Huevos Rancheros is a classic Mexican breakfast dish that has been around for centuries. This dish is a combination of fried eggs, beans, chiles, and tortillas that have been cooked in a tomato sauce. The dish is believed to have originated in the Mexican state of Jalisco in the 1800s. The name of the dish translates to “Rancher’s Eggs” and was a popular dish among Mexican farm workers.
Huevos Rancheros is a simple yet flavorful dish that is easy to make at home. The ingredients you will need are:
• 6 large eggs
refried beans (1 can or homemade)
• 2 tablespoons vegetable or canola oil
• 1 onion, diced
• 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced
• 2 cloves garlic, minced
• 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes with green chilies
• 1 teaspoon ground cumin
• 1 teaspoon chili powder
• 1/2 teaspoon paprika
• Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
• 8 corn tortillas
• 1/4 cup freshly chopped cilantro
• Optional garnishes: sour cream, guacamole, crumbled queso fresco
To make the Huevos Rancheros, you will need a large skillet and a baking dish. Begin by heating the oil in the skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, jalapeno, and garlic and cook until the onion is softened, about 5 minutes. Add the diced tomatoes, cumin, chili powder, and paprika and simmer until the sauce is thickened, about 10 minutes.
Next, spread the refried beans in the bottom of a baking dish. Place the tortillas on top of the beans and top with the tomato sauce. Crack the eggs over the sauce and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 15 minutes, or until the eggs are cooked to your desired doneness.
To serve, transfer the eggs to plates and sprinkle with cilantro. Serve with your choice of garnishes and extra cilantro.
For a spicier version of Huevos Rancheros, you can add a few drops of your favorite hot sauce to the tomato sauce before baking. This will give the dish a nice kick of heat.
Huevos Rancheros is a delicious and easy to make breakfast dish that can be enjoyed any day of the week. Try it out for yourself and enjoy the flavor of this classic Mexican dish.
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