Sometimes the standard cereal or fried breakfast just doesn’t do it for you. I always found it a challenge to think of an alternative breakfast dish that was quick, easy and tasty. Then one day I came upon Huevos rancheros. Translated into English as “ranch eggs”, the dish originated as a culinary marriage between the Spanish Conquistadors and the Native Americans. It makes for a very easy, filling, and delicious breakfast setting you up for the rest of the day. The best thing is that most (if not all) of the ingredients are store cupboard items.
These are the ingredients that I use. The tomatoes and eggs are essential, but you can pretty much add what you want otherwise.
- 1 Onion (chopped)
- 1 red pepper (chopped)
- 1 Garlic Clove (crushed)
- 0.5 tsp Oregano (dried) (dried or fresh)
- 0.5 tsp Cayenne pepper
- Salt (to taste)
- Pepper (to taste)
- 0.5 tsp Pementon (or paprika)
- 1 Chilli (chopped)
- 400 g Chopped Tomatoes (tin)
- 4 eggs
- 4 Tortillas
- 1 tblsp Olive oil
- Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan and add everything apart from the tomatoes and eggs.
- Fry for aroung 5 minutes on a medium heat until soft.
- Add tomatoes and cook for another 5 minutes or so, reducing the mixture down so that you can make wells for the eggs.
- If mixture is too reduced, add a drop of water or stock.
- Create four wells in the mixture and drop and egg in each one.
- Cover and let the eggs cook for a further 5 mins.
- Serve with the Tortilla bread (heated in the oven for a few minutes)
So, why not give Huevos rancheros a go the next time you are looking for something a bit different in the morning. I’m sure that you will love them!
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