Huevos Divorciados

Huevos Divorciados

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes                            

Makes: 4 servings                        




8 small corn tortillas
4 tsp. butter, divided
8 large EGGS
  Salt and pepper
2 cups prepared refried pinto beans, warmed  
1/2 cup tomatillo or green salsa ½
1/2 cup tomato or red salsa 1/2
1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro




  1. BAKE tortillas in single layer on large baking sheet in preheated 400ºF oven for 7 to 10 minutes or until crispy .
  2. For Sunny-Side Up, Over-Easy or Over-Hard Eggs:  HEAT half of the butter in large nonstick skillet set over medium-high heat until just melted.  BREAK 4 eggs and slip into skillet 1 at a time. Immediately reduce heat to low.
  3. COOK eggs for about 5 minutes or until whites are completely set and yolks begin to thicken but are not hard. SERVE as is or flip eggs over carefully and cook to desired doneness. SPRINKLE eggs lightly with salt and pepper.  (Repeat with remaining butter and eggs, or prepare all 8 eggs at once in 2 large nonstick skillets or on one large flat griddle.)
  4. SPREAD warm refried beans evenly over tortillas. SPOON tomatillo salsa over half the tortillas and tomato salsa over remaining tortillas. TOP each tortilla with 1 fried egg. TRANSFER one of each salsa-topped tortillas to 4 dinner plates and garnish with red onion and cilantro. Serve immediately.




Tip: Mix 1/4 cup regular sour cream or light sour cream with 1 tbsp. fresh lime juice for drizzling over eggs. Or garnish with chopped avocado and lime wedges.


Tip: Prepare recipe with refried black beans instead of the pinto beans if desired.



Fresh eggs produce the best-looking fried eggs – a compact oval with a thick white and a high centered yolk.

For neater shape, break eggs into custard cup first, rather than directly into the pan. Hold cup close to surface of pan and slip egg from cup into pan.

Heat matters. If heat is too high, eggs will become tough and rubbery. Gentle heat preserves nutrients and allows for even cooking.



Per 1/4 of recipe

Calories 410

Fat 16g

Cholesterol 380mg

Sodium 540mg

Carbohydrate 50g

Fiber 10g

Sugars 3g

Protein 22g