Today is the second in a series of four posts, featuring TexMex dishes from the All-American/TexMex page here on Ethnic foods R Us. This Soul Food Fried Alligator recipe is not only delicious it’s a unique ethnic culinary experience you’ll not soon forget.
There are many versions of “Huevos Rancheros” (Eggs Ranch-style), but this Huevos Rancheros Southwest recipe is gourmet TexMex at its best. It is typically a breakfast dish, but I’ve had Huevos Rancheros Southwest for lunch and/or dinner, too. Tastes great anytime of day!
Huevos Rancheros Southwest Recipe-
- 4 corn tortillas, 6″ diameter
- 1 cup canned refried beans with chipotle peppers
- 2 tbsp. butter
- 8 large eggs
- freshly ground coarse sea salt and black peppercorns, to taste
- 1⁄2 cup freshly grated Queso Monterrey Jack cheese
- 1 avocado
- 2 tsp. fresh squeezed lime juice
- 1⁄2 cup prepared TexMex salsa
- 1⁄2 cup sour cream
- 1⁄4 cup fresh cilantro, coarsely chopped
- 2 green onions, white and green parts, rough chopped
- Preheat your oven’s broiler.
- Lightly toast your tortillas one at a time holding them with tongs over a gas flame, or in a non-greased cast-iron skillet over high heat.
- Put the toasted tortillas on a baking sheet, then spread each one with 1/4 of the refried beans. Use tin or aluminum foil (or another baking sheet) to cover and keep them warm.
- In a large skillet over medium-high flame, heat the butter until it is very hot but not yet smoking, and the bubbling has stopped.
- Reduce the heat to medium-low, then crack the eggs carefully (to not break the yolks) directly into the hot butter. Depending on the size of your skillet, you may need to work in batches. Fry the eggs, jostling the pan now and then to prevent the eggs from sticking. Season with salt and pepper to taste, and fry to the desired doneness with a lid on the skillet. Usually only 2 minutes is all it takes for “sunny-side up” (yolks still soft and bright yellow), 3 minutes for medium done (yolks turned white but still soft inside), and 4 minutes for well done (yolks cooked through and hard).
- To begin assembling your Southwest Huevos Rancheros, place 2 eggs atop each tortilla, then 2 tablespoons of the grated cheese sprinkled over the eggs. Place them under the broiler to melt the cheese.
- While they are broiling, dice the avocado and toss it with the lime juice – this not only adds zesty flavor, it also prevents the avocado from discoloring.
- Pull the tortillas out of the oven, and top each one with 2 tablespoons of the TexMex salsa and 2 tablespoons of sour cream. Garnish each tortilla serving with 1/4 of the diced avocado, 1 tablespoon of green onion, and 1 tablespoon of cilantro.
- That’s it, you are finished! Serve up your Huevos Rancheros Southwest and enjoy an authentic TexMex meal with some family or friends.
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