Ranchero Frittata

Eating breakfast is essential for a balanced metabolism, and this nutrient-packed egg dish contains a wealth of healthy ingredients. Omega-3-rich eggs, parsley, and olive oil help reduce inflammation. Black beans contain antioxidants and are a great source of fiber, which helps to balance your blood sugar and detoxify your body.
Body+Soul, December/January 2007
  • Prep Time 10 minutes
  • Total Time 30 minutes
  • Yield Serves 4
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  • 6 large omega-3 eggs
  • 2 large omega-3 egg whites
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes or cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, halved, seeded, and finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup crumbled soft goat cheese
  • 15 ounces black beans (1 can), drained and rinsed


  1. Heat the broiler with the rack 4 inches from the heat source. In a large bowl, whisk together the whole eggs, egg whites, and parsley; season with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.

  2. In a medium (10-inch) nonstick ovenproof skillet, heat oil over medium. Add onion and tomatoes and cook until the onion has softened, about 6 minutes. Stir in the jalapeno peppers and egg mixture. Sprinkle cheese over top. Cover, reduce heat to low, and cook until eggs are almost set, 5 to 7 minutes.

  3. Place frittata under broiler and cook until the top is set and starts to brown, 3 to 4 minutes. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan over medium-low heat, cook beans until heated through (add water if too dry); season with salt and pepper.

  4. Run a rubber spatula around the edge of the pan to loosen the frittata. Carefully slip the frittata out of the pan onto a large serving platter. Serve wedges of frittata with black beans on the side.

Recipe Reviews

Reviews (13)

  • KileyLagan 14 May, 2011

    How much parsley? Not listed in ingredients.

  • dhm 24 Jul, 2009

    There are a ton of calorie calculators online. Here's the one I use http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-calculator.asp. So it looks like it has 326.7 calories per serving, based on the recipe making 4 servings.

  • socklady 14 Mar, 2009

    Please add nutritional information

  • Dalphine 8 Mar, 2009

    Please add nutritional information

  • Tonnie 6 Mar, 2009

    OMG! I have been asking about the nutritional information form recipes here for over two years. Once again, I will pass this by.

  • mykidsmomof4 6 Mar, 2009

    #1 says parsley...am I missing it in the recipe???

  • muffinooch 22 Dec, 2008

    I agree that the nutrition values for recipes are extremely helpful to those of us who are in need of guidelines for health reasons. While this does sound delicious, it would be a helpful addition, especially in a health oriented magazine

  • Painterd 8 Dec, 2008

    I agree. I don't usually try recipes unless the nutritional values are listed.

  • judecooks 8 Dec, 2008

    Keeping track of calories, fat grams and fiber has helped me lose 14 pounds in 12 weeks. Providing this information would be appreciated by many health-conscious cooks!

  • DRR 8 Dec, 2008

    Some people have to know calories for health reasons

  • DRR 8 Dec, 2008

    I wish you would start putting nutritional values in your recipes. Thanks

  • noveena 8 Dec, 2008

    Calories Smmalories! Eggs, Goat Cheese, Black Beans and Vegetables. Sounds like a Fantasic Low Calorie, GOOD for you dish. I estimate calories at 160 per LARGE slice. I'm making this tonite!

  • 1Eileen 23 Jun, 2008

    sounds good, but what is the calorie count?