Yes they absolutely can! I was a bit skeptic myself because as a family of six my grocery bill is always pushing and exceeding $300 a week at times. I remember when I spent maybe $75 a week on groceries but that was with one kid. So how can a family of four survive off of $124 a week in groceries (the amount of food stamps that are provided to a family of that size) and will it be healthy? This was a challenge that Mario Batali and his family were up for and you will be pleasantly surprised to see what one of the meals were. I was very impressed with the time it took to whip this meal up, because Lord knows morning mad dashes can not be held up with a long gourmet meal! I was also impressed that his Black Bean Egg Taco was $.79 a piece, that he made on The Chew today! It is healthy and did I mention it was $.79 a taco? Here is the recipe:
Mario Batali’s Black Bean and Egg Tacos
- 1 can Black Beans (drained)
- 1 bunch Scallions
- 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
- Freshly Ground Pepper
- 2 Eggs
- 1/2 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
- Hot Sauce
- 12 Fresh Corn Tortillas (warmed)
- Griddle Pan
- Chef’s Knife
- Measuring Spoons
- Measuring Cup (set)
- Mixing Bowl
1 bunch ScallionsSlice the scallions, keeping the greens and whites separate.
1 can Black Beans (drained)
Freshly Ground PepperIn a large mixing bowl combine black beans, eggs, scallion whites and a pinch of salt and pepper.
1 Tablespoon Olive OilIn a skillet over medium high heat, add the olive oil and once hot, add the bean and egg mixture..
1/2 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
Hot SauceContinue stirring as eggs cook. Add a couple of dashes of hot sauce, to taste, and the cheese. Cook until cheese has just melted.
12 Fresh Corn Tortillas (warmed)Warm tortillas on griddle. Divide the egg and bean mixture evenly among the tortillas, topping with the scallion greens to serve.