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The Morning After: Huevos Rancheros

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You want something to eat in the morning, after a night of, um, sipping a few cocktails. Yeah, usually what you’re craving is not just a giant glass of water and some coffee, but some protein to soak up the residual alcohol. Well, here’s a bonus -- even if you don’t drink: my Huevos Rancheros taste good, and it’s a quick, easy and healthy breakfast any day of the week.

Ingredients needed :

2 six-inch corn tortillas
2 eggs
1/2 cup refried beans
Hot sauce to taste
Chopped cilantro (optional)

Put the tortillas in a toaster oven at 300 degrees for about 5 minutes, or until they start to become brown and crisp. Another option is to fry them quickly in a non-stick skillet coated with cooking spray for maybe 30 seconds on each side. The key is to make sure they are crispy and not still limp (no blue pill jokes, please).

Put the refried beans in a microwave-safe bowl and nuke them for about 45 seconds. Spread 1/4 cup beans on each tortilla.

Then fry the eggs in a medium size skillet until the whites begin to set -- that means they are safe to eat and the yolk will be slightly runny. Those yolks will also be delicious, and may be enough to cure your hangover alone. Put an egg over the beans on each tortilla, douse liberally with hot sauce and cilantro, and serve.

This recipe serves two people or one really hungry dude. Heck, some guys could probably down three or four of these, but the recipe is easy enough to adapt if that’s the case. Enjoy!