Black Bean Sauce Egg Enchiladas with Chorizo and Queso Fresco
(Enchiladas de Huevo con Salsa de Frijol con Chipotle, Chorizo y Queso Fresco)
Serves: 6 to 8, makes 12 enchiladas
3 cups cooked beans and their cooking broth, or 2 cans black beans, drained, plus 1 cup water
2 tablespoons adobo sauce from chipotles in adobo sauce
1 chipotle chile in adobo sauce, seeded, optional
2 tablespoons vinegary sauce (or escabeche) from pickled jalapeños
1 pound Mexican chorizo, casings removed, roughly chopped
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/3 cup chopped scallions, plus extra for garnish
8 large eggs, beaten with a fork or whisk until foamy
1/2 teaspoon kosher or coarse sea salt, or to taste
12 corn tortillas
1 cup crumbled queso fresco, cotija, farmer’s cheese, or goat cheese
4 to 6 pickled jalapeños, seeded and chopped, optional as garnish
Ripe avocado slices, optional
1. Place the cooked black beans and their cooking broth, or water if using canned beans, in a blender along with the sauce from the chipotles in adobo and the vinegary sauce from the pickled jalapeños, puree until smooth. Place the puree in a medium saucepan and heat over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until very hot. Reduce the heat to the lowest possible setting and keep warm. The puree should have the consistency of heavy cream.
2. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Once it is hot, add the chorizo and cook, crumbling as it cooks with a wooden spoon or spatula, until it has browned and crisped, about 5 to 6 minutes. Scrape into a bowl, cover and set aside.
3. Pre-heat a comal or cast iron skillet over medium heat.
4. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a medium, or 10-inch, nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot but not smoking. Add the scallions and cook until soft and translucent and the edges begin to brown lightly, about 3 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium-low, pour in the beaten eggs, sprinkle with the salt, and cook, stirring often and gently, until desired doneness. I like to stop cooking the eggs when they are still soft and tender, not dry, which takes about 4 to 5 minutes. Remove from the heat.
5. Heat the corn tortillas, a pair at a time, on the pre-heated comal or skillet about 30 seconds to 1 minute per side. You want them to be completely heated and even slightly toasted. (Alternatively, the tortillas can be quickly “passed through hot oil,” that is quickly fried, 10 seconds per side, in pre-heated oil in a medium skillet over medium heat.) One by one, place the heated tortillas on a plate and spoon about 3 tablespoons of the scrambled eggs onto each tortilla. Roll and place on a platter seam side down. Continue with the remaining tortillas.
6. When all the tortillas are stuffed, rolled, and set on the platter, pour the bean puree on top. Cover with the cooked chorizo, crumbled queso and extra scallions. Add as much chopped pickled jalapeño as you like, as well as avocado slices.