Black Bean & Chipotle Tostadas with Crème Fraîche
- 8 5- to 6-inch corn tortillas
- Canola oil cooking spray
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/4 cup sliced garlic
- 2 cups cooked or canned, rinsed black beans (see Tip)
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
- 1/4 teaspoon ground chipotle pepper, plus more for garnish
- 6 large eggs
- 2 large egg whites
- 1/4 cup low-fat milk
- 1/4 cup finely chopped white onion
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- 3 tablespoons crème fraîche or sour cream
Adapted from eatingwell.com
Position racks in upper and lower thirds of oven; preheat to 375°F.
Coat tortillas on both sides with cooking spray. Place on 2 baking sheets. Bake, turning once, until light brown, 12 to 14 minutes.
Meanwhile, heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring, until just beginning to brown, about 1 minute. Add beans, water and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and chipotle. Mash the mixture with a potato masher or large fork to the consistency of a chunky puree. Cover to keep warm and set aside.
Beat eggs, egg whites and milk in a large bowl. Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium heat. Add the egg mixture and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and cook, folding and stirring frequently with a heatproof rubber spatula, until almost set, 2 to 3 minutes.
To assemble tostadas, spread each tortilla with about 1/4 cup bean mixture. Top each with 1/4 cup scrambled eggs and sprinkle with chipotle pepper, if desired. Serve garnished with onion, cilantro and a small dollop of crème fraîche (or sour cream).
To cook beans from scratch: 1. Pick over 1 pound dry beans to remove any pebbles or broken beans and rinse well under cold water. Place in a large bowl, cover with 3 inches of cold water and soak for 4 to 24 hours. 2. Drain the beans and place in a large pot and add enough cold water to cover them by 2 inches. Bring to a boil, skimming off any debris that rises to the surface. Reduce the heat to low and simmer gently, stirring occasionally, until the beans are tender, 1 to 2 hours (cooking time will vary with the type and age of the bean). When the beans are nearly soft, stir in 1-1 1/2 teaspoons salt, to taste. Makes about 6 cups. Refrigerate leftover beans (in the cooking liquid) for up to 4 days or freeze for up to 3 months.
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