Huevos Rancheros, for a Deliciously Skinny Breakfast or Brunch Recipe

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Huevos Rancheros is a classic Mexican dish consisting of fried eggs covered with salsa, beans and cheese all served on fried tortilla’s. It’s a menu favorite at diners, sit-down restaurants and fast food joints throughout the western states. What makes my recipe skinny is using scrambled egg whites, a small amount of reduced-fat cheese and not frying the tortillas. Most of the ingredients you might already have on hand. The skinny for 1 serving 0f this fiber-rich breakfast is 289 calories, 7 grams of fat and 7 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS. Carl’s Jr makes a Huevos Rancheros Breakfast Burrito which has 660 calories and 34 grams of fat. Try it this weekend for breakfast or brunch. It’s really good!

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Servings: 2 servings


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  • 1 tablespoon reduced-fat butter or Smart Balance Light
  • ½ cup scallions, chopped
  • 1 cup (8) egg whites
  • ½ cup tomatoes, chopped
  • ½ cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed
  • ¼ cup salsa, I like Pace Chunky (medium heat) or your favorite salsa
  • 4-Mission Yellow Corn Tortillas-Extra Thin (40 calories each) or your favorite corn tortillas
  • ¼ cup Sargento Reduced-Fat 4 Cheese Mexican cheese or reduced-fat cheddar
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a medium nonstick pan, melt butter. Add scallions and sauté for about a minute, until soft. Pour in egg whites, tomatoes, beans and salsa. Cook on medium-high heat stirring with a rubber spatula until eggs are done.
  2. Place on each plate 2 thin tortillas. Divide and place the egg mixture on top of the tortillas.
  3. Top each with 2 tablespoons of cheese. Sprinkle with a little salt and pepper to taste, if desired.
  4. Serve at once with extra salsa on the side.
  5. Weight Watchers (old points) 6
  6. Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 7
  7. SKINNY FACTS: for 1 serving
  8. 289 calories, 7g fat, 24g protein, 33g carbs, 6g fiber, 507mg sodium, 4g sugar
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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 150g
Recipe makes 2 servings
Calories 242  
Calories from Fat 58 24%
Total Fat 6.63g 8%
Saturated Fat 3.86g 15%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 176mg 7%
Potassium 964mg 28%
Total Carbs 35.69g 10%
Dietary Fiber 8.9g 30%
Sugars 2.67g 2%
Protein 11.78g 19%
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  • Veronica Gantley
    April 22, 2012
    I love this dish and I am so glad you lightened it up for us. I will try to remember the scrambled egg white trick when I go to make it.

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