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Huevos Rancheros

My favorite combination of Domestica's Healthy Huevos Rancheros.

The Domestica family has been enjoying (err…devouring?) this amazing breakfast creation for months now.  The best part is that it’s flexible depending on what ingredients you have on hand and somehow still turns out great every time.  It’s packed with protein and good fats, too.

{Domestica’s Huevos Rancheros}
Makes 2 Servings

1/2 tbsp coconut oil
1/2 red onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup organic frozen corn kernels
1/2 cup organic canned black beans, drained
100-calorie Ozery Bakery One Bun (can use english muffin, toast, flatbread, etc).
2 organic eggs
1/4 cup organic salsa
1/2 avocado, sliced
3 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped

  1. Prepare all your ingredients — this is going to move fast!
  2. Toast your One Bun in the toaster.
  3. Heat up coconut oil over medium-high heat in a shallow pan with a lid (the lid’s for later).  Add onions, stirring until they are tender.  Add garlic and stir for 1 minute.
  4. Add frozen corn and black beans, stirring until they’ve heated through — about 2 minutes.
  5. Place the entire bean/corn mixture in a bowl and cover with a plate. Set aside.
  6. In the same pan you just used, heat a bit more coconut oil (if necessary) and crack the two eggs into the pan.  Take the lid to your sink and pour a tsp of water into the lid (trust me!).  Drop that water into the pan and then cover with the lid.  This will be just enough water to steam the eggs cooked while keeping the yolk soft.
  7. While eggs are cooking (about 4 minutes), place toasted bread on two plates and spoon half the bean/corn mixture on each piece.  Top with fried egg.
  8. Back to the same hard-working pan!  Turn the stove off but keep pan on warm burner.  Pour in the salsa and stir continuously while it heats up.
  9. Pour the warm salsa over the eggs, then top with sliced avocado and cilantro.

Variations

No bread? You can also use chopped up potatoes instead. Just put them in the coconut oil before you do the onions and brown them for about 15 minutes.

If you don't have black beans, warm up refried beans and spread it on the bread instead of the corn/bean mixture. Not as tasty, but good in a pinch. I added cheese to this variation.

Domestica Tips

  • If using flatbread instead of a One Bun and it doesn’t fit in your toaster, turn your oven on to bake at 350˚ and place the flatbread directly on your center oven rack immediately after prepping your ingredients. It’ll be just right by the time you get to the plate prep stage.
  • If you’re not a cilantro fan, basil can also work but it definitely lends more of a sweetness to the dish and the cilantro is key, in my opinion.
  • Keep your egg yolk soft!  An integral part of this recipe’s success is having that gooey egg yolk mix through the entire dish. This is why I use the “steam” method with a tsp of water in the covered pan. (read: don’t mess with my instructions!).
  • 308 calories per serving. 30 g carbs / 14 g protein / 16 g fat

Domestically Yours,
Natasha Kay

Discussion

6 thoughts on “Huevos Rancheros

  1. Great recipe! Great instructions! My human loves Ranch Eggs and used to drive 22 miles to get them at a restaurant at one of the places he traveled to. He read your post, licked his lips, wrote your info down and headed for the kitchen!
    Sandy
    http://www.sandysays1.wordpress.com

    Posted by SandySays1 | June 29, 2011, 1:48 pm
    • I can relate! This tastes so much better than your average greasy HR, too! Hope you like it. 🙂

      Posted by Natasha | June 29, 2011, 2:58 pm
  2. Sounds and looks delicious – my kind of food and sure to be a great way to start the day. Must get organised (ingredients) and give it a try !!!! :o)

    Posted by Peter Robson | June 30, 2011, 7:46 am

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