Huevos Rancheros ~ Veggie Friendly
- 1 15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 ear corn, shucked with kernels removed
- 1 jalapeno or habanero pepper, minced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- ½ ripe avocado
- 1 medium size onion, chopped
- 1 large ripe tomato, deseeded and chopped
- 2 ounces queso fresco (optional)
- A handful cilantro, chopped
- Juice from ½ lime
- 1 heaping teaspoon each cumin and coriander seeds, toasted and ground
- 1 tsp. paprika1 tbsp. tomato paste dissolved in 3 tbsp. water
- 1 tbsp. coconut oil
- 1 tbsp. olive oil, butter or ghee
- Salt to taste
- 4-5 large eggs (depending on number of servings)
- Corn tortillas
- Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit.
- In a heavy cast-iron skillet, heat the coconut oil over medium heat and sauté the onions until they begin to soften.
- Add the garlic and jalapeno, stirring until fragrant, then add the cumin and coriander.
- Gently stir in the black beans and corn until well combined.
- Add the diluted tomato paste and cook the mixture for about 5-7 minutes.
- Toss in the chopped tomatoes and avocado, reserving some of each to garnish at the end.
- Toss in most of the queso fresco, again saving some for the finishing touches.
- Squeeze the lime juice, add the cilantro and stir, tasting for salt and adjusting the seasonings to your liking.
- Remove from heat and set aside.
- Now would be a good time to warm the corn tortillas in the oven, by wrapping however many you’d like in tin foil.
- In a separate nonstick skillet, prepare the eggs. Beat in a small mixing bowl and add a splash of water and the paprika. You can even add more queso fresco for a nice cheesy and fluffy consistency. Season with salt and pepper, and then scramble over medium heat with your choice of olive oil, butter or ghee.
- To serve, garnish the black bean mixture with the remaining queso fresco, tomatoes, sliced avocado and any remaining chopped cilantro.
- Make “breakfast tacos” with the eggs and black bean mixture, topping with your favorite salsa or hot sauce.
- Alternatively, you can fry the eggs sunny side up and serve open faced over two tortillas with a few large scoops of the black bean mixture, for a more traditional Huevos Rancheros presentation. And of course, if huevos aren’t your thing, simply make “Tacos Rancheros” and omit the cheese to make it vegan.
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