7 Layer Huevos Rancheros
Recipe type: Egg Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 2 servings
This huevos rancheros recipe is also quite adaptable. Add some jalapeños into one of the layers, substitute flour tortillas for the corn or make a big batch using a larger skillet with up to four eggs. Also, our single skillet version can only handle one egg. If two eggs are wanted, fry them up in a separate pan and place on top before serving.
Go Get This Stuff
  • 4 corn or flour tortilla
  • 1 15-1/2 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 package shredded Mexican-style cheese
  • 1 jar of red salsa
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, sliced or diced (optional)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 lime (optional)
Optional Garnish
  • fresh cilantro, chopped
  • avocado, pitted and sliced
  • green onion, chopped
  • sour cream
Then Do This
  1. Prepare a grill for indirect cooking or preheat an oven. Target temperature is 400°F (200°C)
  2. In a lightly oiled oven or grill capable skillet, place one tortilla
  3. Place a layer of beans, followed by a sprinkling of cheese.
  4. Repeat with another tortilla, layer of beans and cheese.
  5. Lightly spread salsa on top.
  6. Using a teaspoon or small spatula, spread top layers away from center making a well for the egg. The last tortilla will be exposed and should be the size of a typical fried egg. Line well with a light sprinkling of more cheese.
  7. Crack egg into a small bowl and gently pour into the well.
  8. Place skillets on the grill, away from the fire. If using the oven, place on center rack.
  9. Cook for at least 15 minutes. Begin monitoring the progress by keeping an eye on the egg. Once the whites set up and become solid, it's done. If a completely cooked yolk is wanted, continue to cook an additional 2-3 minutes or prick it with a fork and cook an additional minute.
  10. Remove from heat and allow skillets to cool slightly. WARNING: The skillets will be extremely hot! Take proper precautions.
  11. Sprinkle with a little more cheese, a squirt of lime juice and garnish with your choice of toppings.
Recipe by BarbequedChicken at http://www.barbequedchicken.com/7-layer-huevos-rancheros/