As the name implies, this dish makes a breakfast suitable for any cowboy, but for those with a less physically demanding occupation, it is perfect for brunch or a simple dinner.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 1994


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  • Preheat broiler.

  • Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add roasted red peppers, tomato and garlic; cook, stirring, until the tomatoes have softened, about 4 minutes. Add black beans, vinegar and hot pepper sauce; cook, stirring, until heated through, about 3 minutes. Stir in cilantro and season with salt and pepper.

  • Soften tortillas by heating them directly on a stovetop burner for about 30 seconds, turning frequently. Place the tortillas side by side on a heatproof dish. Spoon half of the bean mixture over each tortilla.

  • Wipe out the pan, brush with the remaining 1 teaspoon oil and heat over medium heat. Crack eggs into the pan and break the yolks with a fork. Cook over medium heat until whites are set, about 1 minute. Flip eggs and cook until desired doneness. Place an egg on each tortilla. Top with salsa and cheese and broil until the cheese melts. Garnish with scallions and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

431 calories; protein 22g; carbohydrates 51g; dietary fiber 10g; sugars 8.9g; fat 16g; saturated fat 5g; cholesterol 226mg; vitamin a iu 2241IU; vitamin c 19mg; calcium 248mg; iron 4.9mg; potassium 375mg; sodium 920mg.

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3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 2 stars
Tasty This is an ok recipe if you want something easy to make and fullfilling. I found a similar recipe that is healthier (if your counting calories like me) at lower in sodium carbs calories fat and sugar and is equally as tasty! Cons: Very high in Calories and Sodium Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This is my go-to recipe for huevos rancheros. My (small) changes: I scramble the eggs I top each serving with diced avocado with the cheese (run under broiler briefly) and I usually crisp tortillas (flour or corn) under the broiler before loading with beans etc. One of my husband's very favorite weekend breakfasts. The only reason it didn't get 5 stars is that it tends to be a bit time consuming - but maybe I'm just in slow-mo on a weekend morning. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Great Sunday morning brunch but I find the sodium a bit high. Read More