Huevos Rancheros
Serves: 6
  • 3 cups cooked black beans, divided (or 2 15-oz. cans, drained and rinsed)
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • ¾ tsp. ground cumin
  • ½ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp. kosher salt
  • 2-3 tbsp. chicken or vegetable broth (optional)
  • 2-3 tbsp. butter, divided
  • 6 (6-inch) corn tortillas
  • 6 large eggs
  • To serve:
  • Shredded cheese, such as pepper jack, white cheddar or Monterey jack
  • Fresh salsa (about 1½ cups)
  • Sour cream
  • Hot sauce
  • Sliced avocado
  • Cilantro, for garnish
  1. In the bowl of a food processor, combine 1½ cups of the black beans, lime juice, cumin, cayenne, and salt. Process until smooth. If necessary, add broth 1 tablespoon at a time to achieve an even consistency. (Alternative method: you can use a hand blender to process the beans, spices and lime juice.) Transfer the mixture to a bowl or saucepan and mix in the remaining 1½ cups of beans. Set aside.
  2. In a skillet, melt ½ tablespoon of the butter over high heat. One at a time, add the first three tortillas to the skillet, flipping once, until slightly charred on both sides. Transfer to a plate. Melt an additional ½ tablespoon of butter and brown the remaining tortillas. Set aside.
  3. In a large non-stick skillet, melt the remaining 1 tablespoon of butter over medium heat. Gently crack the eggs into the pan. Season with salt and pepper and let cook until the white is fully cooked through but the yolk is still soft. (Cook eggs in batches if necessary.) Meanwhile, heat the bean mixture until warmed through either in the microwave or on the stove.
  4. Place each tortilla on a plate. Spoon some of the bean mixture over the top and sprinkle with shredded cheese. Top each tortilla with a cooked egg. Top with salsa, sour cream, hot sauce, and avocado as desired. Garnish with cilantro.
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