Paul’s away again and it’s just been Molly and I hanging out for the past week.

Huevos Rancheros Grilled Cheese

My meals have included mostly huge spinach salads, rice bowls and scrambled eggs. I like making big batches of stuff when I’m by myself. It saves me money and allows me soooooo much time to binge watch t.v. shows.

Side bar: I’m currently obsessing over The Affair and Broad City! Get on it!!

Huevos Rancheros Grilled Cheese

Somehow, and please tell me this happens to you too, I find that when I’m alone I actually get less done then when Paul is around. Like, I tell myself that I am going to have sooooo much free time in the evenings to get a) and b) checked off my to-do list and then just watch t.v. or stare at the giant hole that is the internet. WHY does this happen??

It’s so annoying.

Huevos Rancheros Grilled Cheese

Anyway, whether you’re busy or not busy or alone or not alone, this grilled cheese is an easy breakfast that can be eaten any time of day. I know this because I have eaten it for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I can’t decide which meal it is the best for…I’ll let you decide!!

Huevos Rancheros Grilled Cheese

And making this “grilled cheese” is easy. You make it in the oven, actually – just scramble your eggs and black beans and throw them on some toast and cheese and bake it, baby.

Huevos Rancheros Grilled Cheese

I like this served up with salsa, sour cream and some fresh cilantro. Yum!

Huevos Rancheros Grilled Cheese

Have a great weekend!

Huevos Rancheros Grilled Cheese

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 2 sandwiches


  • 4 thick slices bread
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 shallot, diced
  • 1/2 jalapeño, seeds removed, diced
  • 1/4 cup black beans, drained and rinsed
  • Salt and fresh cracked pepper, to taste
  • For serving: salsa, sour cream and fresh cilantro
  • Cilantro, garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Butter one side of each piece of bread and place on a lined baking sheet (butter side down). Toast for 5 minutes, flip the bread over and toast for another 5 minutes. Remove from oven, add 1/2 cup of grated cheddar to one slice of bread (on the non-buttered side) and another 1/2 cup of cheddar to another slice of bread. Set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk the eggs with a bit of salt and pepper, set aside.
  4. Over medium-low heat, add olive oil to a large skillet. Once hot, add in the shallot and jalapeño and sauté for about 1 minute. Add in black beans and cook for a few minutes longer until the onions have softened. Pour the whisked eggs into the pan with the vegetables and stir until the eggs scramble, about 2-3 minutes. Remove skillet from heat.
  5. Scoop half of the scrambled eggs on top of one of the grated cheddar toasts. Repeat with remaining slice. Place sandwiches back in the oven for another 5-7 minutes until the cheese has melted.
  6. Once done, remove slices from oven and serve immediately with salsa, sour cream, and chopped fresh cilantro.


Recipe adapted from Climbing Grier Mountain

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15 Responses to Huevos Rancheros Grilled Cheese

  1. This looks like a tasty dish. Being from the South, I’d have to throw in some diced tomatoes as they’re really good right now fresh out of the garden.

    The Surprised Gourmet

  2. The Affair! Yes! So good. I can’t wait for it to come back! I love a good Mexican breakfast mashup, these look awesome!

  3. Grilled cheese is one of those dishes that is impossible to mess up (unless you burn it)! I love this variation and I have all the ingredients on hand. Can’t wait to make this for dinner.

  4. That does look like the perfect binge-watching meal, any time of day 🙂

  5. Love the simplicity of this! I also prefer to just make big batch meals when alone as cooking for one never seems as exciting so why bother to do it more than you need to? Also, Broad City = SO GOOD!

  6. Your photos here are just stunning! Love the concept behind this, too- super unique 🙂 Pinning!

  7. Joanne says:

    I never get anything done when Mike isn’t home. It’s ABSURD. But yay for some fun tv watching!! We will have to check those out. I’ve been looking for a new series to binge on…

  8. Jess says:

    These look amazing, and I’m so with you on the whole loss of productivity when I’m alone. When my husband is out of town I convince myself I’m going to get 1000 things done, but really I become a master of wasting time. Guess there’s something satisfying about that too. 😉

  9. you are not alone..when my boyfriend isnt home, i tend to be that way too..and i eat mostly eggs and smoothies. i love the idea of this grilled cheese, it qualifies for every meal.

  10. Sugar et al. says:

    Oh I so love this idea…Will make it this weekend! The close-up photo makes my mouth water:-)

  11. Ashley says:

    Having time to binge watch shows is important!!! This grilled cheese looks fantastic!

  12. Holy smoke! Now that is a sammich and a half if I ever did see one! I bet Molly was jealous 😀 x

  13. Crafty Girl says:

    Love that how simple it is to prepare. I am drooling all over.

  14. Alexandra says:

    Mmm this looks great! I’m also all about the rice bowls for dinner but this seems like a great way to switch it up 🙂

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