California Huevos Rancheros {for 1}

by Chrissy

This is my new best friend. I would like you to meet Señor California Huevos Rancheros. He really knows how to make you smile.

Speaking of best friends, my best friend from high school  just got married this past weekend and she couldn’t have been more beautiful… see!

And of course I’ll comment on the food… it was literally the best wedding food in the history of mankind. When you have surf ‘n turf, ahi, apple pie, cake pops, mini fudge-filled ice cream cones, jerk chicken, lobster bisque with a crab cake on top, lobster bites with avocado salsa and fancy martinis all weekend long, you’ve lived like a king.

Now back to reality. We can’t always live in dreams.

I really don’t know what I have done my whole life without this.

It can be a scary world out there. But not when you have a plate of this right in front of you. Comforting you, telling you everything is going to be alright. Listening to your worries and your fears.

You will be surprised to see those worries flutter away with one heaping fork-ful of this.

Okay, maybe two or 3 bites. Or seven…or the whole thing.

Once you start, you can’t stop.

Unless you are simply grabbing another cup of joe. Because you need that just as much as you need this perfect breakfast.

So, when you are being lazy and are tempted to run out to the taco shop down the street to grab a breakfast burrito, or maybe taking it a notch up and going to a nice sit-down place, I encourage you to get in the kitchen instead, and make this little beauty for just yourself or for a few other lucky souls.


California Huevos Rancheros {for 1}

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Serves 1 hearty meal (easily double and triple to serve more)


1 tsp olive oil

1/2 red bell pepper

1/4 cup zucchini, chopped

1 green onion, chopped

1/8 cup onion, diced

1-2 slices turkey, diced

1/2 jalapeno, diced (and seeded, if it’s a spicy one)

1/8 tsp cumin

1/8 tsp coriander

dash of salt,  pepper, & garlic powder

1/4 cup black beans (drained and rinsed)

3 Tbsp salsa

1 egg (plus 1 egg white, optional)

1/2 tsp butter (for frying egg)

1 corn tortilla

1/8 cup Monterrey jack cheese, shredded

1/4 avocado, sliced

chipotle hot sauce (or regular hot sauce, both optional)




In a skillet, heat the olive oil and sauté the bell pepper, onion, half of the green onion, zucchini, and jalapeño, for about 5 minutes until tender. Add the turkey, cumin, coriander, a pinch of salt, a pinch of pepper, and a sprinkling of garlic powder; mix together and removed from heat and transfer to a plate.


Wipe out skillet, melt the butter and add the egg and egg white. Sprinkle with a small pinch of salt and pepper and cover with lid, so the top cooks evenly. Cook over medium-high heat for 3-4 minutes, depending on how you prefer the consistency of your fried egg.


Meanwhile, in a glass bowl, mix the black beans and salsa and microwave for 30-40 seconds, just until they are warmed.


In a clean skillet, crisp up the tortilla on both sides, about 2 minutes per side on high heat. Top with shredded cheese and let it melt.


Transfer the cheesy tortilla to a large plate, then carefully top it with the fried egg. Add the sauteed veggie mixture, along with the salsa and beans. Finally, add the slices of avocado, preferred amount of hot sauce, and a sprinkle of reserved green onions.


From the Little Yellow Kitchen,


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6 Comments to “California Huevos Rancheros {for 1}”

  1. Huevos rancheros are probably my favorite morning treat!! I’ll have to try your recipe!!

  2. I want this so badly right now! Not sure I’ll be able to wait until this weekend to make it!

  3. That is perhaps the most beautiful plate of huevos rancheros I have ever seen! Such vibrant colors, and the presentation is beautiful. Looks absolutely delicious. Great job!

  4. That’s my kind of breakfast! Yummm…

  5. Chrissy

    Totally. Full of flavor, veggies, eggs and cheese. The best kind of breakfast :).