We’ve heard it time and time again, breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but there are many reasons why this statement holds true! The typical person spends eight hours asleep each night with no food or water. By the time you wake up, your body is dehydrated and you have little energy to start your day off with. According to BetterBreakfast.org, breakfast can also help you actually lose weight. Without breakfast to get the metabolism going again, the body stays at the lower level of metabolism, burning fewer calories then if it had breakfast. If you skip your morning meal, you tend to eat more throughout the day and the foods are usually unhealthy and high in calories. An individual who fueled up for their day with breakfast can wait until lunch to eat with energy to spare. Hormel Foods offers several breakfast items that will help start off your day right and are delicious additions to your breakfast regime. Try this Better Breakfast Huevos Rancheros with Hormel Bacon Recipe.
Huevos Rancheros with Hormel Bacon Recipe
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1/2 tablespoon salt
- 6 large eggs
- 1 (15-ounce) can low-fat or vegetarian refried beans
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro, divided
- 6 (6- to 8-inch) corn tortillas
- 1/2 cup crumbled queso fresco
- 12 slices Hormel® Natural Choice® Original Bacon
- 1/2 cup CHI-CHI’S® Thick & Chunky Salsa Mild
Cook bacon; drain on paper towels. Coarsely chop when cool.
Fill 10-inch skillet half-full with water. Add butter and salt. Bring just to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium. Carefully add eggs, 1 at a time. Cover; cook 2 to 4 minutes or until eggs are cooked but yolks are still soft.
Meanwhile, warm beans; stir in 2 tablespoons cilantro. Warm tortillas and salsa.
Place 1 warm tortilla on each of 6 plates. Top each with about 1/4 cup beans, 1 poached egg, about 1 tablespoon salsa, 2 tablespoons bacon and 1 tablespoon cheese. Garnish with remaining 2 tablespoons cilantro.
I’m posting this recipes as part of my ambassadorship with Hormel family.