Huevos rancheros super-brunch

Planning on having a weekend full of Christmas shopping? Maybe you should consider having this super easy brunch before you get on with your gift buying duties. Called (by me) breakfast of campeones (champions!) is the ultimate energy supplier for those shopping-bag-carrying times.

Ingredients for huevos rancheros - Irene loves crafts

This is what you’ll need for 4 portions (get some friends over, no?)

  • 2 cans of plum tinned tomatoes
  • 2 ripe beef tomatoes or several tomatoes on the vine
  • juice from one lemon
  • coriander
  • garlic
  • red onion
  • 4 eggs – or as per demand
  • spinach
  • 1 or 2 fresh chillies
  • olive oil
  • salt, pepper and sugar
  • chorizo (optional – but I say yes!)
  • chickpeas (optional – but recommended if you have loads of shopping to do)

Huevos rancheros recipe step 1

Cut your chorizo in slices and fry on a medium heat. You don’t need to use oil for this as the fat from the chorizo will melt and it’ll make it delicious but not over-oiled. Take off the heat after 3-4 minutes so it’s not too done and set aside but keep warm.

Huevos rancheros recipe step 2

Chop your red onion and chillies and fry them on a medium heat on a big clean pan. The pan will have to hold all the eggs and sauce. Puree or finely chop your garlic and add to the frying pan. Reduce the heat.

Huevos rancheros recipe step 3

After a couple of minutes, chop your fresh tomatoes and add them to the pan with the tinned tomatoes. Let it simmer away for 10 minutes or until the sauce has reduced and it’s become a bit thicker. Add lemon juice, season it and add half a teaspoon of caster sugar – this will reduce the acidity of the tomatoes. Taste and season again if you need it.

Huevos rancheros recipe step 4

Chop your spinach and add to the pan. Stir until it’s wilted. Add your eggs carefully and let them bake for a few minutes. I like mine runny but it’s totally up to you.

Huevos rancheros recipe step 5

Add the chopped coriander  and the chorizo just before you serve it. Super delicious eaten with some freshly toasted bread. Enjoy!

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3 thoughts on “Huevos rancheros super-brunch

  1. U simply must must MUST post the recipe for the amaIng spanish potatoes egg frittata thingy! I already forgot it and it is glorious!!! 😉

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