Mexican Baked Eggs

Quite some time ago I made a recipe for Oeufs Cocotte {French Baked Eggs} which was so simple and delicious, that when I came across a recipe for Mexican baked eggs on pinterest the other day, I just had to try it. I’m not a breakfast person at all, and TexMex is probably my least favorite cuisine, so I was actually really surprised by how much I loved this TexMex breakfast! Haha. Secretly, the more I make TexMex food, the more I am starting to love it, plus this dish actually made a really great dinner! The combination of melted cheese, fresh lime, and tortillas dipped in soft-eggs was just so good, I can’t wait to make this dish again, maybe even for breakfast this time!

Ingredients: recipe adapted from kalyn’s Kitchen 
1 small onion, finely diced
1-2 tsp. olive oil, depending on the pan
1 tsp minced garlic
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1/4 tsp. ground Ancho chile pepper/chile powder
1 can (14.5 oz.) tomatoes with juice
1 can (15 oz.) black beans, rinsed and drained well
1 can (4 oz) diced green chiles
1/2 cup salsa
juice of 1 lime, plus more for serving
4-6 eggs
1/2 cup mexican blend cheese
1-2 avocados, sliced
chopped cilantro for garnish, optional

Preheat oven to 450F. In a pan over medium high heat sauté the onion in a little olive oil until softened (about 3 minutes). Add the garlic, cumin and chile pepper/powder and stir for 1 minute, until fragrant. Add tomatoes with juice, drained beans, and diced green chiles to the pan with onions and let cook at very low simmer about 20 minutes, or until the mixture is slightly thickened.

Spoon the mixture into the bottom of the ramekins to fill just over 3/4 of the way up. SONY DSCCarefully break the eggs on top of the mixture. SONY DSCBake the eggs for about 5 minutes, or until the eggs are starting to look set. Remove the dishes and set the oven to broil. Lay the slices of avocado around the eggs, then top with cheese. SONY DSCBroil for 2-3 minutes, until cheese has melted and eggs are cooked, but yolks are still soft.

Serve hot, with flour tortillas to dip into egg. Serve with sour cream if desired.

SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSCI hope you all enjoy this recipe guys!
<3 Sarah