Mario Batali and his family challenged themselves to live off $124 a week for a family of four, which is the amount of food stamps that are provided to a family of that size. One of the results? This delicious, and inexpensive, breakfast.

Black Bean and Egg Tacos

  • 1 can Black Beans (drained)
  • 1 bunch Scallions
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Freshly Ground Pepper
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Hot Sauce
  • 12 Fresh Corn Tortillas (warmed)
step-by-step directions
step-by-step directions
  • Slice the scallions, keeping the greens and whites separate.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine black beans, eggs, scallion whites and a pinch of salt and pepper.
  • In a skillet over medium high heat, add the olive oil and once hot, add the bean and egg mixture..
  • Continue stirring as eggs cook. Add a couple dashes of hot sauce, to taste, and the cheese. Cook until cheese has just melted. 
  • Warm tortillas on griddle. Divide the egg and bean mixture evenly among the tortillas, topping with the scallion greens to serve.
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