Monday, May 6, 2013

Muy Bueno Mexican - Guest Recipe

Cinco de Mayo is always an excuse to get together with friends and have a few margs on the patio. I was fortunate enough this year to get to imbibe and indulge in mouthwatering Mexican fare without having to lift a finger in the kitchen.
I was invited to a Cinco party with promises of breakfast enchiladas, Huevos Rancheros, homemade guacamole, and of course appropriate Mexican libations. You had me at enchiladas dears.

I will be honest, I have never been a huge Huevos Rancheros fan and never order it at a restaurant. I am not quite sure why this is because I adore all the ingredients. Maybe Mexican in the morning just isn’t my cup of tea. However, my taste buds were tempted yesterday and I couldn’t seem to resist trying them for lunch. I am happy to report that I am officially a fan, at least of my friend Scott’s creation. It was too scrumptious not to share, and I will most certainly be making these in my kitchen soon. Below is his shared recipe. I tried to grasp how he made it as an onlooker so hopefully it's easy enough to follow. First time to have a guest recipe that I haven't made myself, and you can look forward to more soon!

Scott’s Huevos Rancheros
A little trick was revealed about this eggy delights: Fry the corn tortillas in a little bacon grease as well as your over easy eggs. We are Midwesterners… no judging.

  • 1-2 corn tortillas
  • 2 eggs
  • Fiesta blend cheese
  • 1/3 cup Black beans
  • Salsa of your choice
  • ½ of a green onion, chopped
  • 1/3 of a jalapeno, minced
  • 1/3 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/3 of a lime
  • 1/8 of a diced bell pepper
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Cilantro
  • Tabasco to taste
  • Guacamole
  • Fresh Lime
  • Pinch of Cajun seasoning
  • Pinch of onion powder
  • Sour cream (optional)


First lightly fry your corn tortillas in bacon grease. Set on a plate and gather the rest of your ingredients for assembly.

I like my eggs over easy, but feel free to scramble or make them sunny side up! Cook both eggs in the bacon grease with a little salt and pepper. Place on top of the tortillas. Now it's time for the sprinkling all your goodies! Start with the cheese so it melts over the eggs then add your black beans and all the other accompaniments on top.

Add a sprig of cilantro on top for presentation and enjoy!
Gracias Scott for sharing your recipe!