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Prep 30 mins
Cook 2 hrs 30 mins
A sleepless night lead to making this unusual breakfast for my fiancé. It came out so good that I wrote it down.
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 cup onion, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1⁄2 cup dried pinto bean
- 1⁄2 teaspoon chili powder
- salt, to taste
- cracked black pepper, to taste
- 1⁄2 cup green pepper, chopped
- 1 -3 teaspoon serrano pepper, minced (how much kick do you want)
- 2 cups tomatoes, chopped
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped, plus a few whole leaves
- 1⁄4 cup water
- 1⁄2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce (Tabasco, Tapatio, Franks Red Hot, etc.)
- 1⁄2 cup cornmeal
- 1⁄3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 cup milk
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 5 eggs, divided
- 1⁄2 cup cheese, shredded Mexican blend
- Soak beans overnight or boil 3 minutes then cover and let stand 1 hour.
- Drain beans and cover with fresh water. Boil until tender, about 1½ hours.
- Drain beans and reserve liquid.
- In a medium skillet sauté onion and garlic in oil until tender, about 5 minute.
- Remove 3 tablespoons of the onion/garlic mixture and combine it with the beans.
- Add chili powder and mash beans until smooth adding reserved liquid as necessary.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Add peppers to the remaining onion mixture and sauté another few minutes.
- Add tomatoes, oregano, cilantro, water and pepper sauce. Cover and simmer 15 minutes.
- Whisk together flour, baking powder and salt.
- Whisk together milk, butter and 1 egg.
- Add milk mixture to cornmeal mixture and mix until blended.
- Let batter rest 5 minutes.
- Pour about 1/4 the batter onto lightly greased skillet to make 4” diameter cakes.
- Cook over medium heat until lightly browned, about 3 minutes each side.
- Carefully break remaining 4 eggs into simmering sauce, keeping them apart.
- Cover and cook until eggs are set and yolks are the way you prefer, about 4-8 min, soft-hard.
- Cover corn cake with beans, top with egg and some sauce.
- Sprinkle cheese over the tops and broil briefly.
- Garnish with cilantro leaves and serve.
- There is a lot of overlap in cooking times.
- You could knock the time down with prepared salsa and refried beans, but why?