Saturday, February 27, 2010

Huevos Rancheros

Not all Mexican food is alike.

For example, Huevos Rancheros (Ranch-style eggs).  When I was a kid, my grandmother prepared Huevos Rancheros by topping scrambled eggs with a jar of tomato salsa.   Which I thought was delicious!

But my favorite way, which also happens to be my all-time favorite breakfast, is how they are prepared at a local restaurant.  Two eggs, sunny-side up, served atop two deep-fried corn tortillas and topped with lots and lots of spicy tomatillo salsa. 

While the restaurant version can be a little greasy, I make a better version at home.  I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do!

Huevos Rancheros

Ingredients:

  • 12 to 15 tomatillos, husks removed
  • Arbol Chilies, stems removed
  • Eggs
  • Corn Tortillas


Directions:
Place the tomatillos and arbol chilies in a saucepan; cover with water.  Cook over medium heat until the tomatillos are very tender.



Using a slotted spoon, remove the tomatillos and chilie peppers to a blender cup. Puree until smooth.  Pour salsa into a heatproof bowl and season with salt.  Set aside.



Cook 2 eggs at a time, to your liking.  I like sunny side up, but scrambled eggs work well too!



While the eggs are cooking, heat 2 tortillas on a lightly greased comal or griddle.



To serve, place the warm corn tortillas on a plate.



Top the tortillas with the eggs.



Spoon the tomatillo salsa over the eggs.  Serve with Refried Beans Enjoy!!!



With Love,

9 comments:

  1. If only I had seen them this weekend, but for sure, I'm trying this out next weekend. Do you make your own refried beans, and if so, is lard necessary for the creaminess?

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  2. Dear Leslie....You always seem to solve my mexican cooking problems. I have tried before to fix Huevos Ranchero's but it never seemed like the right taste was there. I prepared yours and it was your sauce that flavor was perfect. Alice..... I can tell you that Leslie's beans are fantastic. It is a very simple recipe but it was what I was looking for. I realized I over do sometimes in flavor, and this bean recipe is just pure bean flavor, you will be surprised how simplicity makes all the difference. I love Leslie's recipes. Carol

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  3. This has become one of my favorites for a special occasion our house!! Super messy!

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  4. OVEN DELIGHTS: The beans are pretty delicious!

    ALICE: I do make my own refried beans. I'm just noticing that I didn't link to the recipe, but I will remedy that ASAP. Using lard is the traditional way, but you can use bacon drippings or vegetable oil. As for the creaminess, my grandmother had a secret ingredient...milk! It's all in my recipe for refried beans. http://recipesbyleslie.blogspot.com/2009/10/refried-beans.html

    CAROL: Thank you so much for your sweet words. It warms my heart to know that you're enjoying the recipes!

    LA FAMILIA GARCIA: I could eat Huevos Rancheros everyday! :D

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  5. Congrats on the 100th post!! I hit mine last month!! Woo hoo we're legit now! LOL

    I'll be back!
    Kathy over at Everyday Bliss
    http://blisspot.blogspot.com/2010/02/anticipating-gratitude-aka-christmas.html

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  6. Whenever you say 12-15 tomatillos, do you mean the big or tiny ones?
    I really wanna try tge few recipes that contain tomatillos but I'm quite confused.
    Thanks.

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  7. I make my own refried beans but instead of lard I use extra virgin olive oil they taste even better

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