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Tex-Mex Eggs Benedict with Spicy Hollandaise Sauce

Today I’m sharing this yummy Tex-Mex Eggs Benedict with Spicy Hollandaise Sauce.  It’s perfect for Father’s day and it’s easy to put together since it is made with leftover fajitas, plus the eggs are poached in the microwave and hollandaise sauce made in the blender!

Yummy Tex-Mex Eggs Benedict with Spicy Hollandaise Sauce Recipe! Perfect for Father's day and it's easy to put together since it is made with leftover fajitas, the eggs are poached in the microwave and hollandaise sauce made in the blender!

Does your family have a “fall back” meal?  Something that’s easy and can be served in lots of different ways?  For us, it’s fajitas.  The yummy Tex-mex flavors of the beef and chicken makes for one of our favorite meals.  Of course, I do more with the meat than serving it fajita style.  I use the prepared meat in quesadillas, pasta, salads, soups and even pizzas!

When we grill our fajita meat, we usually do both chicken and beef and probably do 8 to 10 pounds at once.  So much easier this way, and we get multiple meals from the one grill session.

We had just about polished off our last batch of fajita meat.  There was a couple of servings of beef left and it either needed to be eaten or frozen.  Since everything is better with an egg on top, I figured, how yummy would a Tex-Mex version of eggs benedict be?

Yummy, indeed!

I served this to my hubby on a low carb tortilla- he folded it up and ate it like a delicious, street taco.   For me, I left off the tortilla and it was just as yummy!

Since I’ve been using the Davidson’s Safest Choice pasteurized in the shell eggs, I’m completely over my fear of undercooked/raw eggs.  (You can read more about the pasteurization process and grab a coupon here.) See all my recipes using Safest Choice Eggs here.

Before we get to the actual recipe, I want to share my favorite way to poach an egg.  I use the microwave and it couldn’t be any easier.:

Add one cup of water, a tiny pinch of salt and a splash of vinegar to a microwave safe cereal bowl.
Gently crack the egg into the water
Cover with a saucer/small plate and microwave for 1 minute

One minute usually does the trick, but I always check the egg (I like my whites completely cooked) and sometimes I’ll heat it for another 5 to 10 seconds.  That’s it- a perfectly poached egg!

microwave poached eggs

Tex-Mex Eggs Benedict with Spicy Hollandaise Sauce 
Serves 2
Ingredients:

  • 2 bell peppers, sliced
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • tbs oil
  • 4 tortillas
  • 8 to 12 ounces of leftover/precooked beef fajita meat (heated up) 
  • 4 eggs
  • optional avocado as garnish

Hollandaise Sauce:

  • 2 egg yolks
  • 6 tbs butter (melted)
  • dash of salt
  • 2 to 4 tsp of Sriracha (depends how spicy you like it)
Instructions
1. Saute peppers and onions over medium high heat for about 5 to 8 minutes or until cooked to desired doneness. (As the peppers near completion, I would line up all your ingredients for quick assemble.)
 
2. For the Hollandaise: Add egg yolks and salt to blender and blend on med/high for 30 seconds.  Turn Blender to low and slowly add melted butter. Add Sriracha and blend another few seconds.  Taste for spicy-ness and adjust if needed.  Pour hollandaise into serving dish and keep warm.
 
3. Poach (or fry) eggs using your favorite method.  (I like to microwave them)
 
4 Assemble the Tex Mex Eggs Benedict in this order:  Tortilla, warmed fajita meat, onions and peppers, poached egg and top everything with a drizzle of the spicy hollandaise.  Serve with sliced avocado if desired.
 
Tex-Mex Eggs Benedict with Spicy Hollandaise Sauce
 

Enjoy!
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5 Comments

  1. Are you using a flour or corn tortilla? I noticed you just said “tortilla” and I can’t tell from the picture. Did you do anything with the tortilla, like heat it up or fry it? Thanks.

    1. Just use whatever you like. Lately I’ve been using the raw tortillas from Costco. They have to be cooked before using and are delicious. Heatingthe tortillas in a skillet would definitely take it to the next level. Yum!

  2. Silly question,but are you using 3 eggs in the 1 cup of water for the microwave, or just one for one minute? And does the water have to be cold or warm?

    thanks bunches.
    Debbie.

    1. Not a silly question, the 3 eggs were for the hollandaise sauce (I made a larger batch). (I might retake that photo to avoid confusion) I poached the eggs, one at time with cool water from the sink.
      ~Jamie

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