Okay so I guess these aren’t really Huevos Rancheros since there’s no ranchero sauce. I like to call them huevos rancheros for gringos, or maybe huevos rancheros for lazy, hungover people who don’t feel like making ranchero sauce early on a Sunday morning (and by “early” I mean 11:00am).  But it doesn’t really matter what you call them because they are delicious, and that is really all that matters. I made these for my honey pie’s 31st birthday breakfast. We washed them down with some mimosas which made for the perfect  birthday brunch.  We didn’t finish off the bottle of champagne and I was very tempted to make a mimosa this morning, wouldn’t mondays be so much better if they started off with mimosas? But I used my better judgment and fought the temptation and reached for the coffee pot instead. I’ll save the champagne for the Bachelorette premiere tonight – yipee!!!


Serves 2-4

  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 TB fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1-2 TB chicken broth
  • 2 TB butter, divided
  • 4 small corn tortillas
  • 4 large eggs
  • shredded cheese of your choice
  • fresh salsa (homemade or bought)
  • One avacado, sliced
  • hot sauce (optional)


1. Combine 1/2 of the beans, all of the lime juice, cumin, cayenne, and salt in a food processor (I used a magic bullet), and pulse until smooth. Add the chicken broth if needed for a smooth consistency.  Place mixture into a sauce pan with the remaining 1/2 of the beans and warm over low heat.

2. In a heavy skillet, melt 1/2 of the butter over medium-high heat. Add 1-2 tortillas at a time and cook on each side until golden brown and dlightly crispy. Remove tortillas and set on a plate.

3. Lower the skillet heat to medium, and melt the remaining butter. Carefully crack the eggs into the skillet and fry until the whites are fully cooked and the yolks are warm but still soft. Season with salt and pepper.

4. To assemble: spread the bean mixture evenly amongst the tortillas, top with shredded cheese. Gently place an egg on top of the beans and cheese. Top with salsa, avacado, hot sauce, and whatever other toppings you like. Serve immediatly.


Source: Adapted from Annie’s Eats