I love breakfast, it’s truly my favourite meal of the day. I would take breakfast over dinner any day! Now it’s not only because I think it’s important to start the day with a hearty and healthy meal, but also because apart from a keeping trim point of view, you have the whole day to burn off those calories! It’s like having a cheat card!
More importantly, it’s the only meal where you can boldly mix sweet and savoury with no judgement! Case in point, I ran into a friend having brunch yesterday, and he told me that he requested that the standard scrambled eggs be replaced with Nigerian egg sauce instead and of course, they obliged.
So, seeing as it’s my favourite meal, i’m always excited to discover new ways for me to start my day. That’s how I found an amazing recipe for Huevos Rancheros. Literally translated as ranchers eggs, it’s a Mexican breakfast that’s traditionally eaten by farmers. Now, i’m no farmer, but you can be sure as hell that i’ll be whipping up this tasty breakfast in the near future! Read on to discover how to transform your mornings!
- 150g chorizo (optional)
- 2 avocados (optional)
Prepare the salsa: Set a grater in a large bowl; grate the tomatoes and onion into the bowl. Add the jalapeno, chopped garlic, hot sauce, cumin and salt and pepper to taste.
Heat a medium skillet over low heat and add 2 teaspoons olive oil. Fry the salsa in the oil until it thickens slightly, 3 minutes. Remove to a bowl and set aside.
Add the beans to the same pan along with the smashed garlic, 1/2 cup warm water and a pinch of salt; cook over low heat until warmed through, smashing slightly with a fork.
Meanwhile, heat the remaining 2 tablespoons oil in another skillet. Fry the eggs sunny-side up; season with pepper.
Place 1 warm tortilla on each plate. Divide the beans among them, then top with a fried egg, some salsa and cheese and avocado if you’re using it. Sprinkle with coriander and serve with the remaining salsa.
If you’re crazy, you can also make them with chorizo for a lovely smokey taste, just cook 150grams in a frying pan and add them and the fragrant oil to the salsa!
Recipe taken from www.foodnetwork.com