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Huevos Rancheros


Even before I lived in Arizona I always loved Huevos Rancheros. So I have eaten a lot of restaurants- but once you taste this one, you will not be tempted to go out for breakfast again.

The Sauce

1 Tablespoon vegetable oil

1 cup of chopped white onions

1/2 cup of chopped red bell pepper

1/2 cup of chopped green bell pepper

1 teaspoon of ground cumin (one of my favorite ingredients for a mild heat)

1/2 teaspooon of salt

1/4 teaspoon of cayenne

1 tablespoon of minced jalapeno (careful with this)

1 teaspoon of minced garlic

1 cup of chopped tomatoes (we need their juce)

1 cup of chicken stock

3 tablespoons of chopped cilantro


The Beans

1 can of black beans

1/4 cup of chopped onions


For the Eggs

2 tablespoons of unsalted butter

8 large eggs

1 1/2 cup of you favorite cheese (I like sharp cheddar some like a pepper Jack)

In a medium pot head the oil over a medium - to high heat.  Add the onions, bell peppers and cook for about 5 minutes-- stiring all the time.  Add the cumin, salt, cayenne, jalapeno, and garlic stirring in until you smell the fragrence.  Then add the tomatoes with the juice and stir in for about two minutes. Add the chicken stock and put the stove to SIMMER.  Let it sit with a wooden spoon in it for about 15 minutes.  Remove from the stove and add the cilantro.  This will form your sauce.

The Beans:

In a fry pan over medium high heat add 1 Tablespoon of butter. Add the chopped onions and cook until they become clear.  Add a can of black beans and allow to fry until warm.  You can also substitute refried beans

Place a large non stick  fry pan on medium-high heat and the tortillas to warm. They will take about 30 seconds - cook both sides

Fry the eggs over the lowest heat possible.  Place 1-2 tablespoons of butter into the fry pan on a low but no more than a  medium heat. Break the eggs into a small plate.  Add four eggs to the fry pan and fry for two to three minutes - when they just start to "set" sprinkle the cheese on. Cover and allow to cook for another minute.

To Plate--  place the tortilla on a plate - top with the eggs, beans, and the sauce. 

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