My way of coping amidst this panic of Covid 19 is by cooking. It helps me calm down and release my stress.

This morning I decided on cooking a big breakfast. The thing about Huevos Rancheros is that it is a Mexican dish rich in protein from the beans and the eggs. You may skip the yolk and even make the eggs with simply egg whites if you like.

This recipe is simple yet a bit time consuming in terms of the number of ingredients and plating or layering involved. If you want to make it quick you may skip few ingredients as per your liking.


Eggs -1

Onion- 1 medium chopped fine

Garlic cloves- 4-5

Habanero lime tortillas from Trader Joes (you may use any brand tortillas or any kind)

1 Can of black beans

1 jalapeno diced

Cheddar Cheese or any mexican cheese blend

Salt to taste

1 avocado sliced

Sour Cream

Salsa -either homemade or any store bought (I use Ghost pepper or Habanero salsa because our family loves spice)

Butter or oil

Cilantro for garnish


Take a pan and place over medium heat, add 1 tsp oil, garlic cloves, onions and black beans along with salt and saute for about 5-10 minutes. Then take another pan and make half fry eggs over medium flame. Toast the tortillas in medium flame and I add some cheddar cheese over the toasted tortilla while its warm so the cheese melts over it.

  1. Take a plate -place the toasted tortilla with cheese
  2. Tranfer 2-3 spoons of the beans with onion and garlic on top of the tortilla
  3. Place the half fried egg over
  4. Add some salsa
  5. Add a dollop of sour cream or more as per your liking
  6. Add sliced avocados
  7. Add jalapenos if you like the crunch and spice
  8. Garnish with cilantro

Layering or Plating:

Tip: I always try to make the yolk runny since that elevates the quality of the dish so much.