Huevos Rancheros

I did not grow up eating Mexican food other than the occasional taco night or trip to Taco Bell. Until I went away to college at the age of 19, I had never had “real” Mexican food. However, once I did I really ended up enjoying the food that I was served. My roommate who was Hispanic introduced me to all kind of Latin American food including Mexican food such as enchiladas, guacamole, rice and beans, empanadas, and this breakfast dish called huevos rancheros. While this dish is often served on flour tortillas, I have made my own version with corn tortillas with some success. Mine is also fairly light compared to some I have had in the past. Hope you enjoy this, keep in mind this is likely not completely authentic. However, I can assure you that this is a delicious sit down breakfast or brunch dish to serve on its own or with hash brown potatoes or fruit on the side.

Huevos Rancheros – Serves 2

Ingredients:

  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons of milk
  • 1/8 of a teaspoon of salt
  • 1/8 of a teaspoon of black pepper
  • Cooking spray
  • 4 corn tortillas
  • 1/2 cup of refried beans
  • 1/4 cup of salsa

Directions:

  1. Whisk eggs, milk, salt, and pepper together with a whisk or fork in a medium sized bowl until the color and texture of the eggs are uniform throughout the mixture.
  2. Heat up the refried beans for 3-5 minutes or until the refried beans are hot on medium heat in a small saucepan or microwave the refried beans for 1 minute in a small container.
  3. Spray medium sized pan liberally with cooking spray.
  4. Cook eggs in large pan for 3-5 minutes on medium heat or until eggs are mostly solidified. Lightly stir eggs every 30 seconds to 1 minute while cooking them.
  5. Heat up corn tortillas according to directions on the package using the microwave or stove.
  6. Layer on top of each corn tortilla 2 TBSP of refried beans, then 1/4 of the scrambled eggs, and top eggs with 1 TBSP of salsa.
  7. Serve and enjoy!
Huevo Rancheros
The refried beans are hidden under the eggs.

* Optional toppings for these Huevo Rancheros include shredded cheese, sliced avocado or guacamole, crumbled chorizo sausage, diced bacon, and/or sour cream.

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