Monday, April 30, 2012

Southwest Veggie Frittata

To me, eggs are one of the greatest "blank canvases" when it comes to cooking.  You can spice and flavor them in tons of way.  I'm always a sucker for Southwest flavors and find them sneaking their way into a lot of my meals.  I find that eggs and Southwest flavors blend very well together.

This meal works well for breakfast or dinner or warmed up for lunch the next day.  It is also a great make-a-head meal.  I made ours the night before and put it in the refrigerator.  I pulled it out of the frig about 20 minutes prior to cooking so the eggs could come up to room temperature before baking.


2 cups sweet potatoes, diced 
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 yellow onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 jalepeno, diced (remove seeds and veins if you don't want too much heat)
1/2 red bell pepper, diced
1/2 green pepper, diced
1/2 cup sliced mushrooms, diced
1/2 cup black beans
1/4 cup roasted green chilies, diced (canned ones work just fine)
8 eggs (or 16 egg whites)
2 tsp cumin
zest of 1 lime
salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 425.  Line a baking sheet with parchment.  Toss sweet potatoes with oil and place on baking sheet.  Roast in the oven for 25-30 minutes or until nice and soft.  (You could always just boil the sweet potatoes, but I love the flavor they provide when roasted.)

In a bowl, whisk together egg whites, cumin, lime zest, salt and pepper until well combined.  Add in onion, garlic, jalapeno, red bell pepper, green bell pepper, sliced mushrooms, black beans and chilies.

Put roasted sweet potatoes into the bottom of a greased baking dish.  Pour egg mixture on top.  (The capacity of mine was 2 quarts.  An 9 x 13 would work as well, but you may need to adjust the baking time.)  Bake for about 35-45 minutes, until the eggs are set and the edges are slightly browned.

Slice and serving with sour cream and avocado.


1 comment:

  1. This sounds so good! I'm looking for some ways to cut down on grains, but I almost always feel like a meal isn't complete without some kind of bread-like thing. THIS recipe sounds perfect for cutting down on grains without feeling the loss.