Matador’s Huevos Toreados

30 minutes
4 servings
Matador’s Huevos Toreados
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4 large EGGS
1 tsp. canola oil
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1 small garlic clove, minced
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. dried oregano
1/4 tsp. salt
1 Tbsp. tomato paste
1 Tbsp. roasted, diced green jalapeno chili pepper
1 (14 oz.) can diced tomatoes, undrained
4 small corn tortillas, 6-inch diameter
2 tsp. butter
salt and pepper
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
4 lime wedges

Yields: 4 servings


  1. HEAT oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. COOK onion and garlic for 3 to 5 minutes, stirring often, or until softened. STIR in cumin, oregano, salt, tomato paste and jalapeno chili pepper for 1 minute or until combined. ADD tomatoes with juice; REDUCE heat to medium-low and SIMMER for 2 to 3 minutes or until slightly thickened. REMOVE skillet from heat and COVER to keep warm.
  2. BAKE tortillas in single layer on large baking sheet in preheated 400ºF oven for 7 to 10 minutes or until crispy.
  3. For Sunny-Side Up, Over-Easy or Over-Hard Eggs: HEAT butter in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until just melted. BREAK eggs and slip into skillet 1 at a time. IMMEDIATELY reduce heat to low.
  4. COOK eggs for about 5 minutes or until whites are completely set and yolks begin to thicken but are not hard. SERVE as is or FLIP eggs over carefully and COOK to desired doneness. SPRINKLE eggs lightly with salt and pepper.
  5. SPOON warm sauce evenly over tortillas on four plates. TOP each tortilla with fried egg and sprinkle with feta and cilantro. SERVE immediately with lime wedges.


  • Heat matters. If heat is too high, eggs will become tough and rubbery.
  • Roast fresh jalapenos by placing whole jalapeno peppers on a lightly oiled baking sheet and broil for about 10-15 minutes or until skins are thoroughly blackened. Turn the peppers over to expose the other side and broil another 5-10 minutes or until skins are thoroughly charred.

Nutritional Information

Per serving: 1/4 of recipe

Calories: 219

Total fat: 10 g
Saturated fat: 4 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2 g
Monounsaturated fat: 4 g

Cholesterol: 188 mg
Sodium: 601 mg
Carbohydrates: 21 g
Fiber: 4 g
Sugar: 4 g
Protein: 10 g
Vitamin A: 201 mcg
Vitamin D: 2 mcg
Folate: 77 mcg
Choline: 130 mg
Calcium: 141 mg
Iron: 1 mg
Potassium: 319 mg

This recipe is an excellent source of protein, vitamin A and choline and a good source of vitamin D and folate.