My son and I love huevos rancheros, so when I was searching for recipes and saw this one, I knew I had to try it. We liked it, but I prefer regular huevos rancheros better. I didn’t love the beans in this recipe, and it ended up being kind of messy. But they were okay.
Huevos Rancheros Tacos
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 small yellow onion, diced
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 to 3 garlic cloves, minced
1 can (15-ounces) dark red kidney beans, well rinsed and drained (I used 2 cans)
1/2-teaspoon ground cumin, or to taste
1/4-teaspoon chili powder, or to taste (I omitted because I was out of chili powder)
1/2-teaspoon dried oregano
salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
8 (6-inch) whole wheat tortillas, warmed
1 can (10-ounces) Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies
1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat Mexican-Blend Cheese
1 avocado, diced
fresh lime juice
fresh parsley or fresh cilantro, chopped, for garnish
In a large skillet heat 1 tablespoon olive oil.
Add diced onions and season with salt; cook for 3 minutes, or until translucent.
Add minced garlic and continue to cook for 30 seconds, or until fragrant.
Stir in beans; season with cumin, chili powder, oregano, salt and pepper.
Continue to cook for 3 to 4 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until beans have softened.
Remove from heat, and using the back of a fork or a potato masher, mash the beans until they resemble chunky mashed potatoes. Set aside.
If you want smoother beans, return to heat and add 1/4-cup water; simmer until beans are thick and of spreading consistency. Set aside.
In a large skillet, heat remaining olive oil over medium-high heat.
Break eggs and gently slide into skillet, one at a time. (In my skillet, I can fit about 4 eggs at a time.)
Reduce heat to low and cook slowly until whites are completely firm and yolks begin to thicken but are not hard.
Carefully slide a spatula under each egg and flip; Cook until desired doneness. Add more olive oil as needed.
Evenly divide and spread prepared beans on warmed tortillas and top with cooked eggs.
Add diced tomatoes & green chilies over the eggs.
Sprinkle with cheese.
Add diced avocados and squeeze fresh lemon juice over each prepared taco.
Garnish with parsley or cilantro.