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Huevos Rancheros Christmas Style

Huevos Rancheros Christmas Style

Introduction:

Huevos Rancheros is a classic Mexican breakfast dish that consists of fried eggs served on a warm tortilla topped with a spicy tomato sauce. This Christmas twist on the traditional recipe adds festive flavors and colors to your breakfast table. It’s a perfect dish to enjoy with family and friends during the holiday season.

Ingredients:

For the Ranchero Sauce:

  • 2 cups of diced tomatoes (canned or fresh)
  • 1/2 cup of diced onions
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, minced (adjust to your spice preference)
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of chili powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil

For the Huevos Rancheros:

  • 4 large eggs
  • 4 small corn tortillas
  • 1 cup of cooked black beans
  • 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
  • Fresh cilantro leaves for garnish
  • Sliced avocado for garnish
  • Red and green salsa for additional flavor and color

Instructions:

For the Ranchero Sauce:

  1. In a saucepan, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat.
  2. Add the diced onions and cook until they become translucent, about 2-3 minutes.
  3. Stir in the minced garlic and jalapeño pepper. Sauté for another 2 minutes until fragrant.
  4. Add the diced tomatoes, ground cumin, chili powder, salt, and pepper to the saucepan. Mix well.
  5. Reduce the heat to low and let the sauce simmer for about 15-20 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld and the sauce to thicken.
  6. Taste and adjust the seasoning as needed. If you prefer a smoother sauce, you can use an immersion blender to puree it.

For the Huevos Rancheros:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and warm the corn tortillas in the oven for about 5 minutes or until they are heated through. Alternatively, you can warm them in a dry skillet over medium heat.
  2. While the tortillas are warming, heat a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Crack the eggs into the skillet and cook them to your desired level of doneness (fried, over-easy, or sunny-side-up).
  3. To assemble, place a warm tortilla on each plate. Spread a spoonful of cooked black beans onto each tortilla.
  4. Carefully place a fried egg on top of the beans on each tortilla.
  5. Spoon the Ranchero sauce generously over the eggs and tortillas.
  6. Sprinkle shredded cheddar cheese on top of the sauce.
  7. Garnish with fresh cilantro leaves and sliced avocado for a burst of color and flavor.
  8. Serve immediately with red and green salsa on the side for those who want an extra kick of spice.

Variations:

  • For a meatier version, you can add cooked chorizo or crumbled bacon to the beans before topping with the egg.
  • If you prefer a milder sauce, remove the seeds and membranes from the jalapeño pepper before mincing it.
  • Customize the toppings to your liking. Sliced radishes, diced red onions, or a dollop of sour cream can add extra texture and flavor.

Cook’s Note:

Huevos Rancheros Christmas Style is a delightful and satisfying breakfast that combines the vibrant flavors of Mexico with the festive spirit of the holidays. Enjoy this dish as a special treat on Christmas morning or whenever you want to add some flair to your breakfast routine.

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