Deliciously Saucy Egg White Chalupa

January 3, 2019

Egg White Chalupa

Your morning breakfast just got spicier.

Course Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword avocado, black beans, chalupa, cilantro, egg white, tortilla
Author Déja Todman


Stewed Black Beans

  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth or water
  • ¼ cup ½ stick unsalted butter
  • 1 yellow or red bell pepper or half of each, seeded, finely chopped
  • 1 small red onion finely chopped
  • 2 cans black beans rinsed, drained 31 oz.
  • 2 garlic cloves sliced
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro
  • 1 jalapeño seeded, finely chopped
  • Kosher salt freshly ground pepper


  • Vegetable oil for frying; about ½ cup
  • 6 large egg whites
  • 2 corn tortillas
  • ½ avocado sliced
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup cilantro leaves with tender stems
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter divided
  • 1 cup shredded iceberg lettuce
  • Hot sauce for drizzling
  • ounces shredded ricotta salata about ⅓ cup
  • Kosher salt


Stewed Black Beans

  1. Heat butter in a large pot over medium. Add bell pepper, onion, jalapeño, and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are very soft, 10–12 minutes. Add beans and chicken broth.
  2. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until liquid is reduced by half and thickened, 20–25 minutes. Stir in cilantro; season with salt and pepper. Keep warm.


  1. Pour oil into a small skillet to come ¼ way up the sides. Heat over medium-high until very hot. Fry tortillas until lightly browned and very crisp, about 1 minute per side. Transfer to paper towels to drain.
  2. Melt butter in a small nonstick skillet over medium heat. When it begins to foam, add 3 egg whites and a pinch of salt and cook, stirring constantly with a rubber spatula and forming a compact bundle, until whites are set but still moist, about 1 minute. Transfer to a plate. Repeat with remaining butter and egg whites.
  3. Divide sour cream between tortillas. Top with ½ cup bean mixture, followed by lettuce, egg whites, a drizzle of hot sauce, cheese, avocado, and cilantro.
  4. Enjoy! 😀

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