I will be the first to admit that I’m not really a breakfast fan. I never really have been. I didn’t eat it much while I was growing up and that bad habit followed me into adulthood. When I do make breakfast it is usually the same ol’ same ol’: eggs, bacon, potatoes and toast. Frankly it was getting a tad bit boring. I felt I need to burst out of my boring breakfast shell a little bit and try something with a little more flavor, something with a little kick, something like these huevos rancheros with chorizo refried beans.
For the record, I know that usually huevos rancheros does not involve chorizo and in its purest form doesn’t even have refried beans. But I felt like shaking things up a bit. It was a little bit of a risk but what can I say, I live on the edge. OK maybe not really, but I do like experimenting in the kitchen and unlike my apple pie (more about that in a couple weeks), this experiment actually turned out really really good. I was eating the chorizo refried mixture by the spoonful as Ryan was taking pictures.
You will notice that this recipe calls for 4 – 8 eggs. Some people like 1 egg on their huevos rancheros and some people like 2. Do what ever suits your fancy.
Heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add 1/2 of the diced onion and cook just until softened. Stir in chorizo. Cook 5-7 minutes or until chorizo is cooked through. Stir in refried beans. Cook 5 more minutes. Reduce heat to low and let simmer.
In another skillet heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil. Add in remaining onions and cook just until softened. Stir in fire roasted tomatoes and kosher salt. Allow to cook for 5 minutes. Reduce heat to low and let simmer.
Heat remaining tablespoon of oil in another skillet. Cook tortillas 30 seconds on each side. Transfer to a plate and set aside.
In the same skillet that you cooked the tortillas, melt butter over medium heat. Cook eggs 3 - 4 minutes or until yolk is set and white is cooked.
To assemble: place 2 tortillas on a plate. Spread chorizo refried beans on tortillas. Place one egg on the top and spoon tomatoes over plate. Serve.