Huevos Rancheros

We’ve been making an effort to all eat dinner together, now that Ev’s bedtime is a touch later and he eats all finger foods. The only problem with that was that Ev quickly tired of us eating our dinner and him eating his dinner. Baby food is for babies and he called bullshit. So this week we’re experimenting with family meals, and we kicked off with huevos rancheros, a longtime favorite of ours. It was a decidedly big hit. Here’s how I adapted a must-eat-with-utensils dish into finger food:


  1. Over medium heat cook 1 cup black beans in liquid. Add a squeeze of lime juice for extra flavor.
  2. Add 1 tbsp olive oil to a skillet over medium heat. Grate 1/4 cup cheddar cheese. Place 1 tortilla on the skillet and top with cheese, creating a circle. Crack 1 egg into the circle of cheese. Allow to cook until the cheese is melted and the egg whites have begun to cook, approximately 3-5 minutes.
  3. Get your spatula well under the egg portion of the tortilla and flip. Cook an additional 2-3 minutes. Use your spatula to gently free the egg and cheese and flip onto a plate. Allow to cool slightly.
  4. Use a pizza cutter or knife to slice into 1″ x 3″ spears. Serve with black beans, avocado, and sliced tomatoes. 

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