Nobody has ever said the Super Bowl is about self-restraint. From heaping platters of spicy Buffalo wings to overloaded slices of pizza to jumbo bowls of potato chips, this weekend the country will eat like a ravenous and bored teenager.
But in order to fortify yourself for the drama of the game and the hours of nonstop noshing, I suggest you have a hearty and nutritious brunch. That way you’ll have at least one square meal and your body will thank you for it.
No, I’m not suggesting you start this weekend with a bowl of wheat bran and prunes. Save the healthy eating for later. The Super Bowl deserves a super brunch menu. So, whether or not you’re watching the big game, start your day by eating a gourmet Green Bean and Egg Taco from the new cookbook Guerrilla Tacos. The volume features the inventive recipes of Wesley Avila, the owner of an acclaimed Los Angeles taco truck. It’s the only cookbook I’ve have ever seen that includes an endorsement from DJ Skrillex as well as a recipe that calls for 7-Up as an ingredient.
“There are some combinations of food that remind me of specific times and meals in my life and are very strong emotional triggers. This one in particular is close to my heart,” Avila wrote about the recipe in his book, since it was a favorite of his mother’s. “She used to make it with canned, gnarly green beans and scramble it with a little bit of lard and eggs. In this version, I upped the ante and used seasonal baby green beans and elevated it a little bit with nicer ingredients. This is one of the most comforting tacos that I make.”