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Make This: Lady Marmalade's Huevos Migas

The perennial brunch favourite has moved from Leslieville to its new digs on Broadview Avenue. To celebrate, we're sharing a recipe for their Mexican-inspired breakfast staple. 



Smashed Black Beans

1½-lb bag dry black turtle beans, soaked overnight
¼ yellow onion, diced
1 Roma tomato, diced
2 tbsp canola oil
1 tbsp each garlic powder, ground cumin, dried oregano and salt
1¼ tsp puréed chipotle
1 cup fresh cilantro, chopped

Cilantro Crèma

¼ cup sour cream
2 tbsp fresh cilantro, finely chopped
1 tbsp 10 per cent cream
Salt and pepper

Huevos Migas

1 cup cooked brown rice
12 large free-run eggs
2 tbsp canola oil
2 cooked spicy chorizo sausages, chopped
1 tsp chili flakes
1 cup shredded, aged white cheddar
4 scallions, julienned
4 handfuls of tortilla chips
8 sprigs of cilantro for garnish

Pico de Gallo Salsa

4 Roma tomatoes, finely diced
½ small red onion, finely diced
1½ tbsp canola oil
1½ tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
2 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
½ tsp each salt and pepper


1. For the smashed beans, place soaked beans, onion, tomatoes, garlic powder, cumin and oregano in a pot with 5 cups of water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and let simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 1 hour and 10 minutes until beans are soft and smooth in texture. Smash roughly with potato masher. Stir in canola oil, chipotle, cilantro, salt and pepper. Beans will keep well, covered and refrigerated, for 2 to 3 days.

2. Prepare brown rice following package directions.

3. Whisk crèma ingredients. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

4. Stir salsa ingredients. Let stand for 30 minutes.

5. Whisk eggs and salt in a large bowl. Coat a large sauté pan with half the oil and set over medium-high heat. Add chorizo. Cook for 1 minute. Add 1 cup pico, half the scallions and 1 tsp chili flakes. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring often. Scrape into a bowl. Pour remaining oil and eggs in pan and set over medium heat. Cook, stirring with a wooden spoon, until soft-scrambled. Fold in cheese with chorizo-salsa mixture. Remove from heat.

6. Serve scramble with rice and beans. Top with salsa, scallions and cilantro. Drizzle with cilantro crèma. Add tortilla chips. Serve immediately.