Sunday, 1 April 2012

Weekend Breakfast 4 - Huevos Rancheros


Today we ate Huevos Rancheros for breakfast. Suggested, prepared and cooked for me by John. It was completely, totally, wonderfully delicious. It was filling, but I did not feel bloated after eating it. It felt like quite a healthy breakfast  (if you forget the butter the vegetables were cooked in) and I liked the balance of protein to carbohydrate. Bread and bready things usually feature quite heavily in our breakfasts so this made a nice change.

John used the recipe from Rachel Allen's Easy Meals. (The book was a freebie and we have used it often - very good value!) You fry some red onions, red peppers and garlic together in some butter then add chopped tomatoes and cayenne pepper and leave it to cook for a while. Crack in the eggs, leave them to cook in the tomato sauce, then sprinkle cheese on top so that it melts. Easy! But not quick - John was pottering at the stove for half an hour while I lazed around in my dressing gown drinking tea.


I ate mine with sliced avocado and a tortilla. Like so many breakfasts, they would make equally delicious lunches or suppers. 


19 comments:

  1. We make a version of Huevos Rancheros from the Good Food magazine but ours is more of a supper. You add a tin of kidney beans and bake in the oven until the egg sets. It's a great way of getting my children to eat something that if I called it veggie chilli they'd turn their noses up!
    Ellie
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    1. That sounds really good - thanks for the tip. Strangely, chilli is one meal my incredibly fussy children will tuck in to without moaning! Gillian x

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  2. Oooh this looks yummy! Must drop a few hints! Although I rarely have time to eat a leisurely breakfast on Sundays. But I think you're right - this would make a fantastic lunch dish. Am going to try it! Glad the weekend breakfast series is going again - I really like reading these! Elizabeth x

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth, I am enjoying it enormously. It makes me try out new recipes, always fun! Gillian

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  3. Looks so yummy and healthy too! Hope you are enjoying a lovely weekend!

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    1. We have had a busy and tiring weekend but still lovely. I hope you have too. Gillian x

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  4. I was hungry already, now I'm starving!! xx

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    1. I could've eaten two portions. I only didn't because the pan was empty! x

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  5. Oh my, that looks delicious, and easy enough for even me to try (I'm a terrible cook)! PS I have the same cutlery as you, I love it!

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    1. It's lovely, isn't it? Good old Cath Kidston!

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  6. Ooh that looks delicious! I love filling meals that you don't feel guilty about eating x

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  7. Ooh that looks delicious! I love eating filling meals that you don't feel guilty about afterwards x

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    1. Me too...except the avocado. But apparently that is super high in vitamin C or something, so it's ok! x

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  8. yum! this is one of my all-time favorite breakfasts! i like to add some beans to mine for an extra protein punch. and i would be naughty and add sour cream...

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    1. Sour cream! Why didn't I think of that? Next time...

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  9. Those look fantastic!! Love this idea! Glad you shared!

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  10. These look and sound amazing. Will most certainly be trying this out soon.

    ... and butter IS good for you. Your body needs that good healthy fat!!
    http://www.westonaprice.org/food-features/why-butter-is-better

    rachel

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    1. Hi Rachel, I am totally with you on the butter thing! I am always telling my Mum to stop using those revolting olive spreads or margarine. They are full of water and chemicals. And butter just tastes SO good... Gillian x

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