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Friday, April 8, 2011

Huevos Rancheros Recipe

Molly O. read the last post about Cooking With Sale Items & a Stockpile & asked for details about how we made our Huevos Rancheros.  We ate this dish at The Cracked Egg & loved it.  I just tried my best to re-create the flavors.  We also make pretty substantial portions since we usually eat this for lunch or dinner, so pile it on!

Tortillas (corn or flour)
Canned beans (refried or black)
Eggs
Shredded Jack cheese (or cheddar, blend, etc.)

Salsa or Pico de Gallo
Jalapeno or Serrano Chiles
Sour Cream
Avocado or Guacamole
Cilantro to garnish (if you have some)

I just top 2 warmed tortillas with a layer of refried beans & a pile of scrambled eggs.  Then I sprinkle with cheese & warm it enough to melt the cheese...can be done in a skillet covered with foil or the microwave (just don't kill the eggs).
Then pile on the cold stuff however you like.

I know the ingredient list looks extensive, but we had all this (minus the sour cream) on-hand or I wouldn't have made it.  :) 

Eggs go on sale & you can occasionally find a coupon.  I got 4 dozen last time.  We have about 200 tortillas right now because we forgot we had some & bought more.  (Grrr!!!)  Jalapenos, avocados & cilantro had been on ridiculous sale & we have massive stockpiles of beans, cheese & salsa.

It's delicious, substantial & you can make it as spicy as you want.  The Cracked Egg serves it mounded up in a ceramic crock, covered with melted cheese with broken tortilla chips mixed in for texture.  Ole'!

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