Ejotes con Huevos or Mexican Green Beans with Eggs

Ejotes Con Huevos, Mexican Green Beans with Eggs, Spicie Foodie

Today I want to share one of my childhood favorite dishes, ejotes con huevos or green beans with eggs. I have not tasted this dish in nearly 12 years or whenever it was that my mom last made it for me. I don’t know how it happened but I had somehow forgotten all about it.

Ejotes Con Huevos, Mexican Green Beans with Eggs, Spicie Foodie

A few weeks ago I was looking for a quicker side dish alternative to refried beans to go with our Mexican dinner. Out of nowhere ejotes con huevos popped into my head. Memories of my mother’s green beans flooded my head and taste buds, and like a light bulb going off in my head I knew I had to make them asap.

Ejotes Con Huevos, Mexican Green Beans with Eggs, Spicie Foodie

Carefully and from memory I put all of the ingredients together and hoped for the best results. As we sat down to dinner I told hubby we were having a new dish from my childhood. After his first bite he blurted out “These are really good! What is it, what’s it called?” I went on to explain that they were one of my most favorite childhood dishes. The next words out of his mouth were something along the lines of feeling cheated that I had never made ejotes for him. He cracks me up!

Ejotes Con Huevos, Mexican Green Beans with Eggs, Spicie Foodie

To say that my husband’s reaction made me happy is an understatement. It’s just such a great feeling sharing a childhood favorite and having the other person love it just as much. Wouldn’t you agree?

The recipe is very simple and you can use either fresh, frozen or canned green beans. Over the past few weeks I’ve tested the recipe with fresh, frozen and canned beans with great results. Also if you don’t eat spicy feel free to omit the chile, or for a spicier version add more chile.

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An authentic and favorite Mexican green bean recipe, Ejotes con Huevos or Mexican Green Beans with Eggs. Excellent as a vegetarian meal when served with refried beans. Or just as delicious when served as a side dish.
Recipe type: Side dish, Main, Vegetable, Vegetarian
Serves: 3-4
  • 500g or 1 lb. fresh green beans*, cut into even size pieces
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1-2 chiles or as desired, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 medium tomato, finely chopped
  • salt and ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 tbsp olive oil, more if needed
  • 4 medium eggs, lightly beaten
  • refried beans
  • corn tortillas
  1. Heat oil in a large pan, once warm saute the onions until soft. Next add the chiles, cook for 2 minutes then add the garlic and cook another 2 minutes. Add the green beans, tomatoes, salt and pepper. Cook until green beans are to desired texture. Once green beans are to desired texture pour the lightly beaten eggs into the pan. Stir and cook until eggs have cooked through. Try not to over cook or burn the eggs, as this will give the dish a bitter taste.
  1. Serve with refried beans, tortillas and salsa of choice. Additionally they can be served as a side dish to any Mexican meal.
*Cut ends off fresh green beans first.If fresh are not available use frozen. To defrost the frozen green beans place in a large bowl and cover with cool water until defrosted. Additionally canned beans can be used. Drain, and rinse once with cool water before using.

Ejotes Con Huevos, Mexican Green Beans with Eggs, Spicie Foodie

Typically the green beans are served alongside refried beans and tortillas, it makes a light vegetarian meal. I also like to serve them as side dish. In fact I served them with my Indian-Fusion tacos recently. However you serve and eat them I hope this dish will also become one of your favorites. Provecho!

Ejotes Con Huevos, Mexican Green Beans with Eggs, Spicie Foodie

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  1. says

    How fun is that that you remembered one of your favorite childhood dishes? WHat I want to know is: How could you have forgotten about this? ; ) It looks soooo good!!

  2. says

    I’d love to give this a try. Sounds really really good even though I find it hard to imagine how it tastes. I’ll definitely be serving this with a warm soft flour tortilla. And, I’ve had recipes like that too, ones my mom used to make that have me wondering why I’ve not make it in years.

  3. Eha says

    A lovely and simple recipe which has been presented to me lots: OMG, I DO wish beans were not the least favourite vegetables in my ‘to do’ lexicon!!! However, I’m
    ‘peculiar’ me and the receipe can be repeated with other favoured ones for sure!!

  4. says

    As soon as I saw the egg, this green bean dish became comfort food to me. What an interesting combination that I never thought of! Thanks for sharing your childhood favorite – it’s fun to know what a foodie loves to eat growing up. And thank you for including my recipe in this post – very sweet of you. :-)

  5. says

    Thanks so much for this recipe! I love easy authentic Mexican dishes and this is perfect and looks so good.

    I always forget about traditional Passover foods like matzo ball soup and matzo brei. mmmmmmm I think I may need to make some matzo brei soon. You’ve inspired me.

  6. says

    I recently made a Persian quiche-like omelette with green beans. Not spicy like this Mexican version. I prefer the addition of the chiles. It’s amazing all the memories we have buried in our heads and how they randomly pop up!

  7. Elise says

    This was delicious, and a perfect dish for our beans which desperately needed to be used. We made homemade refried beans accompany it, and were blown away. My husband’s response: “You can definitely make this whenever you want.” For a non-vegetarian couple, this meal completely filled us with moderate portions. Thank you so much for sharing!

  8. says

    Hi Nancy! What a tasty green bean dish, thank goodness you remembered it;-)
    Thanks again for mentioning my recipe, very kind of you!

  9. says

    I am going to have to try these, wow! I do love the spice so I would want to keep that, and I would have not problem having this as a meal! I can see that it makes a nice change as a side as well…lovely :)


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