You heard me correctly! Mexican. Breakfast. Pizza!
I couldn’t tell you why, culturally, I like to eat beans with breakfast, but I always have. However, there are only so many ways to do breakfast burritos before you get bored. Enter the Mexican pizza. Inspired by the not-so-classy Taco Bell dish, this is a super healthy, vegetarian version that will keep you full all morning. Plus, if you get your proportions right, you can eat it like a pizza!
Here, I jazz up your average refried beans as unfried beans—all of the fiber, way less fat! Pulsing spinach into the beans adds a hidden serving of greens that even the pickiest eater won’t detect! Bon appetit!
Mexican Breakfast Pizzas
prep time: 5-10 minutes, cook time: 5-10 minutes (serves 2)
- 2 flour tortillas (8″-10″)
- olive oil
- 1 large handful spinach
- 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1/2 c. salsa, more to top
- 3 eggs, whisked
- shredded cheese (optional)
Preheat oven to 350.
In a food processor, combine 1 can of drained and rinsed black beans with 1/2 cup of salsa, a drizzle of olive oil, and a handful of spinach (baby spinach or stems removed). Pulse until it reaches a hummus-like consistency. Salt to taste. Heat in microwave or on stovetop.
Place 2 tortillas on a baking sheet in a single layer and drizzle with olive oil. Bake for 5 minutes, or until lightly browned and crisp.
Whisk together 3 eggs and scramble, cheese optional.
Place each tortilla on a plate. Spread the bean mixture onto the tortilla, divide the eggs evenly between the servings and sprinkle with cheese. If you are deeply ambitious, broil it for a couple of minutes to melt the cheese.
Add toppings to your heart’s content! Slice 4 ways with a pizza cutter, or dig in with a fork and knife. Bonus points if you serve it with a Tequila Sunrise.
- Hot sauce/sriracha
- Leftover roasted veggies
- Sauerkraut (don’t @ me, ‘kraut is good on everything)
- Sliced avocado
- Pico de gallo
- Shredded lettuce
- Sliced black olives
This is, quite literally, one of the easiest breakfasts you’ll ever make. It’s so fun to get creative with your pantry staples! We tried to get a picture of these, but accidentally devoured them instead. Oops!