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Huevos Divorciados

A plate of huevos divorciados
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This authentic Huevos Divorciados recipe features fried eggs on corn tortillas topped with two flavorful homemade salsas, served with refried beans. This popular Mexican breakfast recipe is perfect for a special breakfast or brunch and oh so tasty!

Ingredients

For the roasted tomatillo salsa:

  • 12 medium tomatillos, husks removed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small jalapeño pepper, remove seeds for less heat
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 cup finely diced red onion

For the roasted tomato salsa:

  • 7 medium roma tomatoes, halved
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium jalapeño pepper
  • 4 medium cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1/2 medium sweet yellow onion, peeled and quartered
  • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro
  • 2 tsp freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon sugar

For the eggs:

  • 8 large fresh eggs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Kosher salt and black pepper

To assemble the Huevos Divorciados

  • 8 corn tortillas
  • 2 cups refried beans
  • 1/4 cup queso fresco, crumbled
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1/4 cup red onion, sliced thin
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 jalapeño, sliced thin

Instructions

Make the Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

  1. Adjust your oven rack so that it is 4-5 inches from the broiler flame. Preheat broiler to low heat.
  2. Add tomatillos, jalapeño and garlic to a rimmed baking sheet. Sprinkle evenly with 1 tbsp of olive oil.
  3. Place baking sheet with veggies under broiler and cook until tomatillos, jalapeños and garlic have slightly blackened, about 20-25 minutes. Check the veggies every 5 minutes to ensure they are roasting evenly. Flip veggies after 10 minutes.
  4. Remove from broiler and let sit until cool enough to handle, about 10 minutes.
  5. Transfer tomatillos, jalapeño, garlic and remaining ingredients to a food processor. Pulse until mixture is finely chopped.
  6. Let rest in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before serving.

Make the Roasted Tomato Salsa

  1. Adjust your oven rack so that it is 4-5 inches from the broiler flame. Preheat broiler to low heat.
  2. Place tomatoes, cut side up, on a rimmed baking sheet. Add jalapeño, garlic, and onion to baking sheet. Sprinkle evenly with 1/2 tsp of salt and 1 tbsp of olive oil.
  3. Place baking sheet with veggies under broiler and cook until tomatoes, jalapeño, garlic, and onion have slightly blackened, about 20-25 minutes. Check the veggies every 5 minutes to ensure they are roasting evenly. Flip jalapeño and garlic half way through.
  4. Remove from broiler and let sit until cool enough to handle, about 10 minutes.
  5. Remove stem and seeds from jalapeño. Transfer tomatoes, jalapeño, onion, garlic, cilantro, lime juice, cumin, sugar and 1 teaspoon of salt to a food processor. Pulse until mixture is finely chopped.
  6. Let rest in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before serving.

Note: If you have two 13 X 19 inch baking pans and room in your oven, you can roast both salsas at the same time. Allow for both to cool once they have finished roasting. Blend the tomatillo salsa recipe in food processor or blender. Clean your food processor and make the roasted tomato salsa.

Make the eggs over medium

  1. Heat a non-stick pan or well seasoned cast iron pan over medium heat.
  2. Add oil and coat the pan evenly. Make sure the pan is well oiled so the eggs do not stick.
  3. Crack egg into a small bowl. This helps give you control over where the yolk ends up. The goal is to have the yolk in the middle of the fried egg.
  4. Once the pan is hot, gently add the egg into the pan.
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Cook the egg on the first side for about 3 minutes until the egg white is set and the corners begin to curl.
  7. Gently flip the egg.
  8. Cook for 1-2 more minutes. You want your eggs to be cooked over medium. Your whites should be firm and your yolks should still be slightly runny.
  9. Repeat until you have cooked all of your eggs.

Note: You can cook the eggs one at a time or cook them together depending on your egg skills and pan size.

Assemble the Huevos Divorciados

  1. Warm tortillas on the griddle, or in a microwave wrapped in a moist towel for 30 seconds.
  2. Warm your refried beans.
  3. Place each egg on top of each tortilla. Separate the eggs with refried beans in the middle to create the “divorce.” Add roasted tomatillo salsa to one egg and roasted tomato salsa to the other.
  4. Top with queso fresco, avocado, red onion, cilantro, and jalapeño.
  5. Enjoy!

 

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