I can’t get enough of this Steak and Egg Huevos Rancheros for breakfast!
My Steak and Egg Huevos Rancheros will make you fall in love with breakfast all over again!
There are two types of breakfast eaters; those who prefer a sweeter breakfast, and those who prefer a savory breakfast. Growing up, I was the breakfast eater who preferred a sweeter breakfast such as sugar-crazed cereals, yogurt with fruit, oatmeal, pancakes, waffles, and donuts. When I was in college, sometimes I would eat cake for breakfast if it was available ( I wouldn’t dare do that now). Sure I would eat the occasional scrambled eggs with a side of bacon, but I had to have something with some sugar along with my breakfast. Even for my favorite and classic breakfast, which is scrambled eggs, bacon, toast, and grits, I have to have my grits sweet. No, I am not a salt, pepper, and better grits girl. I think that is gross and everyone who enjoys their grits like that should be checked for a rare breakfast crazy disorder called “idontknowhowtoeatgrits-phobia”. Grits should be enjoyed with cheese or butter and sugar if you ask me. If you have to have grits with cheese, they should only be enjoyed with shrimp on top. Other than that, grits are made with butter and sugar.
As I am getting older, I am starting to have an appreciation for savory breakfast options. I don’t know how it came to be, but I am loving wholesome breakfast dishes where sugar isn’t the star of the show. I think I developed this appreciation during my pregnancy. You see, when I was pregnant with my Calvin, I had gestational diabetes. For 5 months I had to find ways to eat as little sugar as possible. Even in foods that God made for us to enjoy dirt, roots, or barks of a tree. In a single setting, I could only eat 2 strawberries, ½ of an orange, 5 blueberries, and no grapes at all. Where’s the fun and the justice in that kind of eating? Nevertheless, I had to get creative in my eating. For breakfast, I ate a lot of eggs and bacon. Eventually, I got tired of that so I would drink a protein shake with no sugar and a piece of peanut butter toast. That was the magic combo for me. My blood sugar never spiked and I would be full for hours! After I had my baby, the desire for eating a savory breakfast never went away. Sure I had my occasional donut for a while. Hey, donuts are not apart of the gestational diabetes diet so eating them freely is what I did. I started to play around with different breakfast combinations and my new favorite breakfast is avocao toast, bacon, and a medium fried egg with a touch of sriracha. Oh my word! Where was this combo during my pregnancy?! Eating this every morning for breakfast, wouldn’t have been so bad! It may have even made having gestational diabetes…worth it :-|.
As I continued to enjoy my new favorite breakfast, it is only natural that I would start adding other elements to the dish such as black beans, salsa, pico de gallo, and sauteed spinach. Oh yes, that is my other favorite breakfast combo; avocado toast, sauteed spinach, bacon, and a fried egg. That is everything you need to start your day right there! About two months ago, I ordered carryout breakfast from First Watch and I ordered a Huevos Rancheros dish that was vegetarian. It was black bean puree, with some sort of fancy salsa, cilantro, an egg, some other stuff, all on top of a crisp tostada. I was in love. My only regret about ordering that dish, was there wasn’t enough of it. So, I figured I would try to remix that dish myself. So I now present to you my Steak and Egg Huevos Rancheros.
I am not kidding when I say, I could eat this every morning forever and be happy. My husband even thought this was good and that is saying a lot considering he doesn’t like avocado much or salsa. This Steak and Egg huevos Rancheros dish is the breakfast for champions. It is packed full of protein and flavor. The best thing about this dish is that it is healthy but it feels like you’re cheating. I love dishes like that! I particularly love dishes like that when I make them :-). It is hard to say which ingredient is the star of this Huevos Rancheros dish because they all add different essential elements that makes a dish great! The steak is like butta as it is cooked medium well; the black beans are seasoned to perfection, the pico de gallo, adds that bit of freshness and crunch; the avocados are creamy and delicious, and the hot sauce adds the right amount of kick. I am telling you this Steak and Egg Huevos Rancheros dish is the perfect dish for the mornings! I swear, you will love it!
- 4 Tostada shells
- 1 lb. Boneless Strip Steak
- 15 oz. black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 whole avocado
- ½ lime
- Pico de gallo or salsa
- Fresh cilantro, chopped
- 4 eggs
- In a small sauce pot, add the black beans and season with salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a simmer. Using a potato smasher, smash the black beans a few times. Not completely refined, but spreadable. Turn heat to warm and set aside.
- Season the steak liberally on both sides with kosher salt and pepper. In a large heavy metal saute pan on medium high heat, place the steak in the hot pan and allow to cook untouched on one side for 3-5 minutes. Use tongs and flip on the other side for 3-5 minutes. Both sides should be browned and crusted. Remove from heat and place on cutting board. Allow the steak to rest for 5-7 minutes before cutting. Slice into strips and sprinkle with a little more salt and pepper if desired. You should get about 12 slices as I did if you are cutting widthwise.
- In a separate saute pan, on low to medium heat, spray the pan with non stick spray. Add the eggs in the pan to cook, yolk side up, for 5 minutes, longer if you want the egg yolk well done and cover with lid. Remove from pan once cooked to desired consistency on a plate.
- Preheat oven to 250 Degrees. Place the tostadas on a baking sheet and place in oven for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and set on plates.
- Remove the avocado from the skin and remove the pit. Slice the avocado and squeeze with lime juice.
- Assemble the Huevos Rancheros by spreading the warm tostada with black beans, place 3-4 pieces of steak on top, add one of the fried eggs, top with pico de gallo or salsa, slices of avocado, and sprinkle with cilantro. For added flavor, add a dash of sriracha.