Beef Huevos Rancheros on Canadian Bacon

Atkins Beef Huevos Rancheros on Canadian Bacon
Net Carbs
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Style: Mexican
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Phase: Phase 1









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  • 6 oz Ground Beef (80% Lean / 20% Fat)
  • 0.5 cup Green Chili Peppers (Canned)
  • 0.25 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Chili Powder
  • 0.25 tsp Cumin
  • 0.25 tsp leaves Oregano
  • 0.25 tsp Salt
  • 0.25 tsp Black Pepper
  • 4 slice Canadian Bacon
  • 4 large Egg (Whole)
  • 0.5 cup shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 4 sprig Cilantro


The directions for this dish call for scrambled eggs, but you can also serve them fried or poached.
  1. In a greased medium skillet, brown the beef over medium heat.
  2. Stir in chiles, garlic powder, chili powder, cumin, oregano, salt and pepper. Cook 5-10 minutes to blend the flavors.
  3. Lay the Canadian bacon slices over the top of the beef mixture to warm. Remove pan from heat and set aside.
  4. In another skillet, scramble eggs until firm.  Alternatively, pan fry each egg and place it on top of the beef mixture in step 5.
  5. Place 1 piece of Canadian bacon on each plate, top with a quarter of the beef mixture and a quarter of the eggs. Sprinkle with cheese and chopped cilantro.

How to Calculate Net Carbs

In order to calculate Net Carbs of any whole food item, it's a simple calculation based on the Nutrition Facts panel:

Total Carbohydrates - (Minus) Dietary Fiber = (Equals) Net Carbs

For low carb products sweetened with sugar alcohols (ie: glycerin, maltitol, etc), refer to the Nutrition Facts panel of the product:

Total Carbohydrates - (Minus) Dietary Fiber - (Minus) Sugar alcohol = Net carbs

This reflects the fact that Dietary Fiber doesn't impact blood sugar levels. Sugar alcohols also have a negligible impact on blood sugar, they too are subtracted from total carbs to yield the Net Carb count.