Huevos Motulenos

If you have never heard of huevos motulenos you are in for a treat! Crispy corn tortillas topped with black beans, chorizo, tomato, plantains, cheese, eggs and just a sprinkle of cilantro. This is not your average breakfast dish!

If you have never heard of huevos motulenos you are in for a treat! Crispy corn tortillas topped with black beans, chorizo, tomato, plantains, cheese, eggs and just a sprinkle of cilantro. This is not your average breakfast dish!

It’s Sunday and I’m laying on my couch like a complete and total lump. I spent the day eating breakfast at Cracker Barrel, grocery shopping and seeing The 100-Foot Journey.

So it’s completely obvious why I’m a lump…right?

Ok, so not really. I was basically a lazy bum all day BUT laying around on Sunday is a tradition I hope to never have to give up. 

If you have never heard of huevos motulenos you are in for a treat! Crispy corn tortillas topped with black beans, chorizo, tomato, plantains, cheese, eggs and just a sprinkle of cilantro. This is not your average breakfast dish!

Speaking of The Hundred-Foot Journey – I LOVED it! If you like food based movies then you’re have to see this movie. No, this post is not sponsored by the movie people. I just really liked the movie. {It’s also a book so you should read it too!}

If you have never heard of huevos motulenos you are in for a treat! Crispy corn tortillas topped with black beans, chorizo, tomato, plantains, cheese, eggs and just a sprinkle of cilantro. This is not your average breakfast dish!

After I left the theater I had the desire to jump into the kitchen and make myself some Indian food. Well, I have just about zero clue when it comes to Indian cooking {except my sorta Indian gluten free chicken tikka masala pizza} so I gave up and just laid on the couch.

So that brings us back to the beginning of the post. Me. Laying on the couch.

If you have never heard of huevos motulenos you are in for a treat! Crispy corn tortillas topped with black beans, chorizo, tomato, plantains, cheese, eggs and just a sprinkle of cilantro. This is not your average breakfast dish!

As I’m laying there I suddenly realize that tomorrow {well, today} is Monday. Crap. Monday. That means I need to edit pictures and write a post.

LUCKILY I had this dish sitting in my reserves pile because if not I would have been screwed. Also, lucky for you this amazing huevos motulenos just sitting in my reserves and I’m pumped to finally be able to share it with you. Huevos motuleños is a combination of crispy corn tortillas, jalapeños, tomatoes, fried chorizo, sweet plantains, cheese, cilantro and of course, eggs. Traditionally they say it’s served with ham but I think chorizo works even better. Plus I had chorizo in the fridge and I wasn’t about to not use it up.

This is one of those “stick to your ribs” type of meals and I could gladly eat it for breakfast every morning. Well, if my husband would make it for me. I love when other people cook for me in the morning. It’s the absolute best. Right?

If you have never heard of huevos motulenos you are in for a treat! Crispy corn tortillas topped with black beans, chorizo, tomato, plantains, cheese, eggs and just a sprinkle of cilantro. This is not your average breakfast dish!

Oh, one more thing. Do not skip the plantains. I know they look just look cute little garnishes but when you take a bite of all the ingredients together you want that little bit of sweet. Trust me.

{Looking for more delicious recipes? Try my Bacon Onion Herb QuicheBasil Bacon Hash, Chorizo Plantain Breakfast Hash, Cheesy Polenta Sausage Breakfast BowlMushroom Herb Goat Cheese FrittataCroque MadamePoutine Hash Brown WafflesCheddar Sausage Cornmeal Waffles or my Breakfast Stuffed Mushrooms}

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Huevos Motuleños

If you have never heard of huevos motulenos you are in for a treat! Crispy corn tortillas topped with black beans, chorizo, tomato, plantains, cheese, eggs and just a sprinkle of cilantro.

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 60 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 (16 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • Olive oil
  • 1-2 ripe plantains, peel removed and sliced into rounds
  • 1 pound chorizo sausage, diced
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 1 small jalapeño, seeded and diced
  • 1 (12 ounce) can Rotel tomatoes
  • 1 (4 ounce) can diced green chilies
  • 8 corn tortillas
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup minced cilantro

Directions:

In a medium sized sauce pan set over medium-low heat add black beans and coconut milk. Simmer slowly to warm beans. Add more coconut milk if needed. Do not boil your beans. You are simply warming them while you cook your other ingredients.

In a large skillet set over medium-high heat add 1/4 cup olive oil. Once the oil is hot add in plantains and cook until the bottom is golden brown, flip and repeat. Repeat until all plantains have been cooked.

