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Heather's Favorite Mexican Breakfast

This is my favorite Mexican breakfast to make at home. It's really a process, rather than a recipe. And it's so easy and delicious, you'll want to make it over and over. This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled. Just buy more tortillas, beans and salsa. You could kick this already fantastic breakfast up by adding bacon or some crumbled Mexican chorizo on top of the layer of beans--it's entirely up to you. I top it all off with a few slices of avocado and hot sauce, which is also optional.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword breakfast
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2
Author The CowgirlGourmet


  • 2 homemade corn tortillas
  • 1 pint refried beans
  • 2 of the best eggs you can find
  • Butter or oil for cooking the eggs
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 pint salsa Ranchera or Cowgirl Granola's Ranch Sauce
  • Bacon or crumbled Mexican chorizo optional
  • Sliced avocado optional
  • Hot sauce optional


  1. In a frying pan, heat a pat of butter, olive oil or Smart Balance and let it get hot. Once it's bubbling, crack the eggs and let cook. Sprinkle a little kosher or sea salt and pepper.

  2. While the eggs are cooking, heat the beans in the microwave.

  3. Now your eggs are probably ready to flip, so either crack your egg yolk if you want it cooked through or flip it for an over-easy egg.

  4. You'll also need to heat the corn tortilla and you can do this either on a gas burner or in the microwave. The trick to a reheated corn tortilla is to splash it with water on both sides and then either place it in a kitchen towel in the micro or place it on a gas burner on the cooktop. Either way, it will take less than 30 seconds, so keep a close eye on it.

  5. Now heat up the Ranchero salsa. While it is warming up, start plating your breakfast.

  6. Place a hot corn tortilla on a plate and smear it generously with refried beans.

  7. If you're using bacon or chorizo, add it now. Then lay the fried egg on top, smother it with ranchero salsa and sprinkle a little salt and pepper. I like to add a few slices of avocado for garnish and a spoonful of hot sauce.

  8. Serve immediately and repeat often.