Huevos Rancheros

Huevos Rancheros on Plate

If you want to impress your breakfast or brunch crowd with a fiesta of flavors, you’ll want to prepare huevos rancheros (ranch-style eggs). You only need a few ingredients, and the wonderful flavors this dish offers will have you smiling and saying, “Buenas dias, indeed!”

Here’s how to make them…

Frying Tortilla

Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in small skillet. Place one corn tortillas in the hot oil, and turn the tortilla until it is easily pliable.

Lining Baking Dish

Dab tortilla on a paper towel lined plate to remove excess oil, and then set tortilla into a baking dish. Repeat the process with enough tortillas so that the bottom of the baking dish is covered. Set aside, and keep warm.

Onion and Garlic

In the same skillet you heated the tortillas in, sauté ½ cup chopped onion and 1 minced garlic clove. Saute until tender, but not too browned.

Tomato and Green Chili

Add 3 chopped tomatoes, 1 (4 ounce) can diced green chili peppers, and ¼ teaspoon salt. Simmer ingredients, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Keep warm.

Frying Eggs

In a separate large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of oil. Gently break 5 to 6 eggs into skillet; sprinkle eggs with salt and black pepper. When edges are cooked and whites are set, add 1 tablespoon of water to skillet. Cover skillet and cook eggs to desired degree of doneness.

Cheese on Eggs

Reserve 2 to 3 tablespoons of the tomato mixture for a garnish, and then spoon remaining tomato mixture atop corn tortillas. Gently place eggs atop tomato mixture. Sprinkle with shredded Monterey jack cheese. Set baking dish under broiler until cheese melts, about 1 to 2 minutes.

Huevos Rancheros

Garnish with reserved tomato mixture and chopped cilantro. Serve immediately, and enjoy!

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