Saturday, 22 March 2014

Lunch ideas for 1 week using flour tortillas Day 4: Huevos Rancheros

I'm onto Day 4 of my challenge to come up with a yummy lunch every day this week using flour tortillas and today I tried the exotic-sounding Huevos Rancheros, which translates to the not so exotic sounding Ranch Eggs in English. 

Huevos Rancheros (Ranch Eggs)

This recipe has its roots in Mexico where they eat it (or certainly a version of it) for breakfast. It consists of tomatoes, onion and a bit of chilli piled onto a flour tortilla which is then topped off with a fried egg. Eating chilli for breakfast isn't really my thing but if you think it might be yours then Huevos Rancheros would make a great spicy alternative to a full English once in a while. 

Huevos Rancheros (Ranch Eggs)

Serves 2

1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 tin chopped tomatoes
1 green chilli, finely chopped
chilli power / chilli sauce to taste
2 eggs
2 flour tortillas
Oil for brushing and frying

1. Heat the oil in a frying pan and fry the onion for approximately 5 minutes until it is soft, don't allow it to burn.

2. Add the tomatoes and the chilli (plus some chilli powder or chilli sauce for extra heat) and simmer for approximately 10 minutes until the liquid has mostly absorbed and the sauce is fairly thick.

3. Heat a frying pan and brush the tortillas lightly with oil and warm the tortillas gently until they are warmed through (approx 1 minute). They should still be fairly soft. Remove and put aside.

4. In the same pan as the tortillas, heat some oil and fry the eggs.

5. To serve, place the tortillas on plates, top with the tomato sauce and place the fried eggs on top.

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