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Ejotes con Huevos or Mexican Green Beans with Eggs

by Spicie Foodie on August 6, 2012

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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Ejotes con Huevos or Mexican Green Beans with Eggs
 
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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.
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Recipe type: Side dish, Main, Vegetable, Vegetarian
Serves: 3-4
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  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.
Serve
  1. Serve with refried beans, tortillas and salsa of choice. Additionally they can be served as a side dish to any Mexican meal.
Notes
*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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in Beans/Legumes,Mexican,Vegan/Vegetarian,Vegetables

{ 46 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Rosa August 6, 2012 at 7:39 AM

Scrumptious! That is a lovely combination.

Cheers,

Rosa

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2 Spicie Foodie August 6, 2012 at 1:38 PM

Thanks Rosa!

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3 Nandita August 6, 2012 at 9:07 AM

Great write up and lovely photography!!! Great post as usual Nancy :)

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4 Spicie Foodie August 6, 2012 at 1:38 PM

Thanks Nandita!

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5 tony August 6, 2012 at 12:17 PM

I think I will Love this.. Trying it tonight..

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6 Spicie Foodie August 6, 2012 at 1:39 PM

I do, so I hope you will too:) Let me know how you like it.

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7 Michelle August 6, 2012 at 1:03 PM

This looks like a healthy recipe!

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8 Spicie Foodie August 6, 2012 at 1:39 PM

Yes, it is healthy:)

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9 Trix August 6, 2012 at 1:53 PM

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!!

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10 Spicie Foodie August 6, 2012 at 2:12 PM

Haha, you sound like my husband:) Thanks!

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11 Ali @ Gimme Some Oven August 6, 2012 at 3:43 PM

Mmmm…these look like total comfort food! Beautiful!!

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12 Spicie Foodie August 6, 2012 at 4:14 PM

Yes, definitely comfort food for me. Thank Ali:)

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13 Laura (Tutti Dolci) August 6, 2012 at 5:48 PM

I love recreating childhood dishes. What a delicious blend of flavors!

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14 Spicie Foodie August 7, 2012 at 12:56 PM

Thank Laura:)

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15 Sandra August 6, 2012 at 10:44 PM

I’ve had a taste for beans and tortillas and the green beans really make the meal. Yum!

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16 Spicie Foodie August 7, 2012 at 12:57 PM

Thanks Sandra, hope you satisfy the craving.

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17 Ramona August 6, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Holy cow.. what a great combination. I would love to try this. :)

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18 Spicie Foodie August 7, 2012 at 12:57 PM

Thanks Ramona!

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19 Suzanne Perazzini August 6, 2012 at 11:01 PM

I would never have thought of scambled eggs and green beans together. With all those other flavours, this must be a great dish.

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20 Spicie Foodie August 7, 2012 at 12:57 PM

It is quite a unique combination that somehow just works.

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21 Lea Ann (Cooking on the Ranch) August 6, 2012 at 11:27 PM

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.

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22 Spicie Foodie August 7, 2012 at 12:58 PM

You should make some of your childhood dishes Lea Ann:)

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23 Victoria of Flavors of the Sun August 7, 2012 at 12:21 AM

These look like such comfort food. I’ve never seen this combination before–it looks wonderful.

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24 Spicie Foodie August 7, 2012 at 12:59 PM

Really Victoria? I thought that people all over Mexico ate this.

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25 Eha August 7, 2012 at 5:42 AM

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!!

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26 Spicie Foodie August 7, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Too bad about the liking beans. But yes have fun and recreated it with something else:)

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27 anna August 7, 2012 at 6:10 AM

this is perfect and just in time for green bean season!

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28 Spicie Foodie August 7, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Thanks Anna! Yes, I have been taking full advantage of green bean season with this recipe.

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29 Nami | Just One Cookbook August 7, 2012 at 7:18 AM

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. :-)

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30 Spicie Foodie August 7, 2012 at 1:01 PM

Hi Nami! It’s funny but when I saw your dish it reminded me so much of mine that I had to included it. Green beans are comfort food for me too:)

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31 Holly August 7, 2012 at 8:25 AM

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.

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32 Spicie Foodie August 7, 2012 at 1:02 PM

My pleasure Holly. Yum! I hope you make the matzo soon:)

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33 Laura @ Family Spice August 7, 2012 at 3:28 PM

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!

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34 Spicie Foodie August 8, 2012 at 4:09 PM

Hi Laura,
Your Persian quiche-like omelette sound delicious!

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35 Cucina49 August 8, 2012 at 1:45 AM

This is not a dish I am familiar with at all, but I can totally get on board with it. Gorgeous photos as always!

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36 Spicie Foodie August 8, 2012 at 4:09 PM

Thanks, and hope you give it a try.

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37 Elise August 8, 2012 at 9:30 PM

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!

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38 Elise August 8, 2012 at 9:31 PM

By the way, I forgot to rate it. Definitely 5 stars.

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39 Spicie Foodie August 8, 2012 at 9:41 PM

Thank you Elise:)

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40 Spicie Foodie August 8, 2012 at 9:41 PM

Hi Elise,

I’m so happy to hear that you and your husband really enjoyed the recipe. It is surprising how filling and satisfying a simple dish like this can be. Thanks for letting me know you enjoyed it:)

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41 Patty August 10, 2012 at 12:43 AM

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

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42 Spicie Foodie August 11, 2012 at 6:58 PM

Thanks Patty, my pleasure:)

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43 Magic of Spice August 23, 2012 at 11:45 PM

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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44 Spicie Foodie August 25, 2012 at 2:58 PM

The dish is really satisfying and it makes a great meal.

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45 Jeannette January 17, 2013 at 4:56 AM

Wow. My mom made this when I was growing up too. What a great memory, I love it.

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46 Spicie Foodie January 17, 2013 at 12:38 PM

The same with my mom and it’s always nice to relieve childhood food memories. Thanks Jeannette!

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