Chilaquiles With Pepitas, Charred Corn, and Black Beans Recipe
Chilaquiles With Pepitas, Charred Corn, and Black Beans Recipe
  • prep: 30 min
  • cook: 0 hr
  • total: 30 min
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  • Summary

    Chilaquiles are a classic Mexican breakfast dish that can be pretty aptly described as a fried tortilla casserole. Crisp chips are soaked in salsa (in this case a bright and tangy salsa verde made from tomatillos—charred to add some bitter, smoky depth) until just barely softened but still mildly crunchy. This vegan recipe combines black beans with charred corn, along with a few slices of avocado and a handful of toasted pumpkin seeds for a meal that's not only balanced in carbs, protein, and high in good green vegetables, but is crazy delicious to boot. Note: Prep time can be significantly reduced if you use store-bought salsa verde. One 12-ounce jar is sufficient for this recipe. This recipe will produce more salsa verde than necessary. Extra salsa verde can be stored in the fridge in a sealed container for up to 1 week. This recipe can easily be made vegetarian by adding a drizzle of Mexican crema, crumbled cotija cheese, or a fried egg.

    Ingredients

    • 1 1/2 pounds tomatillos, peeled and cut in half
    • 6 cloves garlic
    • 1 small onion, roughly chopped
    • 1 serrano or jalapeño pepper
    • Kosher salt
    • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    • 1 ear corn, kernels removed
    • 12 ounces corn tortilla chips
    • 1 cup canned black beans (about half of a 14-ounce can), drained and rinsed
    • 1 avocado, thinly sliced
    • 1 small onion, thinly sliced, slices placed in a bowl of cold water for 10 minutes
    • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
    • 1/2 cup toasted pumpkin seeds (pepitas)

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 494 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 10 g 16.1%
    • Saturated Fat: 2 g 10.58%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
    • Sodium: 280 mg 11.66%
    • Calcium: 50 mg 4.98%
    • Potassium: 1307 mg 37.35%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 3 mg 19.39%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 99 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 13 g 52%
    • Sugar: 30 g
    • Protein: 19 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 2 g
    • Vitamin A 18.4%
    • Vitamin C 53.65%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat1
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch7
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total3 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total1 oz-eq

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