Huevos Rancheros.

If you are unfamiliar with huevos rancheros, you are seriously missing out.  Huevos rancheros is a traditional Mexican dish that is usually eaten as breakfast, but can be eaten for any meal.  The basic components of the dish consists of a tortillas, fried eggs, with a tomato-chili sauce on top.  The great thing about this dish is you can add pretty much anything you like.  Here’s my version:

  1. Cook up some chorizo or regular breakfast sausage.  Chorizo is a smokier sausage that typically has red pepper added to it.
  2. Coat the bottom of a large pan LIGHTLY with oil.  Drop a tortilla in flat and let it sit until slightly crisp.  I’m talking SLIGHTLY browned.
  3. Fry two eggs.  I usually cook them over easy, but it’s up to you.
  4. Put tortilla on a plate, add chorizo on top of tortilla, and eggs on top of the chorizo.
  5. Add as much tomato-chili sauce as you want.  Canned enchilada sauce works great for this.
  6. Sprinkle cheese on top of that.
  7. I always put the dish in my toaster oven for a minute or so just to melt the cheese on top.

There you have it.  You can serve this with beans and rice, or just eat it by itself.