Anything for love "huevos" rancheros

Discussion in 'Side Items' started by addtotaste, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. If you have a partner you have been where I was this morning. Dreaming from the night before about using my texmex left overs for my very first attempt at Huevos Rancheros. Getting up I asked "TheHusband" if he would like a cheese omelette and got a resounding "yes" so bounced (as much as an 8 months pregnant lady can) off into the kitchen to make our respective breakfasts. I open the carton of eggs only to discover 2 lonely eggs staring back at me.

    What do I do? Tell make TheHusband porridge and hope he forgets he was offered eggs, or give up on my breakfast fantasies? As you may have guessed from the title of this post I chose to forfeit the eggs. I however do not regret it as my breakfast was delicious (and ultimately way too much for me anyway)


    I started off heating though the salsa I made the night before

    2 tomatoes

    1 red bell pepper

    1 yellow bell pepper

    1 tsp Cayenne pepper

    1 tbs lemon juice

    1 tsp olive oil

    1 tsp fresh chopped cilantro.

    When that started bubbling away I threw in what was left of my texmex mince:

    1kg beef mince (80/20 - thank you africanmeat)

    1 large white onion (chopped)

    2 cloves garlic (crushed)

    1 tbs smoked paprika 

    2 tbs cocoa powder

    1 tin "Italian" tomatoes (garlic and oregano added)

    1 cup veg stock

    1 tsp packed dark brown sugar

    Salt and lemon pepper to taste

    Fry off the onions until just starting to brown, on a high heat add the mince and cook. When the meat has a nice colour to it, add the garlic and the paprika. Stir well then add the tinned tomatoes, the veg stock. Stir in the cocoa powder and the sugar and season lightly. Let it cook on a medium heat for as long as possible, just before serving check seasoning again and adjust as needed. 


    I heated up a skillet to lightly fry my homemade flour tortilla:

    3 1/2 cups all purpose flour

    1 tsp salt

    1/2 tsp baking powder

    70ml sunflower oil

    1 1/2 cups hot water

    Mix all the ingredients together one by one, kneed till everything is incorporated and allow to rest, covered with a tea towel, for 15 minutes. Roll into balls weighing approx. 1,5oz and place on a floured surface. Cover and allow to rest for 10 more minutes. Roll out the tortillas and place between sheets of wax paper. Heat a skillet really hot and place the tortilla down, when it just starts to bubble turn it over. It will puff up. Keep it on that side for about half a minute then flip it again, half a minute then done. I made 18 so I placed them in tinfoil in a warmed oven till ready to eat.

    I spooned the mince and salsa mixture onto my tortilla, sprinkled some grated cheese, added some fresh avo, sour cream and fresh cilantro. 


    I planned to eat it with my hands till I realised the tortilla was just not big enough (I need a larger skillet)
  2. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That looks awesome!!!

    Nothing boring---Just like your Dad !!!


  3. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That looks awesome! What a different take. Not even an egg on time. [​IMG]
  4. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Looks great...
  5. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great. We are all gonna benefit from having you and your dad here!
  6. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great!

    Good luck and good smoking.
  7. mmmmmm! awesome! I wouldn't mind eating that to start my day. Great job.
  8. Well I got it from somewhere :)

    I now have a full tray of eggs so hopefully next time I won't run out :)

    Thank you :)

    Thank you :) I hope I can live up to that :)

    Thank you

    It WAS a great start to the day and TheHusband at the leftovers for a midnight snack :)
  9. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    now you have to do one for me[​IMG]

  10. With pleasure :)
  11. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    I can see having you here with your Dad is going to be great.

    You guys have some awesome recipes!
  12. Heck, you could have even cracked the egges right into the pan...The pics look delicious.
  13. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Heck, Ya might as well make me one too as long as you're at it.... Looks incredible from here, and if it was my wife that offered to make eggs and she was out, I'd be driving to the market for eggs. "The Husband" has got it made.
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2011
  14. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Your Breakfast looks Awesome and Thanks for sharing the Recipe!

    Congratulations to You and your Hubby on the impending Birth!...JJ

  15. heheh I didn't tell him till I was done :)

    Thank you very much :)
  16. raymo76

    raymo76 Smoking Fanatic

    oh my, that looks mighty yummy!
  17. It was :) 

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