Bad Hombre Eggs and Waffles (and a Colavita giveaway!)

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You’ve seen me talking up Colavita Olive Oil on We are not Martha before. My fabulous friends over there sent me a box of extra virgin olive oils several months back and I’ve been using it non-stop ever since. I go through A LOT of olive oil (you’d either be really impressed or really weirded out… still trying to determine which) and Colavita has quickly become a favorite. I’m especially in love with the 100% Argentinian Extra Virgin Olive Oil because it’s fruity and fun and really, who would have ever thought “fun” would be a word associated with olive oil? But it is. At least for me.

Colavita also has lots of recipes on their website and while browsing through them, I was immediately attracted to the “Bad Hombre Eggs and Waffles.” Of course, the name was intriguing. Bad man? Why is this dish labeled “Bad Man?” But I was more interested in the fact that the recipe involved both EGGS and WAFFLES. Perfection. Also, side note, I tried to translate “hombre” online to see if it meant something I wasn’t aware of…. and Google threw back the phrase “old bean” as an option. So, I guess this dish could really be “Bad Old Bean Eggs and Waffles.” Which sounds totally unappealing and probably a good enough reason to click the little “x” in the upper righthand corner of this website right this instant. But don’t!! Because there was nothing bad or old about this dish! And also because there’s a giveaway at the end, which you DO NOT want to miss out on. Carry on then.

Bad Hombre Eggs and Waffles (serves 4):


  • 1 1/2 C milk
  • 1/3 C Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil (plus more for waffle iron)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/4 C yellow cornmeal
  • 1 C all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 C sugar
  • 1 T baking powder
  • 1/2 t salt


  • 1 T Colavita White Wine Vinegar
  • 8 eggs
  • 1 15-ounce can black beans, drained
  • 1 C salsa
  • 1/2 C grated Mexican cheese
  • Sliced scallions
  • Salt and Pepper

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I cannot even tell you when the last time was I used my waffle iron. Because I have no clue. I definitely haven’t used it in the apartment I’m currently in and I have a feeling it’s been about two years. So, if nothing else, I was thrilled this recipe got me to pull the old waffle iron out.

Start by pre-heating the iron and brushing with Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

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Here is the star of the show. Chances are I’ve already put a straw in it and finished the bottle. Just kidding. Kind of.

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Beat milk, oil, and eggs together in a bowl.

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Get out your cornmeal! Colavita also makes cornmeal, which they so kindly sent me, too. And this is also the star of the show (co-stars?) because cornmeal waffles? Best idea!

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Combine the cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a separate, larger bowl.

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Now, add liquid ingredients into dry ingredients and stir until just moistened.

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Pour 1 cup of batter into the center of the hot waffle iron and close the lid of the iron. Bake the waffles for about 5 minutes and then carefully remove them. Keep waffles warm in oven until ready to assemble the dish.

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While the waffles are cooking up, you can poach the eggs.

Put the vinegar and water is a large skillet and bring it to a boil. Crack the eggs into a cup and then gently slide them into the boiling water. Cook eggs for 3-5 minutes or to your desired degree of doneness.

You should always use a little bit of vinegar when you poach eggs. It helps congeal and tighten the egg whites. Of course, Colavita has a nice Aged White Wine Vinegar, too!

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I did a really horrible job of poaching my eggs and ended up with a poached sunny side up weirdo combo. Do not follow my example.

Now, take a waffle and spread black beans evenly over the top. I didn’t realize until I was done, but the original recipe wanted me to heat and mash the beans a bit.

When eggs are done, remove eggs carefully with a slotted spoon, allow them to drain for a few seconds, and then place them on top of the waffles and beans.

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Top with salsa, cheese, and scallions and season with salt and pepper.

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How could you not love a meal like this? a) there’s nothing better than Mexican food, b) I can never decide between sweet and savory, c) eggs, waffles, cheese, enough said.

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This is kind of breakfast for dinner. But it could also kind of be dinner for breakfast. Whichever way you want it, really. Probably both. In the same day.

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I just realized that Taco Bell now serves a Mexican egg sandwich on a waffle. Well, guess what? I’m pretty sure they stole the idea from Colavita. And that this version is way, way better. Because it’s fresh and delicious and involves an actual real egg with real runny yolk. Hurrah!

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Now it’s your turn! Since I’ve been ranting and raving about all these Colavita products for months, I want to give you a chance to win your own to try. So, I’m giving away one Gourmet Italian Basket!

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It has a $75 value and includes Colavita Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Argentinean Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Colavita’s “World Collection”, Aged Balsamic Vinegar of Modena, Gnocchi, Colavita Organic Garden Sauce, Scotti Risotto and Biscotti. In addition to the basket, you’ll also get a year of Fine Cooking magazine!

