Friday, June 28, 2013

Huevos Rancheros

Oops. This is delayed. This meal was actually prepared for Cinco de Mayo, I just forgot all about it. Mai, Paul, and I hadn't seen each other since quite possibly our ski trip to a reunion was in store. Huevos rancheros + grapefruit tequila cocktails = perfection! 
Home made guacamole is my favorite thing. Actually, anything with avocado and cilantro is probably a favorite of mine. Here is an older recipe for guac. 

My sister loves huevos rancheros and it is usually her first choice of what to order when we are at brunch. Re-creating it at home is pretty easy, even if you are one grapefruit tequila cocktail deep.

Paul preparing our beverages. I love this place! Good food, good friends, and good drinks! I don't have the recipe Paul used, but I know he use Bon Appetit for inspiration.

Huevos Rancheros, Recipe adapted from various sources

Serves 4-6

  • 4-6 corn tortillas (because I had arrived at Trader Joe's too late, I only had whole wheat tortillas to pick from, but use corn!)
  • Chorizo (optional, as much as you want)
  • 1/2 red onion, finely diced
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic, finely diced 
  • 1 tomato, diced 
  • 2-3 tbsp. green chilis 
  • 4-6 eggs (basically, one egg per tortilla)
  • 1 can refried beans
  • Chopped cilantro (a few sprigs to garnish with)
  • Guac on the side
In a skillet, start sauteeing the red onions and garlic over medium-low heat (you don't want to burn your garlic). Once those are slightly cooked, add the diced tomatoes and stir. Let that cook for a few minutes. Add the green chilis next, stirring and letting the whole mixture cook. Then, add the refried beans and the chorizo (optional). Cook the entire thing over medium heat. 

While the bean mixture is cooking, heat up another skillet, to heat up the tortillas. Once your tortillas are prepped, you can now make the eggs. Crack 1-2 eggs in the skillet, and cook them to your liking (runny yolk, no runny yolk, etc). 

To assemble your huevos rancheros, place your tortillas on a plate, top it with the bean mixture, add some of the shredded cheese, and then top with the egg. Garnish with a bit of cilantro. Then enjoy with more guac and a margarita. 

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