Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Huevos Rancheros

I've made quite a few variations on huevos rancheros.  My quickest and easiest version is a heated can of Goya black beans in sauce, warmed tortillas, sunny side up eggs, and herdez salsa verde.  All done in about 5 minutes.  This version, from Rick Bayless, is a bit more complicated, but not much. I cooked the black beans from scratch, but they never reached the degree of tenderness you get with the canned beans.  Any suggestions?

Nevertheless, I persevered and made them into chunky refried beans.  The ranchero sauce was much easier.  Just toss a can of charred tomatoes, 1/2 an onion, 2 cloves of garlic, and chipotles in adobo to taste into a blender.  When it is thoroughly combined, cook it down for about 5 minutes to thicken while you cook your eggs.  Plate the whole mess on top of some tortillas and your ready to go with dinner or a very hearty breakfast.

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