For a chance to win, all you have to do is visit the Colavita website and comment on this post letting me know which Colavita product you’d most like to try. Enter by Friday, July 19 at 11:59 p.m. As always, for extra entries, follow WANM on Twitter and “like” WANM on Facebook. Just be sure to leave additional comments letting me know you do!

Now I just have to convince my lovely Colavita contact, Christeen, to send me to Molise, Italy, so I can check out Colavita in person. I mean, it only seems right that I can bring you an official firsthand account of exactly how this delicious olive oil is made. Right?? In the meantime, I’ll continue to go through bottle after bottle of it, enjoying every drop!


94 Responses to "Bad Hombre Eggs and Waffles (and a Colavita giveaway!)"

  1. Karena says:

    Super cute breakfast idea! I never would have thought to do a cornmeal waffle!

  2. Pam U says:

    I LOVE gnocchi so the chance to try Colavita’s version would be wonderful 🙂

  3. Carol says:

    I’d love to try the aged white wine vinegar

  4. LisaR. says:

    My family Loves Waffles – I’d like to try the Polenta Cornmeal.

  5. Carol says:

    Follow on FB

  6. Carol says:

    Follow on twitter

  7. Becca says:

    FYI, like to Colvita’s site is having issues. This is what I get:

    Sorry, your page request appears to be a hack attempt and processing has been halted.

    If you arrived at this site via another location, it may have had some code intended to try and find sensitive information.

    If you believe this message was received in error, return to the previous page and change the text you entered.

    If you continue to receive this message, please contact the Webmaster.

    But I do want to try the olive oil and risotto.

  8. Odetta says:

    This is such a pretty dish! I definitely want to try the evoo you recommended. But I really want to sample all of them!

  9. Odetta says:

    Twitter follower!

  10. Odetta says:

    Obviously a FB fan too!!!

  11. Jen M says:

    I’d love to try the raspberry balsamic glaze!

  12. Jen M says:

    I also follow you on Faceboook!

  13. Marcie says:

    Love the balsamic glaze

  14. Marcie says:

    I’m a FB fan

  15. Marcie says:

    Follow on twitter

  16. Hello awesome. I mean, these have the word “Bad Hombre” in the title. How could I pass that up?!

  17. I’d take just about anything! Obsessed with balsamic right now, so love the glaze!

  18. Sarah says:

    I love the looks of the Colavita Chardonnay Balsamic Vinegar – I can only imagine the possibilities!

  19. Sarah says:

    I follow you on twitter

  20. Sarah says:

    I’m a facebook fan.

  21. Danielle says:

    The Australian olive oil! I lived there for a year and there are so many things I miss. I imagine it’d be fabulous with salt and pepper squid, my favorite meal from when I was there.

  22. Danielle says:

    Also facebook fan

  23. Danielle says:

    I follow on twitter too

  24. Emily says:

    The Colavita Aranciolio sounds amazing. I think the touch of citrus would be great is so many dishes….starting with dressing for grilled salmon over spinach salad!

  25. Jill says:

    The Colavita roasted garlic extra virgin olive oil sounds amazing! Yes please!

  26. I am in love with this recipe!! Love the cornmeal waffle with all flavor! Love their oils too.

  27. Emily says:

    This looks like the perfect meal for breakfast, lunch, or dinner! I’d love to try the artichoke pate!

  28. I want to try the cacciatore sauce!

    Um, also, this is a genius recipe. Savory waffles! YUM.

  29. Lexi says:

    I love doing waffles for dinner! Some of their cheeses sound great – Grana Padano? I’ve never seen that before!

  30. Lexi says:

    Of course I follow you on twiter.

  31. Lexi says:

    facebook too!

  32. Erica says:

    What a FUN recipe!!! Waffles mixed with savory options is very popular in SC. They have a lot of awesome products. I’d definitely want to try their EVOO and probably their marinara!

  33. Jen says:

    I’d love to try the Argentinian Extra Virgin Olive Oil, fruity oil sounds interesting!!!

  34. Jessie says:

    I love gnocchi, so I’d love to try theirs!

  35. Karla says:

    I actually would like to try the olive oil soap. I bet it is fantastic for the skin.

  36. Monique says:

    I love this brand of olive oil! and like you, we use it in practically every meal!
    I would love to try their white vinegar! Looks awesome.
    Same for the dish- holy brunch!

  37. Amy McGavock says:

    Colavita Organic Garden Sauce

  38. Rachel says:

    I am so excited about the possibilities of the Colavita Chardonnay Balsamic Vinegar. Amazing!