Set cooked plantains on a paper towel lined plate and set aside.

In the same skillet you used to cook your plantains add chorizo. Cook until crispy on the edges. If the pan gets dry simply add a little more oil is needed.

When ready, remove chorizo from the pan onto the plantain plate.

You will once again use the same pan. If the pan has no oil add 1 tablespoon. If there is a lot of oil (their shouldn't be) drain it out, leaving only 1 tablespoon.

Add in yellow onion and jalapeño. Cook just until they start to soften, about 5 minutes. Add in Rotel and green chilies. Stir together until combined and warm throughout. Pour into a bowl and cover with foil to stay warm.

Wipe out skillet and drizzle a little olive oil in the pan. Place back over a medium high heat. Once the oil is hot quickly fry corn tortillas until both sides are lightly golden. Adding more oil to the pan when necessary.

Set tortillas to the side and over to keep warm.

Add a little more oil to the pan and fry your eggs sunny side up.

This recipe makes enough for 4 servings so to assemble lay out 2 corn tortillas on each plate and top with a spoonful of black beans (use a slotted spoon to drain off coconut milk), equal amounts chorizo and tomato mixture, 2 eggs, cheese and cilantro. Place fried plantains along the side.

Serve immediately.

Note: There are a lot of steps to the dish but it's totally worth it! Even though some of your items need to sit to the side while others cook the dish still turns out hot because once all the items are covered in hot eggs they warm right up. You can also shorten your time by using more skillets and doing multiple steps at once.

46 Responses to “Huevos Motulenos”

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    Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) — August 11, 2014 at 7:47 am

    Those eggs… I mean, the entire thing looks amazing. But I’m a huge sucker for eggs and those eggs are killing me! They are perfect!

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    DessertForTwo — August 11, 2014 at 8:01 am

    We are bloody obsessed with plantains right now! Sooo good! And thanks for the movie/book rec! 🙂

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    Christie Daruwalla — August 11, 2014 at 8:05 am

    I want to see that movie. My husband is from India so he should enjoy it. I, too, love the addition of plantains. This is a fantastic dish.

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    Martha@A Family Feast — August 11, 2014 at 8:07 am

    What a fantastic breakfast – love the combinations of flavors including the sweetness from the plantains! We’re hoping to see that movie soon – so glad it’s a good one!

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    Amy @ A Healthy Life For Me — August 11, 2014 at 8:23 am

    This is just perfect! I love the ingredients, the pictures are good enough to eat right off my scren. Love it!!!

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    Erin | The Law Student's Wife — August 11, 2014 at 8:47 am

    Life is officially better when it involves runny eggs and PLANTAINS. Obsessed with them at the moment!

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    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — August 11, 2014 at 9:01 am

    I could marry those runny eggs. Dear heavens.

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    TidyMom — August 11, 2014 at 9:37 am

    this is totally calling my name!! GORGEOUS photos too Brandy!

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    Pasha — August 11, 2014 at 10:10 am

    Looks fabulous! I really like the use of the coconut milk to heat the beans – adds a flavour depth that is quite yummy! Question – we do not have Rotel tomatoes in Canada – though I recall having them in the US some years back…. What would be your fix??? Many thanks! Would like to transport this dish to Europe when I go visit – will carry the green chiles – but appreciate your thoughts on the tomatoes………

    • nutmegnanny replied: — August 11th, 2014 @ 10:59 am

      You could easily substitute diced tomatoes in place of Rotel. They will not have as much spicy flavor but you will still get that great tomato flavor. Sometimes you can also find diced tomatoes with onions and peppers and that would be a great substitute as well. However, diced tomato cans are usually a few ounces bigger so you might need to cook the tomatoes down just a bit longer to get them thick. Hope this helps! 🙂

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    kristy @ the wicked noodle — August 11, 2014 at 10:35 am

    I have already pinned this lovely and I am drooling everywhere! Seriously, this is awesome. What a fantastic dish!

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    Amy @Very Culinary — August 11, 2014 at 11:04 am

    You know how much I love a runny egg. And Mexican. My breakfast of Frosted Flakes this morning was utterly depressing and now I will be dreaming of this all day. Is there anything you make, I don’t want? No! Gorgeous, Brandy.

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    Brenda@Sugar-Free Mom — August 11, 2014 at 11:25 am

    What a beautiful breakfast Brandy, so luscious!

