Huevos Rancheros with Chorizo

Huevos Rancheros with Chorizo
Staff Writer
Huevos Rancheros
DK Publishing
Huevos Rancheros

This classic Mexican dish of "ranch-style eggs" makes a substantial and delicious breakfast with a fabulous kick. If you prepare the recipe up to the end of step 3 the night before, you might get it ready to serve in just five minutes.

4
Servings
387
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

Sausage Alternative: Merguez; Chistorra Csabi kolbasz PGI

Ingredients

  • 6  tablespoons  olive oil
  • onion, finely chopped
  • garlic cloves, crushed
  • dried chiles, finely chopped
  • 1  teaspoon  smoked paprika
  • One  14-ounce can chopped tomatoes
  • 1/2  teaspoon  granulated sugar
  • 1  tablespoon  chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 10  ounces  cooked waxy potatoes, cut into 3/4-inch cubes
  • 7  ounces  spicy Mexican chorizo, peeled if necessary, cut into 3/4-inch cubes
  • large eggs
  • 2  tablespoons  chopped cilantro

Directions

Heat 4 tablespoons of the oil in a small, heavy saucepan. Add the onion and cook over medium heat fro 5 minutes until softened. Add the garlic, chilies, and paprika, and cook gently for 1 minute. Add the tomatoes, sugar, and parsley, and bring to a boil. Season, reduce the heat, and simmer for 30 minutes.

When the salsa has reduced to a thick, dark sauce, remove from the heat and mash it with a potato masher. Set aside.

In a large, heavy frying pan, heat the remaining oil. Cook the potatoes for 5 minutes over medium heat. Add the chorizo and cook for 5 more minutes, until everything is well browned.

Take the pan from the heat and stir in the tomato salsa. Make 4 large holes in the mixture and crack the eggs into the holes.

Return the pan to the heat and cook the eggs for 5 minutes, or until cooked as you prefer. Sprinkle with the cilantro and serve from the pan, with tortillas or crusty bread on the side.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
29g
41%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
22g
92%
Cholesterol
66mg
22%
Carbohydrate, by difference
6g
5%
Protein
26g
57%
Vitamin B-12
2µg
83%
Calcium, Ca
18mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
8µg
2%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
22mg
7%
Niacin
4mg
29%
Phosphorus, P
201mg
29%
Selenium, Se
22µg
40%
Sodium, Na
378mg
25%
Water
91g
3%
Zinc, Zn
4mg
50%

Huevos Rancheros Shopping Tip

Try to make some time and head to the nearest farmers' market and treat yourself to some farm fresh eggs. They may be pricier but you get every cent back in flavor and a golden orange yolk.

Huevos Rancheros Cooking Tip

With eggs, cooking at a low temperature is almost always preferred. It allows the eggs to keep better texture. Also if you ever mix your uncooked and hard boiled eggs, do not fret. A trick to distinguish the two is a spin on the counter top. Hard boiled eggs will spin with ease while uncooked eggs won't get any momentum.