmth to medium-high in the direction of the tip of cooking to get a pleasant browning if desired. Flip off the warmth and stir within the lime juice, salt, cilantro, and pepitas.
  • Whereas the nopales are cooking, put together the eggs in a non-stick skillet of your selecting. Fry or scramble the eggs and put aside.
  • After the eggs are carried out, return the pan to the warmth and add 2 teaspoons oil and the minced garlic, cooking for a minute or so. Add within the cumin, salt, and beans. Deliver the combination to effervescent, scale back the warmth barely then cook dinner till the beans are sizzling and a lot of the liquid is gone. Flip off the warmth and mash the beans with the again of a fork.
  • Assemble the tostadas with an expansion of the mashed beans, the egg, a heavy sprinkle of the nopales combination, and further cilantro/lime juice as desired.

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