You’ve probably figured out by now that I love my Saturday morning breakfasts. During the week my husband and I do our own thing, we’ll have leftovers or just have cereal. But on the weekend, we (well, really, me, but sometimes I can bribe my husband to do it) cook a proper breakfast and we get to eat it in a leisurely fashion before walking the dog. Huevos Rancheros isn’t one that I make very often, but it’s fabulous. I had some avocados recently, so I decided to make it one morning. In fact, I made it twice recently. The first time I just used salsa, and the second time I made this sauce. Let me tell you, the key is the sauce. This sauce is fabulous. You can use jalapenos to it (in place of the chilies), but I like mine to be mild, so I use mild chilies instead. Trust me, this sauce makes this an incredible dish. It’s not something that I make on a morning when I want a quick breakfast – but it’s perfect for a lazy morning, brunch or even breakfast for dinner.
This fabulous dish is perfect for a breakfast, but also makes a perfect brunch. It’s packed with flavor, but it’s also packed with nutrients. The key is this absolutely fabulous sauce.
- 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 green or red bell pepper, chopped
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 small can mild green chilies
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 15 oz can diced tomatoes (do not drain)
- 1 cup vegetable broth
- The Rest:
- 6 corn tortillas
- 1 cup refried beans
- 6 large eggs
- 1 cup shredded cheese
- 1 ripe avocado
- In a skillet, sauté the onions and peppers in the oil for 5 minutes, or until soft.
- Add the cumin, salt, chilies and garlic. Cook for an additional minute.
- Add the tomatoes and juice. Cook for 2 – 3 minutes.
- Add the vegetable broth and cook for an additional 15 minutes, or until the sauce thickens.
- Meanwhile, heat the tortillas and keep warm until serving.
- Heat the refried beans and place the beans on top of the tortillas.
- Fry the eggs, and place the eggs on top of the beans.
- Sprinkle the cheese on the top of the eggs.
- Evenly divide the sauce over the eggs.
- Top with the avocado and serve.
Preparation time: 5 minute(s)
Cooking time: 25 minute(s)
Diet type: Vegetarian
Diet tags: Gluten free
Number of servings (yield): 6
Culinary tradition: Mexican
Entire recipe makes 6 servings
Serving size is about 1 tortilla with toppings
Each serving = 7 Points
PER SERVING: 287 calories; 14g fat;27g carbohydrates; 17g protein; 7g fiber