Tahoe Top 5: Truckee’s Marty’s Café offers breakfast recipes to recreate at home | SierraSun.com

Tahoe Top 5: Truckee’s Marty’s Café offers breakfast recipes to recreate at home

Marty's recipe for huevos rancheros is easy to follow and sure to please your taste buds.
Courtesy Marty’s Cafe |

TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Sierra Sun’s five-course restaurant tour around North Lake Tahoe culminates with the fifth and final mouthwatering recipe — breakfast from Marty.

A go-to for heavenly breakfast and lunch every single time is Marty’s Café, located in downtown Truckee.

After marking your name on the whiteboard and chatting with the friendly servers, the brunch-world is your oyster, and every dish is the right choice. Made to order and cooked with love, his recipes don’t all follow a strict measurement system.

“We’re doing huevos rancheros!” said owner Marty Carlton. “It’s simple and delicious. You can do this. Kick up the black beans with some cumin, salt and cilantro — bam.”

Find out just how simple it is below

The Recipe: Huevos Rancheros

From: Marty’s Café

Location: 10115 Donner Pass Rd., Truckee

Learn more: martyscafetruckee.com


Black beans

Corn or flour tortillas

Crumbled feta, cheddar or Spanish cheese

Tomatillos (fresh or canned)

Eggs of your choice, cooked your way

In a blender, add:

5 tomatillos

1 tbsp. fresh garlic

1 tsp. cumin powder

2 squeezed lemons

Salt to taste

Blend well, set aside

Enchilada sauce: (store bought, or make your own)

Roast 3 pasilla peppers, or peppers of your choice, slightly burn them and place in blender

Add 2 bunches cilantro

1 tbsp. garlic

1 cup tomato juice

A dash of chili powder

2 toasted and chopped corn tortillas

Blend well, set aside


Toast 2-3 corn tortillas or 1 flour tortilla in a non-stick skillet. Place in a bowl. Add black beans (store bought and heated) on top of the tortillas.

Cook your eggs in your favorite way and place on top of the beans. Add 2 oz. of each of your sauces on top of the eggs. Add a large tablespoon of feta and a dollop of sour cream (optional), garnish with sliced scallions and enjoy!

Cassandra Walker is a features and entertainment reporter for the Sierra Sun. She can be reached at cwalker@sierrasun.com, 530-550-2654 or @snow1cass.