Skillet Huevos Rancheros with Ground Lamb
Skillet Huevos Rancheros with Ground Lamb is a delicious and easy brunch dish to make during the week or weekend! Made with eggs, tortillas, spices, black beans, and ground lamb!
***This post is in partnership with the American Lamb Board. As always, all opinions expressed are 100% my own.***
Spring is here!
Can I get a yippee?!!
Spring brings a whole new basket of flavors and some sporty weather.
However, if Mother Nature is inconsistent this time of year, the one thing that is consistent is the availability of American lamb.
As you guys know I have worked hand-in-hand with the American Lamb Board over the past couple years and I believe whole heartily in this organization. Simply because they are the voice of over 80,000 family farmers across America that consistently provide us and our families with nutrient-rich, delicious lamb.
Today, I’m sharing an easy brunch recipe using American ground lamb that will knock your aprons off. This Skillet Huevos Rancheros with Ground Lamb is bursting with flavor, made in one skillet, and is ready in less than 30 minutes.
Too good to be true? Well, let’s find out what all the fuss is about!
What’s in this Skillet Huevos Rancheros with Ground Lamb?
The key to making this skillet huevos rancheros an 11/10 situation is the lamb! Let’s chat real quick about the cut of lamb you will need to make this brunch dish.
Have you ever tried ground lamb? Ground lamb is a very versatile ingredient. You can make burgers, spaghetti sauce, or tacos. What’s also great about ground lamb is it’s very nutritious: 22 grams of protein per 3 oz and is packed with vitamin B12 & zinc.
The best way to cook ground lamb is to cook it to an internal temperature of 160 degrees Fahrenheit. Once cooked, allow for a three minute rest. This simple step will create delicious, flavorful lamb!
The rest of the ingredients are as follows:
1 lb American ground lamb
Tips for Making this Skillet Huevos Rancheros with Ground Lamb:
- Ground lamb. Make sure to bring your lamb to room temperature for at least 1 hour prior to cooking. This simple step will help bring out more flavors of the lamb and ensure even cooking.
- Tortillas. You can use flour or corn tortillas in this dish!
- Black Beans. Any canned bean you have in the pantry is a great option. Try pinto or kidney beans too!
Where did you source your American Lamb?
I found my American ground lamb at Whole Foods. Most butcher shops will carry lamb, but you might need to order ahead of time so be prepared! Be sure to ask for American Lamb and if you need help finding a source you can always contact the American Lamb Board!
Can I make the lamb mixture ahead of time?
You bet! You can make the lamb mixture one day ahead. When it comes to assembling make sure you bring the mixture to room temperature prior to cooking in the oven.
In Search of More Lamb Recipe Inspiration?
Make sure you visit: www.americanlamb.com
More Delicious Lamb Recipes to Enjoy:
- Slow Cooker Lamb Sliders with Pepper Relish
- Grilled Steakhouse Lamb Pizza
- Sweet Potato Moroccan Lamb Bowls
- Ground Lamb and Vegetable Frittata
Skillet Huevos Rancheros with Ground Lamb
- 1 lb Ground American lamb
- 2 tbsp Olive oil
- 1/2 cup Yellow onion, diced
- 2 whole Garlic cloves, minced
- 1 14oz Can black beans, rinsed, drained
- 2 medium Tomatoes, diced
- 1 tsp Ground cumin
- 1 tsp Chili powder
- 1 tsp Ground paprika
- 1 tsp Garlic powder
- 1 tsp Ground coriander
- 2 tbsp Water
- 5 to 6 Flour Tortillas
- 4 large Eggs
- 1 cup Shredded Mexican cheese
- Cotija cheese, pico de gallo, guacamole, cilantro, etc., for garnish
- Kosher salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. In a large, oven-proof, nonstick skillet preheated to medium high heat add 1 tbsp olive oil and ground lamb. Saute the lamb until no longer pink (or until a meat thermometer reaches 160 degrees). Remove the lamb from the skillet and allow it to rest for three minutes.
- Meanwhile, in the same skillet add the remaining 1 tbsp olive oil to the skillet. Saute the onion, black beans, garlic, tomatoes, spices, water, kosher salt, and pepper. Simmer on medium for about 5 minutes or until the tomatoes are tender. Remove the mixture from the skillet and set aside.
- Next, spray the skillet with nonstick cooking spray and lay tortillas in the bottom of the skillet overlapping. Top the tortillas with ground lamb and vegetable mixture. Next, make four indentations using the back of the spoon and crack one egg into each hole. Top the eggs with shredded cheese and bake for about 10 to 15 minutes or until the egg whites have set.
- Remove from the oven and garnish with all your favorite toppings!