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Huevos Rancheros.


This is a new one, and a simple one, but a good one.

Eggs are my favourite, but sometimes a regular fry-up just won’t do. This is a little something that myself, and a very sceptical Moon whipped up one Saturday a couple of weeks ago. I guess he was sceptical because he doesn’t necessarily agree with tinned tomatoes for breakfast, or chilli for breakfast but I think he was curious in equal measure because Mexican food is king in our little house (after Chinese food, naturally).



This is so incredibly simple that it almost feels ridiculous to be sharing it with you but I hope it will inspire you to try a different kind of cooked breakfast this weekend, though this would also make a great brinner, particularly if you included a few black or kidney beans, yum!

Ingredients: (feeds 2)

  • 1 x tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 2 x tortillas
  • 2 x fresh tomatoes (cut into thin slices)
  • 2 x cloves of garlic (finely chopped)
  • ½ bell pepper
  • ½ red onion
  • 2 fresh chillies
  • 4 x large eggs
  • 3-4 sprigs of fresh parsley (roughly chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon of dried parsley
  • 2 teaspoons chilli powder
  • Salt & pepper (to taste)
  • Cooking oil of your choice, I use coconut
  • 1 x avocado (optional)



Method:

  1. Heat your pan and add your oil before adding the garlic, red onion, fresh chillies and bell pepper and cooking until softened
  2. Add the chopped tomatoes to your softened vegetables and bring to a simmer before reducing the heat
  3. Stir in the chilli powder and salt and pepper to taste
  4. Place the fresh tomatoes over the top and crack the eggs in, you’ll want them to have a bit of space so don’t do them too close together
  5. Put a lid over your simmering frying pan and allow your eggs to cook through (5 – 8 minutes)
  6. While your eggs are cooking, toast the tortillas – this can be done either by folding them in the toaster (like we did) or sprinkling them with a bit of water and popping them in the oven for 5 minutes
  7. Cut your avocado into cubes ready to go on top
  8. Once your eggs are ready spoon the mixture into a bowl containing your toasted tortilla, add fresh parsley and avocado and enjoy



Did you know?: Chillies are metabolism-boosting, so having them with breakfast is actually a pretty healthy way to start the day!

What are some of your favourite ‘cooked breakfasts’?

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