Huevos Rancheros for Two
The chickens are working overtime! With the first whispers of spring in the air . . . we have a dozen fresh eggs coming our way every few days. I put this quick and delicious dinner for two utilizing a number of leftovers (vegetarian chili and guacamole) and on-hand items. The only ingredient that took me down the block to the store was for a can of salsa ranchera (smokey, tangy, and a little sour), but your favorite salsa will do just fine. This is a great family-friendly meal because it's so easy to modify to suit different pallets and appetites. (I like my egg yolks bright and runny, Matt likes them cooked through. I'm full after a half portion - a single tortilla and egg. He needs the full order.) Spicy, mild, vegetarian, or meat . . . the sky is the limit! This batch was made for two hungry diners, but double or triple it with ease for larger groups.
- 4 small corn tortillas
- 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
- 4 oz. shredded pepper jack cheese
- crème fraîche or sour cream
- 1 c. leftover chili (canned is fine, whatever you like)
- 1 small can salsa ranchera (I used Herdez)
- 1 green onion, thinly sliced
- 4 eggs
- salt and pepper
- guacamole, pickled jalapeño peppers, hot sauce for topping
Spray a 13x9" baking dish with cooking oil and begin assembly.
Remove cooked tortillas from oven and plate. Dollop each with guacamole, additional crème fraîche, salsa, and other desired toppings. Add cooked eggs on top. Eat! Enjoy!