Saturday, 29 October 2016

Huevos Rancheros

Top o'the evening to you, and happy Halloween! Have you made any plans yet or attended any parties already?

Kev and I went last night to one our friends were hosting and it was great! It was just lovely to catch up with some friends and meet new people! Over the past few weeks I have been packing and moving and unpacking and it's been very hectic on top of work and college - but I got there in the end.... Phew!

But now - Food! I thought I would give you this little number below. If you want to make it vegan, why not fry up some garlicky mushrooms instead of using egg. or add some marinated, fried tofu?

Huevos Rancheros
(Serves 2)

2 corn tortillas
1 tin beans (I used butter beans)
2 garlic cloves
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp mild chilli power
Salt and pepper
2 tomatoes, chopped
Three Spring onions
1/2 chilli (I only used 1/3)
2 eggs (or mushrooms, or tofu)
Fresh coriander, chopped

1 avocado. small dice/sliced
Juice of 1/2 lime

- Start by making the refried beans: Have 2 tbsp oil in a frying pan and fry the garlic on medium heat for about a minute. Add the cumin, salt, pepper, chilli, and chilli powder and fry for a further minute. Tip in the beans and heat up, before mashing with a potato masher (you can add a little bit of water if it gets too dry).

- Now tip in the tomatoes and heat through, swirl in the Spring onions towards the end. Once done, take it off the heat but keep it warm.

- Fry the eggs/mushrooms/tofu the way you like them and once that is sizzling, simply prepare the avocado and have it in a small serving bowl with the lime juice, stir gently so it's all covered in the juice.

- Fry/heat the tortillas (I blast mine on the gas stove top - it tastes fantastic! As if they're freshly made!), then plate up, top with the bean mix, the zingy avocado, eggs/mushrooms/tofu and fresh coriander - et voila! You have yourself a little feast!

Roll them up or eat them with cutlery, it might get messy - but it is sooo worth it!

- Jules

Original recipe:
Spice it Up! p. 60


  1. Ooh, this looks delicious!
    You make eggs especially how I like them. I need to try this sometime :)

    1. Thank you! I always put a lid on top of the eggs so they "poach fry" :D Super easy to whip up - hope you like it! x