Breakfast need not be complicated.
Unless you are deciding whether to drink high pulp, medium pulp, barely there pulp, and zero pulp orange juice. Does anyone have a logical answer as to why there are 328 options to drink orange juice? I feel as though you either full on pulp or don’t pulp at all. I 86′ the pulp…total texture thing.
Still, breakfast doesn’t need to be difficult. Well, unless you are trying to decided between a stack of pancakes, eggs Benedict, or chicken and waffles. Where do your breakfast tastebud loyalty lie? Sweet? Savory? Mixture of both?
Sometimes I wish I was a sectional eater like Mr. B. It would make the menu options at brunch so much easier. I guess my loyalty lies on the savory side. Eggs, cheese, salsa, hot sauce, and sausage! Although, once in a blue moon, I dive into a swimming pool filled with syrup and giggle.
Well, rather than keep you hungry on this Monday morning, let’s dive into one of my favorite breakfast creations. We all know Mr. Huevos Rancheros – tortilla, eggs, beans, and lot’s of gooey cheese. He is 83.96% my go-to dish when the weekends roll around. But during the week, I don’t have to time make the ol’ especial. So, I decided to put him into a different vehicle, the grilled cheese.
YOU GUYS. This huevos randcheros grilled cheese will make your Monday feel like a Friday. Fluffy scrambled eggs, black beans, jalapenos sandwiched between two buttery brioche bread slices and topped with lots of cheese. Have flipping mercy.
Now, pass me a glass of pulp free oj, por favor!
Huevos Rancheros Grilled Cheese
6 large eggs
1 teaspoon half/half
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/3 black beans, drained, rinsed
1 shallot, diced
1/2 jalapeno, seeds removed, diced
1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
8 slices, brioche bread
Pico de gallo, garnish
Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Place brioche slices on baking sheet and toast for about 5 minutes. Flip and toast other side for about two minutes. Remove from oven and set aside.
Preheat a non-stick skillet to medium heat. In a bowl, whisk eggs, half-n-half, and s&p. Add olive oil, black beans, shallot, and jalapeno to the skillet. Saute for a few minutes until veggies have soften. Next, pour the egg mixture into the pan and stir until you have scrambled eggs about two or three minutes. Remove skillet from heat.
Scoop some of the scrambled eggs on top of the brioche slices. Top with a 1/4 cup of mozzarella & cheddar followed by remaining brioche slice. Repeat with remaining slices. Place sandwiches back in the oven until cheese has melted, remove from oven, and serve immediately with pico de gallo and cilantro.