Sunday, November 6, 2011

Huevos Rancheros v2.0

Ever since I discovered my love of the egg yolk, I also stumbled upon a great liking for huevos rancheros (you can find a previous iteration here). Something about combining beans with eggs together in one bowl makes a delicious combo - the saltiness and earthiness of the beans combined with the rich creaminess of the yolk is a match made in heaven. It's somewhat akin to those celebrity couples that are sort of too good to be true, i.e. Will and Jada, Angelina and Brad, Barack and Michelle, Bert and Ernie, etc.

This new and improved version now includes bacon! (Obviously bacon makes everything better.) One of the beautiful byproducts of this salty seducer is bacon fat, and what can you do with bacon fat? Fry stuff. So in this case I took my cut up pieces of tortilla and crisped them up in the rendered bacon goodness. Be sure to drain them on a paper towel and sprinkle with a little salt as soon as you take them out of the pan.

I think the picture above kind of looks like the face of a cyclops - agree or disagree?

A little guacamole or salsa on the side would put this bowl over the top.


  1. yum! is there a recipe anywhere or is it just straight forward?

  2. The seasoning for the beans can be found by clicking the link in the first sentence. The egg is cooked sunny side up with salt and pepper, the bacon is cooked in a skillet, and the corn tortillas were cut into triangles and fried in the rendered bacon fat. Enjoy!