Frito Pie Huevos Rancheros is what happens when a craving for Huevos Rancheros meets a need for Fritos. This breakfast begins with a layer of chips, then you add black beans, chile sauce, roasted potatoes, melting cheese, bacon, and top the whole pile with an egg and more chile sauce.
From the first crunchy, spicy, gooey, egg soaked bite, we loved this meal. I suspect I'll be making this again very soon. Frito Pie Huevos Rancheros is a delicious brunch option for any occasion.
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What is YOUR food weakness? I've never been able to walk by a bag of Fritos without eating a handful!
COOK'S NOTE: I really like the 505 chile sauces when I don't have time to make a homemade chile sauce. Choose your favorite cheeses for this dish. We usually have a pre-shredded Mexican cheese blend and it works great. Cook the eggs until they are as soft or firm as you like. We like our eggs nice and runny for this dish; the egg yolks mix with the chile sauce and the combination is perfect.
Frito Pie Huevos Rancheros
Yield: 6 servings
4 cups roasted breakfast potatoes
1 pound bacon, cooked in the oven or on the stove, and chopped into bite size pieces
3 cups cooked black beans, or (2) 14 ounce cans, drained and rinsed well
2 - 3 cups green chile sauce, red chile sauce, or salsa
1 1/2 cups shredded cheese
kosher salt, to taste
freshly ground black pepper, to taste
3 - 4 cups Fritos corn chips
Start the potatoes in the oven, then cook the bacon. (Use the directions linked in the recipe ingredients to cook each of the ingredients.) Stir together the beans with 1 cup of chile sauce and heat in a small saucepan or a glass bowl in the microwave. When the bacon is finished cooking, drain it on a paper towel lined plate and then cut it into bite size pieces. Cook the eggs to the level of doneness that you prefer, season with salt and pepper.
Place a handful of chips on a plate, top with black beans, potatoes, cheese. Warm in the microwave for about 30 seconds, just until the cheese has melted. (You can also melt the cheese in the oven, if your plates are oven-safe.) Top with an egg and as much more chile sauce as you like. Enjoy!
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