Huevos Nachos!!! Vegetarian Version!

Hi!

Yup making breakfast again. I swear that is not all we eat around here. Anyway going to keep this one brief. Errrr well I will try to. I can be rather verbose.

Basically you can do anything you want with this. To make nachos into huevos nachos,  you literally add an egg or two on top. It’s pretty silly really. But crazy tasty. Over easy, sunny side or poached would be best. I think scrambled wouldn’t be as fun – you kinda need/want the yolkiness (not a real word). Unless you don’t?! But then why are you reading about breakfast nachos in the first place – hmmmmmm?

This recipe was made extra special with leftovers! I hate to waste food. We had some rice and beans from a taco lunch the day before that my toddler refused to touch. So I figured why not? Rice on nachos sounds totally odd, but it added an aromatic and textural layer that I don’t think I could do breakfast nachos without! It was that good.

So anyway adjust to your preferences. I am sure I will make another version on here soon since it was a weekday morning and the man of the house was very sad that he missed out on the awesome.

This is a dish I make 😀

Recipe: (adjust amounts to suit your needs)

  • Mountain of tortilla chips (I used this local BC product Fresh is Best Tri-Colour Tortilla Chips)
  • Monterey Jack cheese shredded (Can use Jalepeno Jack, Oaxaca, white cheddar or even havarti – I just can’t do standard marble like bar nachos)
  • Yellow bell pepper diced (again use your favorite peppers. Poblano & jalepenos would be yummy)
  • Scallions sliced
  • Cooked plain black beans (if using canned please soak for at least 10 minutes then drain and pat dry)
  • Left over rice and beans from your favorite Mexican restaurant (ours were from a Vancouver gem called Sal Y Limon)
  • Sliced olives (I used Spanish Manzilla with pimento but black olives would be good too)
  • Eggs over easy, sunny side or poached (however many peeps you are feeding make 1-2 each depending how hungry they are)
  • Dashes good quality chili powder
  • Avocado sliced or diced
  • Drizzle Jalepeno Hot sauce

This recipe can be played with a lot! You could make the avocado into dollops of guac. You could add sour cream and salsa. You could sprinkle cilantro all over everything. You could drizzle Chipotle hot sauce. You could add zucchini, red onions and mushrooms for a vegetarian feast. You could use Pinto beans instead of black beans.  You could make it meaty with pan fried ham or taco meat…. The list goes on. Stay tuned for more versions in future posts. Ooooh I just had an idea for a Queso Benedict! Mmmmm. See how my brain just leaps all over the place to new ideas… It’s madness

How To:

Build nachos as you would. If you need help with this CLICK HERE!

Bad kitty. But seriously you know how to make nachos right?

And while they are getting all melty and delicious and have about 2 minutes left to go – cook your egg(s). Get the pan or pot of poaching water/vinegar ready though so you don’t have nachos sitting there getting all cold on you. But then you also don’t want an egg ready to go without the nachos ready? Cold eggs bad. Cold nachos not as bad – but not great. So try to time it all just right.

If you need help with the eggs refer to the oh so helpful link above 😉

Okay here are some snaps.

Stay tuned for another dinner salad in the next 24 hours!

Meows.

Prep all your lovely toppings! I used Jack, yellow pepper, green olives and scallions! Not pictured here are the black beans and leftover rice and beans.

Prep all your lovely toppings! I used Jack, yellow pepper, green olives and scallions! Not pictured here are the black beans and leftover rice and beans.

Load up those tortilla chips all nice and pretty like. Layer cheese on bottom then other stuff then more cheese. Then sprinkle with chili powder.

Load up those tortilla chips all nice and pretty like. Layer cheese on bottom then other stuff then more cheese. Then sprinkle with chili powder.

Bake them up in a pre heated oven I think mine was 325-350F ish... til gooey, golden and goooooood

Bake them up in a pre heated oven I think mine was 325-350F ish… til gooey, golden and goooooood

Get your egg(s) ready however they please you. Try to time it so eggs are ready just as nachos coming out of the oven.

Get your egg(s) ready however they please you. Try to time it so eggs are ready just as nachos coming out of the oven.

Plate it up with fresh avocado, more chili powder, top with an egg or two,  and slather with your favorite hot sauce or sauces!

Plate it up with fresh avocado, more chili powder, top with an egg or two, and slather with your favorite hot sauce or sauces!

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