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05 March 2012

Braised Broads ~ Heuvos Rancheros

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Huevos Rancheros (Click for printable recipe from Food Network's Melissa d'Arabian)
Melissa  d'Arabian


  • 8 (5-inch) flour tortillas
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup prepared chunky cilantro salsa, divided
  • 3/4 cup cooked black beans
  • 8 eggs
  • 1/2 cup shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • Special Equipment: 12-cup muffin tin


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Cut off the outer edge of each tortilla and remove so that the tortillas fit snugly into the muffin tin cups. Brush both sides of the tortillas lightly with the melted butter and sprinkle with salt. Press the tortillas into the muffin tin, creating little tortilla cups.

In a small bowl, mix half the salsa with the black beans and season with salt and pepper. Spoon a heaping tablespoon of the black bean mixture into each tortilla cup. Crack an egg into each of the eight cups. Bake until barely set, about 8 minutes. Top with cheese, cover with aluminum foil, and then bake for 6 to 7 minutes more. To serve, spoon the sour cream and remaining salsa on top of the eggs.

My Thoughts...

I am a Food Network junkie...there's no denying it. Melissa d'Arabian's afternoon show, Ten Dollar Dinners, is one I watch on occasion, and I happened to see this great recipe.  This was featured as a brunch but could easily be added to the 'BLD' category (Rachael Ray's 'breakfast-lunch-or-dinner' type meal).  Simple ingredients and super easy prep/cook time make this a go-to recipe for busy nights as well as those nights when you just don't know what to make for dinner - and have failed to thaw out anything! 

I altered the recipe a bit, mixing a can of black beans, chopped cucumber, tomato, and pepper along with green onion and cilantro instead of buying a prepared salsa.  The results - delish!  Everyone - even the kids - ate these personal serving rancheros right up.

One caution I make is that I had to alter the cook time quite a lot for my eggs to set.  I recommend setting a timer with d'Arabian's suggested cook time, then watching a couple minutes at a time until your eggs reach the perfect set for your tastes.  I ended up adding about 7 minutes total, but my oven runs a tad cool. 

For more Melissa d'Arabian, (sorry about the add) watch below...


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