Cowboy Cackleberries and Wrangler Salsa
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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Filling your body with the right kinds of fuel in the beginning of the day jump starts your metabolism, keeps your weight in check, and keeps you going strong all day long.
I love to make big breakfasts on the weekends and on the holidays. My boys are growing and they need the extra protein and vitamins to keep them going, keep them full, so they get out of mom’s hair… !
Variety is the spice of life and sometimes our breakfast routines need an overhaul. I stood in front on my refrigerator and pantry and took inventory of my supplies. I had the usual eggs and some turkey sausages and bread for toast but that idea had boring written all over it. I wanted to make something unique. I had some left over black beans from last nights chicken tortilla soup, many fresh vegetables and even an avocado in the crisper. Bingo! I had the makings for a complete cowboy breakfast with black bean wrangler salsa, bronco-buster turkey sausages, rancher fried eggs and even some crunchy tortillas to top off the entire dish.
Thank you for being patient and understanding. I am sorry my posts have not been running up fast and my responses have been slow. Lots of things going on and my family have needed my undivided attention. Please keep on reading to find out how to make this colorful, healthy and delicious Cowboy breakfast.
Cowboy Cackleberries and Black Bean Wrangler Salsa
Serves 4 adults or 1 hungry teenager
- 1 can black beans cleaned and rinsed
- 4-5 fresh tomatoes, chopped
- ½ purple onion, chopped
- 2 cloves fresh garlic, minced
- Juice of 1 fresh lime
- 1-2 jalapeños, chopped
- 1 avocado, chopped
- ½ cup frozen corn (optional)
- handful of cilantro, chopped
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- salt and pepper to taste
- cooking spray
- 8-10 turkey sausage patties (depends on how hungry your cowboys are or can substitute with veggie burgers or tofu or whatever suites your fancy)
- 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 2-3 soft tortillas (you can use corn gluten-free tortillas or flour tortillas)
- ¼ teaspoon chili powder
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- 4 eggs (1 per adult or 2-3 for each hungry teenager or so…)
- garnish with cheese, cilantro, sour cream, hot sauce or anything your little heart desires)
Step 1: Make the Black bean wrangling salsa: In a medium bowl combine black beans, tomatoes, onion, garlic, lime, jalapeños, avocado, corn, cilantro, cumin, salt and pepper and stir to mix well. Set aside.
Step 2: Cook the turkey sausage patties in a nonstick pan with a little cooking spray for about 3-4 minutes on each side until cooked. Set aside and keep warm
Step 3: Slice your soft tortillas into thin strips and cut into thirds. Place 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil into pan and add the tortilla strips. Gently shake your pan every few minutes to make sure that they brown evenly on all sides. Fry until golden brown. Remove and place on a plate with a napkin. Sprinkle with garlic and chili powder. Set aside.
Step 4: Pan fry eggs. Place oil in non-stick pan and break egg whole into pan being careful not to break the yolk. Let the egg cook for about 30 seconds to a minute and then spoon a little of the hot oil on top of egg until desired effect. My boys do not like runny eggs and prefer them cooked all the way through with the yolks broken. However, I know many people like it when the egg runs over their sausage and then can dip into egg. Cook to your desired effect.
Step 5: Assembly: In a medium bowl, place a layer of salsa, add 2-3 sausages on top, then place the fried egg on top, then on the very top garnish with crunchy fried tortillas. As an extra colorful and tasty touch, add grated cheese, chopped cilantro, sour cream or hot sauce splash to garnish.
Take Care, BAM