Huevos Rancheros

A quick and easy breakfast option for geeks everywhere!

We may be geeks, but that doesn’t mean we don’t know how to create great things in the kitchen. Some of the best dishes can be made quickly and easily as long as you know what you’re doing. Let’s get cooking!

We’re in week I-can’t-even-remember of this coronavirus quarantine, and it’s a struggle every day to not just say, “screw it” and pick up my phone to order each and every meal we eat here at Geekery headquarters. But when we get a chance to go shopping and get weeks worth of groceries at once, it’s always good to take a little bit of time in the kitchen to make our own meals.

These huevos rancheros are a great, simple breakfast to start your day off right. But they can be made for any meal and still be delicious.

This entry is a bit of a cheat. Normally, I post photos of meals I made myself, but that’s not what happened here. While I have made huevos rancheros expertly in the past, my wife made them this morning. And they were delicious, as always.

The ingredients list is pretty simple. You need some tortillas (dealers choice whether it’s flour or corn… we usually go with corn tortillas, but they’ve been hard to come by lately, so the last time we made the dish, we used flour); a can of refried beans; a bottle of salsa (again, dealers choice on red or green; if you want to get a little nuts, use both!); some queso fresco and eggs.

Open up the can of refried beans. You can cook the beans on the stovetop, but if you’re pressed for time, put the beans in a microwave-safe bowl and nuke it for 4-5 minutes. Once the beans are out of the microwave, throw a few tortillas on a plate in the microwave and warm them up for 30 seconds or a minute, to get them nice and soft. Put the tortillas on a plate and spread some of refried beans over the tortillas.

With the tortillas and beans ready to go, it’s time to crack some eggs. Make a fried egg for each of the tortillas you have warmed up. When the eggs are at your desired level of over, take them out of the pan and put them over top of the beans. Splash some salsa over the eggs, crumble up the queso fresco on top of the salsa and viola! You have a delicious breakfast ready to go.

Even if you just warm up the beans in the microwave, it’s the step that takes the longest, and it’s all said and done in 5 minutes. Quick and easy is the best way to make breakfast!