Let’s talk brunch.
A usually boozy, sugar or processed-grain filled fest, brunch is something that always sounds so fun and festive, but can often leave us feeling bloated, too full, and in need of a nap all before 1pm on our treasured little weekend days.
So what about upgrading some it? To keep all the fun and celebration of a morning party (come on, that’s exactly what it is), but minus the bad feels, later.
And while most people love to go out and brunch (like it’s a verb), I think doing it at home can be even better. It’s relaxed, casual, and has a come-as-you-are, and stay a little while vibe that can’t be beat. Sunday perfection, if you ask me.
But the key? To make something that’s easy. That everyone will love. And most of all? Something that can be made ahead of time, so you can actually enjoy your weekend too, and the time with your favorite people.
Weekend joys, to the max.
Huevos Rancheros Bake
Makes 8-10 servings
recipe inspired by the kitchn
12 organic white or blue corn tortillas
1 can natural enchilada sauce
8-10 organic cage-free eggs
2 cups shredded organic cheese
1 can refried pinto beans
1 bunch cilantro, chopped
1 jalepeno, sliced (optional)
1 avocado (sliced, optional)
Preheat oven to 400. In a 9×13 casserole dish, spread a thin layer of the enchilada sauce. Layer tortillas, trying not to overlap too much (you can break or cut them to fit). Spread a thin layer of enchilada sauce, refried beans, cheese, and cilantro, and repeat with another layer until the tortillas are done, and the top is sprinkled in cheese. Optional to add jalepeno slices on top if using.
Make 8-10 little holes with a the back of a spoon for the eggs to nestle. Crack eggs.
Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until eggs are done to your liking. Sprinkle with pepper and sea salt, and garnish with extra chopped cilantro to serve.
Also great with sliced avocado on top, and hot sauce on the side.
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