Huevos Rancheros (Tex-Mex)

READY IN: 30mins




  • Sauce: Sauté onions, bell peppers, garlic, and jalapeno in olive oil until onions are soft. Keep the temp low as to not burn the garlic. Add the remaining ingredients and simmer for 15 minutes. Start with one tablespoon of paste. If still too thin, add more. Keep warm if using right away, otherwise reheat when ready.
  • Eggs: This is the best way to make perfect over-easy eggs. For this meal, it's best to make them last. Melt butter in frying pan that has a lid. When butter is getting frothy, gently crack eggs so you don't break the yokes. Salt and pepper to taste. When whites are set, turn up the heat slightly, pour the water in between the eggs, and cover. Remove lid and serve as soon as the "skin" has set over the yokes. This only takes 30 seconds to a minute, so keep an eye on them.
  • Sides: Remove from casing and brown chorizo, remove and reserve the grease. Fry the refried beans in the chorizo drippings until soft and bubbly. Salt and pepper to taste. Add cooked chorizo and stir. Add a little water if to keep the beans thin and a little soupy.
  • Meanwhile, warm tortillas on a hot griddle. About one minute per side. Keep warm.
  • To serve: Place two eggs on one side of the plate. Spoon refried beans on the other--if they are the right consistancy they should spread to cover their side of the plate. Top and surround the eggs generously with the sauce. All but the rim of the plate should covered with eggs, sauce, and beans. Sprinkle cheese on the beans. Serve with several warm tortillas for scooping on the side.