Recipe: Healthy Mexican Huevos Rancheros

I came home from work to eat lunch and was thinking that I wanted to try eating something new, instead of making my usual salad. So I headed to Google and searched for some healthy huevos rancheros recipes. I got ideas from a few different recipes online and then came up with my own version.

Ever since I visited Mexico in May, I always have a craving for the foods I ate there. They were all so delicious!

Huevos Rancheros are a popular breakfast dish in Mexico. It is comprised of sunny-side eggs served upon lightly fried corn tortillas and topped with cheese, lettuce, and a tomato-onion-chili sauce. You can also add refried beans, Mexican-style rice, and slices of avocado.
Here is how you make them:

Ingredients (makes 2 servings):

1 teaspoon organic extra virgin olive oil or avocado oil

1/2 onion, minced

1-2 cloves of garlic, minced

1 medium organic tomato, minced

2 tablespoon chopped jalapeno peppers/chilis (optional)

1/4 teaspoon hot sauce

Salt and Pepper

Pinch of Cumin

2 large organic eggs

A few handfuls of chopped organic romaine lettuce

Shredded organic white cheddar cheese

2 teaspoons chopped cilantro (optional)

Half an avocado, sliced

2 corn tortillas

Directions:

1. Heat the oil in a saucepan. Add onions and garlic and cook for a few minutes. Then add tomatoes, peppers/chilis, cumin, hot sauce, salt and pepper and cook for a few more minutes. Set aside in a bowl and cover to keep warm.

2. Clean the saucepan. In the same saucepan, lightly brush the tortillas with olive or avocado oil on both sides. Heat for a few minutes on each side until they get crispy and pockets of air bubbles start to form inside. Set aside on a plate and cover to keep warm.

3. In the same pan, add a bit more oil. Add eggs, salt and pepper. Cover and cook sunny-side up, so the yolks are a still a little runny (or to your liking). Add a bit of water if the eggs start to get stuck on the pan.

4. To serve, place the eggs on top of a tortilla, topped with tomato sauce mixture, lettuce, shredded cheese, avocado slices, and cilantro. You can also add warm black beans or refried beans to this recipe (cook with the tomato sauce mixture).

ENJOY!

Inspired by the following website:

http://www.skinnytaste.com/2011/04/huevos-rancheros.html?m=1

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