Texas Eggs Benedict

A thick-cut Toast topped with eggd benedict, black beans and fresh salsa
Food Network
Prep Time
45 min
Cook Time
15 min
4 servings

They say that everything’s bigger in Texas, and that includes brunch! This monster meal includes poached eggs, grilled steak, Texas toast, steak sauce hollandaise and a black bean tomato relish.



Black Bean Tomato Relish

Tbsp finely chopped red onions
Tbsp finely chopped fresh cilantro
Tbsp olive oil
plum tomatoes, seeded and finely diced
(15-oz) can black beans, drained, rinsed well and drained again
serrano chile, finely diced
Juice of 1 lime
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Steak Sauce Hollandaise

Tbsp lime juice
large egg yolks, lightly beaten
1 ½
sticks unsalted butter, melted until foamy
- ½ cup your favorite steak sauce, such as Bobby Flay's Mesa Steak Sauce
tsp kosher salt
tsp freshly ground black pepper

Texas Toast

cloves garlic, smashed to a paste
stick unsalted butter, softened
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
slices pain de mie, sliced 1-inch thick

Grilled Steak

(1-lb) boneless ribeye, about 1 ½ inches thick, cut into eight ½-inch-thick slices
Tbsp spice rub, such as Bobby Flay's Steak Rub for Beef and Pork
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Tbsp canola oil

Poached Eggs

Tbsp white wine vinegar
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Whole cilantro leaves, for garnish


Step 1

Combine the onions, cilantro, olive oil, tomatoes, beans, chiles and lime juice in a bowl and season with salt and black pepper. Let the relish sit at room temperature for 30 minutes to allow flavors to meld.

Step 2

Place the lime juice and yolks in a medium stainless-steel bowl set over a pot of simmering water. Whisk the yolks until pale yellow and fluffy. Slowly add the melted butter, a few tablespoons at a time, and whisk until thickened. Remove from the heat, whisk in the steak sauce and season with the salt and black pepper. Keep warm.

Step 3

Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat.

Step 4

Combine the garlic, butter and some salt and pepper in a small bowl. Butter both sides of the bread with some of the garlic butter, and grill until nicely charred on both sides.

Step 5

Put each slice in between pieces of plastic wrap and use a meat mallet to pound them into thin steaks. Sprinkle both sides with some of the steak rub salt and black pepper. Heat the oil in a cast-iron pan over high heat. Add the steaks and cook until a crust forms, about 1 minute. Flip and cook for another minute until the other side forms a crust as well.

Step 6

Bring 3 cups water and vinegar to a gentle simmer in a large high-sided frying pan. Break each egg into a cup and gently add to the water. Poach until the yolks are nearly set, 4 to 5 minutes. Remove the eggs from the pan with a slotted spoon to drain the liquid. Season the top with salt and black pepper.

Step 7

For assembly: Spoon some of the black bean relish on top of each piece of the Texas toast. Top each with 2 pieces of steak, a poached egg, then some of the hollandaise. Garnish with whole cilantro leaves.

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