Source: Julie Van Rosendaal | Category: Breakfast, Sauté/Stir-Frying

Huevos Rancheros

Eggs simmered in a robust tomato-chorizo sauce and served with a crispy tortilla – is there a better breakfast? (Or heck, lunch or dinner!) Canola oil’s neutral flavor lets the spices and other ingredients take center stage. Plus its high heat tolerance is ideal for frying tortillas.

Huevos Rancheros

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp canola oil 15 mL
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 small red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 fresh chorizo or Italian sausages
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tsp chili powder 10 mL
  • 1 tsp cumin 5 mL
  • 1 can (14 oz/796 mL) whole tomatoes, preferably in tomato puree
  • 1/4 tsp salt 1 mL
  • 1/4 tsp pepper 1 mL
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta 125 mL
  • 6 small corn tortillas
  • 3 Tbsp canola oil 45 mL

Instructions

  • 1. In large, heavy skillet or shallow pot, heat 1 Tbsp (15 mL) canola oil and sauté onion, red pepper and jalapeno 4-5 minutes, until soft. Squeeze sausage out of casing into pot and cook, breaking meat up with spoon until no longer pink.
  • 2. Add garlic, chili powder and cumin, cooking another minute or two. Add tomatoes, breaking them up with a spoon, until mixture simmers and thickens. Season with salt and pepper.
  • 3. When sauce is at even simmer, make six little dents with spoon in surface of sauce and crack an egg into each. Cover pan or pot and cook until egg whites are opaque but yolks are still soft.
  • 4. Meanwhile, in small skillet, heat about 1/2 inch of canola oil and cook each tortilla until golden and crisp, turning with tongs as necessary. Remove from oil and transfer to paper towel-lined plate to drain and sprinkle with salt.

Yield

6 servings

serving size

1 cup (250 mL) with egg and 1 tortilla

nutritional analysis

Per Serving

Calories380
Total Fat26 g
Saturated Fat7 g
Cholesterol215 mg
Carbohydrates23 g
Fiber3 g
Sugars4 g
Protein15 g
Sodium700 mg
Potassium360 mg