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    Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes — August 11, 2014 at 11:52 am

    I’ve never heard of these before but I already know I want them!! Mexican food is my favorite of all time.

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    Sandi Gaertner (@sandigtweets) — August 11, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    This recipe looks delicious!!

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    Stephanie @ Back For Seconds — August 11, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    Oh man. I want this so bad right now. That egg!!

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    Lindsay @ The Live-In Kitchen — August 11, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    Wow, that looks like a very flavorful breakfast! I had never heard of it before but I’m definitely going to have to try it.

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    Amanda @The Kitcheneer — August 11, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    This breakfast is calling my name! I am not a breakfast person, so I need variety to keep me interested and I definitely will add this one to my list!

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    Lana@NeverEnoughThyme — August 11, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    I love every single solitary thing about this recipe! I’d have it for breakfast, lunch, dinner…any time. Also – can’t wait to see the Hundred Foot Journey. Going next weekend!

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    Jennifer | Bake or Break — August 11, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    That quite possibly looks better than any breakfast I’ve ever had. Ever.

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    Ginny McMeans — August 11, 2014 at 5:35 pm

    This recipe sounds like ‘sort of’ crazy and quirky. Definitely perfect. The flavors must be amazing.

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    Allie | Baking a Moment — August 11, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    I have never heard of this but I love chorizo and I LOVE plantains so obviously it is happening asap 😉

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    Norma | Allspice and Nutmeg — August 11, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    This looks so amazing. Definitely rib sticking.

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    Lauren @ Healthy Delicious — August 11, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    This was in the reserves… so you were holding out on us, huh? Hmmm…. This looks so good and I can’t wait to make it! (Also your Sunday sounds like it was awesome.)

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    Nathalie C. | Devoted Foodie — August 11, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    I am sitting over here drooling over this dish! It looks so good. I would never skip plantains–they are too good to pass up!

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    Emily of Sugar Plum — August 12, 2014 at 1:27 am

    Ahh I love having a reserve pile of recipes. 🙂 This the most gorgeous dish I’ve ever seen. I want to reach through the screen and take a bite!

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    Crystal | Apples & Sparkle — August 12, 2014 at 3:24 am

    Oh lordy, does this ever look amazing! I can never have too many eggs recipes on hand. Thanks for sharing! : )

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    Lora @cakeduchess — August 12, 2014 at 7:25 am

    I love eggs for breakfast on the weekends and you added plantains…love plantains!

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    Renee - Kudos Kitchen — August 12, 2014 at 8:13 am

    You really threw me off with the plantains, but I really love the sound of this.
    Your photos always stop me in my tracks, Brandy. Just beautiful!

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    Ali @ Inspiralized — August 12, 2014 at 8:48 am

    My fiance and I are big into these types of flavors and love making big brunches on the weekends. Definitely adding this to the repertoire!

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    Angela {Mind Over batter} — August 12, 2014 at 10:32 am

    I had to pin this or I’d forget it forever. And I don’t want to forget these eggs forever! I spent last Sunday in that same lump situation, almost catatonic watching Lifetime with a what I’m assuming is a glassy eyed expression. A sista’ is tired! I got up to make popcorn, though. These eggs have all the good things I love, especially the sweet plaintains. I would NEVER skip those.

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    Candace @ Cabot — August 12, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    I spent three years in Panama and this is similar to a dish I had there. I love eggs with anything, but this recipe is a winner!

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    Meseidy — August 12, 2014 at 11:56 pm

    I love this! I need this! I will make this!

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    Melissa from HungryFoodLove.com — August 13, 2014 at 6:01 am

    Wow! these eggs are in good company! I need to make my husband a breakfast like this soon. He will be over the moon!

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    grace — August 13, 2014 at 7:43 am

    and i thought huevos rancheros were tasty! this dish sounds incredible.

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    Kellie @ The Suburban Soapbox — August 13, 2014 at 8:12 am

    I love this recipe. Every single time I see it I drool. My family would love this!

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    Joanne — August 13, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    DUDE, lump on the couch Sundays are the BEST! In fact, they’re what Sundays are for.

    You’ll forgive me if I make this with soy chorizo, right? Because it’s happening.

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    Paula - bell'alimento — August 14, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    I’m kinda obsessed with this! Pinned.

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    Ana — August 21, 2014 at 2:40 am

    Que desayuno mas delicioso.
    Me encanta!

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    Dianne — January 16, 2015 at 9:17 am

    This looks like a recipe I’ve been making for some years! Minus the plaintains and coconut milk. We love it. 🙂

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