Huevos Motulenos

READY IN: 40mins




  • First make the salsa by simply mixing all the salsa ingredients together in a small bowl. Set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
  • Add 1/4 inch of oil to a medium fry pan. Place over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot fry tortilla's one at a time, until the edges are crisp but center is still soft. Just a few seconds per side.
  • Place cooked tortillas next to each other on a large baking sheet and place in the oven to keep warm.
  • In a separate large frying pan over medium-high heat, melt the butter and fry the diced ham until partially browned and heated through. Remove to a bowl and cover to keep warm.
  • In the same pan, reduce heat to medium and add the beans. Cook until warmed through, stirring often.
  • While the beans are cooking, drain the oil from the tortilla pan leaving a thin coat of oil. Return pan to medium-high heat and begin frying eggs according to your preference. Traditional is sunny-side-up.
  • Remove baking sheet from oven. Increase oven temperature to 350 degrees.
  • On the baking sheet, construct each serving on top of tortillas as follows: a layer of black beans, 1 fried egg (you may want to place eggs on tortillas right after they finish cooking to maintain your flow and conserve your work space), salsa, equal amounts of ham, peas, and top with grated cheese.
  • Return baking sheet to oven and cook until cheese begins to melt - about 5 minutes.
  • Serve warm. Each serving consists of two tortillas.