Huevos Rancheros with Chorizo

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Huevos Rancheros with Chorizo
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.

Ready in
1 h 10 m
4
Servings
569
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

Sausage Alternative: Merguez; Chistorra Csabi kolbasz PGI

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 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
  • 4 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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
44g
68%
Sugar
5g
N/A
Saturated Fat
12g
58%
Cholesterol
230mg
77%
Protein
21g
42%
Carbs
22g
7%
Vitamin A
127µg
14%
Vitamin B12
1µg
24%
Vitamin B6
0.7mg
37.2%
Vitamin C
31mg
52%
Vitamin D
2µg
N/A
Vitamin E
4mg
22%
Vitamin K
40µg
50%
Calcium
91mg
9%
Fiber
5g
18%
Folate (food)
53µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
53µg
13%
Iron
3mg
18%
Magnesium
48mg
12%
Monounsaturated
26g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
4mg
21%
Phosphorus
247mg
35%
Polyunsaturated
5g
N/A
Potassium
850mg
24%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.5mg
28.2%
Sodium
806mg
34%
Sugars, added
0.5g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
1mg
65.5%
Zinc
3mg
19%