Huevos Rancheros

I finally got around to making these this morning.  I’ve been going to do it for ages, today is the day!  To save you any suspense, these are so damn good I still have tears in my eyes.  [Can’t rule out the jalapenos-Ed]

I’ve seen pictures of the dish, and the recipes I’ve looked at seem to allow for a lot of variation.  The core of the dish are the tortillas, eggs, refried beans,  and a condiment or two.  Or several.  Today’s interpretation resulted not so much from detailed research and polling as from a survey of my pantry and fridge.

I found some of my home made chorizo and fried some of that.  Made some refried beans.  I can easily find chunky tomato salsas at the store so I used store bought, but the salsas verde on offer were more puree than what I had in mind.  I made my own from some poblanos, anaheims, tomatillas, onions, garlic cloves, and a lone jalapeno for spice.  Boil those in chicken stock, then whirl the drained peppers in a blender in short bursts until they look like you want them to, then cook them down a bit in a pan with some of the stock added back.  Season to taste.

The tortillas were brushed with oil and sprinkled with the Tex-Mex seasoning , then browned in the toaster oven.

Enough talk.  Enjoy!

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3 thoughts on “Huevos Rancheros

  1. Thank you, frugal one! My photos are steadily improving as I learn about lighting and lenses. I have a long way to go, but the journey promises to be full of flavor!

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