Open-Face Enchiladas with Eggs

open face enchiladas
Photo: Ngoc Minh Ngo
Prep Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
55 mins

Mexican enchiladas meet Middle Eastern shakshuka in this brunch for a crowd. It's all about the layers: fried tortillas, jalapeno-spiked salsa, black beans, and poached eggs. Serve it family-style, topped with radishes, scallions, and cilantro.


  • 1 ½ pounds plum tomatoes

  • 1 medium white onion, cut into quarters

  • 2 jalapenos

  • 2 cloves garlic

  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

  • ¼ cup coarsely chopped cilantro, plus more chopped and whole leaves for serving

  • ¼ cup safflower oil

  • 6 corn tortillas

  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, drained and rinsed

  • 6 large eggs, room temperature

  • 3 radishes, thinly sliced

  • 1 scallion, trimmed and thinly sliced


  1. Heat broiler with rack in top position. Place tomatoes, onion, jalapenos, and garlic in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet. Broil, rotating sheet and flipping vegetables frequently, until blistered and slightly softened, 6 to 8 minutes. (If garlic is browning too quickly, remove it early.) Move oven rack to center and reduce oven temperature to 400 degrees.

  2. Discard garlic skins and jalapeno stems (for a mild salsa, remove seeds as well). In a food processor, pulse garlic and vegetables until coarsely pureed. Season with salt and pepper; pulse just to combine. Add cilantro; pulse to combine. Salsa can be stored in an airtight container in refrigerator up to 3 days.

  3. In a 12-inch oven-proof skillet, heat oil over medium-high. Once hot, add 2 tortillas and fry, turning once, until they begin to brown and crisp, about 10 seconds per side. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate. Fry remaining tortillas in two more batches. Reduce heat to medium; add 2 1/2 cups salsa to skillet. (It will splatter slightly.) Cook until bright red and slightly reduced, about 1 minute. Add beans; cook 1 minute more. Transfer mixture to a heatproof bowl.

  4. Line bottom of skillet with tortillas; top with salsa-bean mixture. Make 6 wells in mixture with the back of a spoon. Crack 1 egg into each well. Transfer to oven; cook until whites are just set but yolks are still runny, 10 to 12 minutes. Sprinkle radishes, scallion, and cilantro over top; serve.

Cook's Notes

You can use 2 1/2 cups store-bought salsa instead of making your own; in that case, begin the recipe at step 3.

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