Okay, so of course there are no huevos - eggs - in this recipe. Instead, I simplified a recipe for a basic vegan omelet, to take the place of the eggs in this dish, which simply translates as "Ranch Eggs". There are 4 components to this recipe: the sauce, the beans, the "eggs", and the tortillas.
For the sauce, combine 10 ounces red enchilada sauce with a 10 ounce can of diced tomatoes with green chiles (undrained) in a saucepan. Many brands of red enchilada sauce include sugar in the ingredients. A vegan option is the red chile sauce from My Favorite New Mexico Foods, which does not include any sugar: www.mfnmfoods.com For the canned tomatoes with green chiles, Whole Foods' 364 brand produces a version, but it comes in a 14.5 ounce can - just measure out about 1 and 1/4 cups for 10 ounces.
Bring the sauce mixture to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes until slightly thick. Add 1/3 cup chopped cilantro and 1 tablespoon fresh-squeezed lime juice. Set aside.
Combine one (15-ounce) can of pinto beans (rinsed and drained) with 2 tablespoons water. You could either heat this in a bowl in the microwave for 2 minutes, or do as I did and place over medium heat on the stovetop for a couple of minutes until warmed. Set aside.
Warm 4 (8-inch) flour tortillas according to package directions - I recommend checking ingredient labels just in case! The whole wheat flour tortillas from Whole Foods' 365 brand are a safe bet. I actually skipped the step of warming the tortillas, alas, as I was a little disorganized tonight and didn't have time to heat them in the oven! Luckily for me, cold tortillas were just as yummy.
Once warmed, spoon about 1/3 a cup of the pinto bean mixture onto each tortilla, spreading to cover the top. Set aside.
Now for the "eggs". In a food processor, process one (12.3 ounce) package silken firm tofu until smooth. Add 2 tablespoons water and 1/4 tsp. turmeric (for color); process until combined.
Heat a medium skillet over medium-high heat, and coat with cooking spray. Working with one "egg" at a time, spoon 1/4 cup of the tofu mixture into the center of the skillet, patting into a flat circle. Cook for about 4 minutes, then invert onto the center of one tortilla. Repeat the process with 3 more "eggs".
Spoon 1/2 cup of the sauce mixture around the "egg" on each tortilla. Sprinkle each with 1/4 cup crumbled vegan feta (in place of queso fresco - try the vegan feta from Sunergia).
One topped tortilla is 340 calories.
canned diced tomato and green chiles $0.99
red enchilada sauce $5.49
canned pinto beans $1.79
silken tofu $1.50
vegan feta $4.49
The Vegan Pantry
- Vegan yogurt - Whole Soy http://www.wholesoyco.com/
- Vegan milk - Silk http://www.silksoymilk.com/
- Vegan Feta - Sunergia http://www.sunergiasoyfoods.com/
- Vegan Cheese - Galaxy Foods http://www.galaxyfoods.com/
- Vegan Eggs - Ener-G http://www.ener-g.com/
- Vegan Butter - Earth Balance http://www.earthbalance.net/product.html