Today, I made something fun. I’d been craving Huevos Rancheros for weeks, but I wanted to make a big batch. So I tried making them on a sheet pan…
Here’s the thing – they are NOT pretty! In fact, it looked pretty hideous until I plated it. Haha! I nearly tossed it thinking I burned the tortillas. The topping looked like mush and the eggs went everywhere. But you know what? It ended up tasting SO GOOD! It didn’t matter that it looked terrible.
What did I learn today? Not everything has to be pretty. Or insta-pretty. Sometimes, if you use good ingredients in the right combination, they’ll taste amazing together no matter what they look like.
So, here’s to the ugly food! The ones that don’t look good but taste amazing!!
Now tell me, what’s your favorite food that doesn’t photograph well? Let me know in the comments below!
Sheet Pan Huevos Rancheros
- 10 corn tortillas
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt, divided
- 1 ½ teaspoons chili powder, divided
- 2 (15-oz.) cans black beans, drained and rinsed
- 2 cups pico de gallo
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped chipotle chiles, plus 1 Tbsp. adobo sauce (from 1 can)
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice (from 1 lime)
- 6 large eggs
- 6 ounces pepper Jack cheese, grated (about 1 1/2 cups)
- ⅓ cup chopped fresh cilantro
- Sour cream, avocado, and hot sauce (optional)
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Arrange tortillas in a single layer on a lightly greased rimmed baking sheet, overlapping slightly. Brush tortillas with oil, and sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon each of the salt and chili powder. Bake in preheated oven until lightly golden and toasted, about 15 minutes.
- Reduce oven temperature to 375 degrees.
- While tortillas are baking, combine black beans, pico de gallo, chipotle chiles, adobo sauce, lime juice, and remaining 1 teaspoon salt and chili powder in a medium bowl; set aside.
- Pour bean mixture evenly over hot tortillas, and create 6 shallow “wells” with the back of a spoon. Crack 1 egg into each well, and sprinkle with cheese. Bake at 375 degrees until whites are set and yolks are still runny, about 12 minutes.
- Sprinkle with cilantro; garnish with sour cream, avocado, and hot sauce, if desired. Enjoy!