  39. Rachel says:

    Follow on Twitter. 🙂

  40. Erin W says:

    I would love to try the Colavita Garlicolio – making my mouth water just writing it down!

  41. Lara says:

    The Argentinian extra virgin olive oil sounds fun – I’d like to taste the fruity oil!

  42. Lara says:

    I follow on Twitter 🙂

  43. minishar says:

    Love Colavita! Would love to try the Limonolio!

  44. minishar says:

    I follow you on facebook too 🙂

  45. minishar says:

    I shared with my FB (private) cooking group too.

  46. Laurie says:

    I would love to try the risotto!

  47. Lisa says:

    The World Collection 4-pack is what I’d like to sample. What variety there! It would be interesting to compare them.

  48. Lisa says:

    I Liked on FB. Don’t do Twitter. 🙁

  49. Gia Grossman says:

    I want to try the Pepperolio oil!

  50. Gia Grossman says:

    I follow We Are Not Martha on Twitter.

  51. Gia Grossman says:

    I am a Facebook fan as well.

  52. Courtney B. says:

    I would love to try the Colavita Limonolio, I bet this would be amazing on a crusted fish or roasted chicken! I’m drooling!

  53. Courtney B. says:

    I like on FB (Courtney Sprague Bousquet)

  54. Courtney B. says:

    I also follow on Twitter, @CourtSBousquet

  55. Mia says:

    I’d love to try the Chardonnay balsamic vinegar! But all of their products look amazing!

  56. Mia says:

    I liked WANM on FB

  57. Mia says:

    I follow WANM on le Twitter 🙂

  58. I should not have read this post while hungry. I’d love to try Colavita’s Chianti Balsamic Vinegar – sounds phenomenal!

  59. I also follow you guys on Twitter and Facebook!

  60. Sarah says:

    Yum! The waffles sound delicious! Colavita’s products look tasty! I’d love to try their balsamic vinegar! I’ve been making a very cool and refreshing tomato, cucumber salad with balsamic vinegar to help beat the heat.

  61. Sarah says:

    Like you on Facebook!

  62. Carolyn G says:

    I want to try the Colavita Balsamic Glace

  63. Carolyn G says:

    Liked you on twitter: carogonza

  64. Carolyn G says:

    Liked you on Facebook: Carolyn gonzalez

  65. Shannon says:

    The Chardonnay Balsamic sounds great.

  66. Ronna F says:

    I want to use the Colavita Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil in all of my cooking!

  67. Ronna F says:

    Following you on Twitter!

  68. Ronna F says:

    I follow you on Facebook!

  69. Will says:

    Love the Colavita aged vinegar

  70. Will says:

    Facebook liker

  71. KL says:

    the vinegar

  72. i love that you call these bad! They might be “bad” in a certain sense but boy do they look amazingly GOOD!

  73. rachel says:

    I’d love to try the gnocchi for sure

  74. Shannon says:

    love colavita’s olive oil! and what a fabulous waffle creation 🙂

  75. Shannon says:

    twitter follower

  76. Shannon says:

    and FB liker! haha

  77. katelin says:

    oh this looks delicious. i’d love to try their artichoke hearts, they are my weakness.

  78. Kristin says:

    Love to try the polenta!!

  79. Kristin says:

    I follow on twitter!

  80. Kristin says:

    FB too!!

  81. Juliana says:

    What a beautiful and tasty way to start the day…
    Thanks for the recipe and hope you are having a great week 🙂

  82. what a fabulous recipe! savory waffles? definitely need to try them soon. i wanna try the balsamic glaze.

  83. Arlene says:

    I bought a waffle iron and have yet to use it. I like savory not sweet so this would be perfect. Sign me up for some of their gnocchi. It seems I am as successful as trying to make them at home as pronouncing them! But I do enjoy eating those “fluffy pillow”!

  84. Lucy says:

    Aged white wine vinegar

  85. Lucy says:

    Follow on FB

  86. Staci A says:

    I’d love to try their extra virgin olive oil!

  87. Staci A says:

    I’m a Facebook fan. Thanks!

  88. Susan says:

    My husband would love these meal and be a bad hombre himself 🙂 Love Colavita products!

  89. Sherry Lykins says:

    I would like to try the Olive Oil soap!!

  90. Ellen Renee says:

    I just so happened to pick up a bottle of Colavita EVOO today at the store – inspired by your blog and how much you seem to enjoy it. I did not realize they sold such a variety of products.

  91. Erica Best says:

    Colavita Novello Extra Virgin Olive Oil, ½ L glass


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