Inside: My take on a lectin free Mexican dish – Huevos Rancheros! By making a few simple swaps, this delicious meal is compliant for those following Dr. Gundry’s Plant Paradox protocol.
I’m a huge fan of Mexican food. I love the big flavors from fresh lime and spicy chilis. I love all the textures – from the crunchy tortillas, to chunky guacamole, to the creamy sour cream. I love the beans and the cheese and the salsas! I’m not alone. Mexican restaurants are so popular.
The issue for those of us following the Dr. Gundry’s Plant Paradox protocol, is that many of those foods give us digestive discomfort. Joint pain. Brain fog. The list goes on. It’s hard to find lectin free Mexican dishes.
The good news is that we can create some of those flavors at home! And these Plant Paradox approved huevos rancheros have all the flavor I love, without all the lectins.
Traditionally, huevos rancheros (loosely translated as “rancher’s eggs”) are eggs served on top of a corn tortilla, and topped with pico de gallo, chilis, ranchero sauce, and sometimes cheese and guacamole with a side of beans.
To keep this a lectin free Mexican dish, my recipe skips the corn tortilla (you don’t miss it at all) and doubles up on the flavor from a homemade guacamole and refried beans.
Yes. I said beans.
Did you know that you can eat beans on the Plant Paradox protocol? There’s a bit of a confusion surrounding this, as beans are traditionally lectin bombs. But, as Dr. Gundry shares – if you pressure cook beans, you can effectively denature the lectins. This makes beans an approved food in phase 2 (especially for vegetarians who can substitute beans for animal protein) and phase 3 of the protocol.
In this recipe, I cut down on cooking time by using a can of refried beans and doctoring it up. While every company I’ve reached out to so far has confirmed that their canned beans are pressure cooked (which leads me to believe they all are), I typically stick with Dr. Gundry’s favorite brand of beans, Eden.
In addition to being pressure cooked, Eden beans are certified organic and are canned in BPA-free cans.
Eden is a great brand for beans – they pressure cook them. https://t.co/Mc0HF5jphm
— Steven Gundry MD (@DrGundry) February 21, 2018
Eden Refried beans contain these simple ingredients: pinto beans, water and sea salt. No other additives or preservatives!
If you decide to use a different brand of refried beans, just make sure you check the label – lots of them have added tomato and preservatives, which you’ll want to avoid. You can also use canned pinto beans, and a bit more water and smash them down as you cook them if you prefer.
Since the Eden refried beans contain only a bit of sea salt, I like to cook them with a few simple ingredients to kick up the flavor. Since I’m skipping ranchero sauce or pico de gallo or salsa to avoid the tomatoes, I love to spice up the beans.
Add on some guacamole, a drizzle of hot sauce or sour cream and you’ve got a great lectin free Mexican meal you can enjoy for breakfast, lunch or dinner!
Plant Paradox Approved Huevos Rancheros- Lectin Free Mexican
Huevos Rancheros - Lectin Free Mexican
My take on a lectin free Mexican dish - Huevos Rancheros! By making a few simple swaps, this delicious meal is compliant for those following Dr. Gundry's Plant Paradox protocol.
- 1 can Eden Refried Beans
- 1/4 cup minced white onion
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 1/8 tsp cayenne, optional
- 1/4 cup water
- salt, to taste
- 4 whole eggs
- hot sauce, optional
Warm 2 tsp of olive oil over medium heat. Add onion and spices and cook for 2 minutes or until onions begin to soften.
Add 1/4 cup water to pan to deglaze, scraping up any bits that are stuck to the pan.
Add in a can of refried beans and stir to combine.
Continue cooking until warm. Add in water, one tablespoon at a time if desired for texture.
Taste, and salt to taste if needed.
Place beans on serving plate, and top with a fried egg, guacamole, and hot sauce, if desired. Makes 4 servings.
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