Huevos d'Elena (aka Huevostadas)


Delicious and easy breakfast simple enough for busy weekends and nice enough for company. A crispy tostada with a bed of seasoned beef and potato cradle the egg for a tasty, spicy delight. Prepare your eggs anyway you like!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
2 servings


  • 1 potato, diced

  • ½ pound lean ground beef

  • ½ cup diced yellow onion

  • 2 tablespoons diced red bell pepper

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • ½ cup salsa

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin

  • seasoned salt to taste

  • ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil, or as needed

  • 4 eggs

  • 4 crispy tostada shells, warmed

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro, or to taste (Optional)


  1. Place potato into a large pot and cover with salted water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Drain.

  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef, onion, red bell pepper, and garlic in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; drain and discard grease. Add potato, salsa, chili powder, cumin, seasoned salt, and pepper to ground beef mixture; cook and stir over low heat until heated through, 3 to 5 minutes.

  3. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; crack eggs into the hot oil. Cook until lightly browned, about 3 minutes per side.

  4. Place tostada shells on a serving plate; top each with beef-potato mixture. Layer 1 egg onto each tostada; sprinkle with cilantro.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

616 Calories
33g Fat
43g Carbs
38g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 616
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 33g 42%
Saturated Fat 11g 53%
Cholesterol 441mg 147%
Sodium 819mg 36%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 16%
Dietary Fiber 6g 20%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 38g
Vitamin C 39mg 195%
Calcium 129mg 10%
Iron 5mg 30%
Potassium 1149mg 24%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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