Stacked Tacos with Fried Eggs

This egg had two yolks!

This egg had two yolks!

Eggs are the new bacon.

  • 2 C. dried pinto beans*
  • 4 C. water
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 t. cumin
  • 2 t. chili powder
  • 2 t. salt
  • 2 C. leftover roasted chicken, cubed
  • 1 C. shredded cabbage
  • 1 jalapeño, sliced
  • 1/2 C. chipped cilantro
  • 1/2 C. cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 C. green onions, sliced
  • vegetable oil
  • 8 small corn tortillas
  • 8 eggs
  • salt and pepper
  • bottled hot sauce

The night before, cover the beans with water and let them soak.  In the morning, drain the beans and add 4 C. clean water.  Add the onion and spices and stir to combine.  Cook on low for 8 hours in a slow cooker, or simmer in a large pot for two hours, or until tender but not falling apart. Use a slotted spoon to transfer them to a bowl and keep warm.  Meanwhile, prep all the toppings, heat the chicken, and set aside.  Heat a T. of oil in a skillet.  Fry the tortillas until crisp and golden, blot with a paper towel and set on a plate.  Fry the eggs in the skillet until the whites are set but the yolk is still runny, about three minutes.  To assemble, place the tortilla on a plate, top with beans, chicken, and toppings.  The egg goes on top with a few dashes of hot sauce.

*I like to double the beans and freeze half of them for a later dish. Double the beans, double the water, double the spices.  Cook time remains about the same.  The beans are also delicious in a cold salad.

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About swellkid recipes

I am a mother of two boys, a wife, a teacher, and an avid home cook. These recipes are written, tested and created or adapted by me in my home kitchen. All photos were taken by me with my Canon Digital Rebel XT. No filters or Photoshop, usually natural light on my kitchen table. My motto is, if I can do it, you can do it!
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2 Responses to Stacked Tacos with Fried Eggs

  1. Joemacca says:

    Looks wonderful.

  2. Harley says:

    Yes, this was double-good.

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