eats /// huevos rancheros

 

There used to a restaurant that served up the best huevos rancheros that ever was, sadly its been gone for years but the memory of this dish, the comfort and tastiness, has stayed with me. It has been some thing that I have tried several time to recreate and I finally hit the mark with this recipe! I made a giant batch of the baja beans and it gave me enough left overs to make the huevos rancheros that have been haunting me. This would make an excellent brunch dish as most of it can be made ahead of time; to make my life easier I made the beans in a crock pot.

huevos rancheros with mango salsa + chipotle crema

The bean recipe serves 8-10 and can easily be halved. I make a full batch cause they are delicious and I can create several meals for the week, from burritos to beans and rice (I make cilantro lime brown rice). The beans would also be a great addition to any backyard bbq!

baja baked beans (adapted from rebar)

-4 cups of black beans soaked overnight
-1/2 bunch of cilantro, chopped
-1 tbs cumin seed
-1 tbs dried oregano
-1 tbs pure chile powder
-6 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped
-1 yellow onion, chopped
-1.5 tsp salt
-2 tbs chipotle puree
-1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
-1 can tomato paste
-1/3 cup red wine vinegar

Place all ingredients in a crock pot and cover with cold water by one inch. Set on high and cook for 4-5hrs (crock pot temperatures may vary). If desired you can then ladle beans into a baking dish and bake at 350 for an hour or until desired consistency is reached. Let beans rest 10 minutes before serving.

mango salsa
-1 ripe mango
-1/2 red bell
-1/4 red onion
-handful of cilantro
-half or whole jalepeno
-juice of half a lime
-s+p

Dice all ingredients, squeeze lime over mix, season to taste, let sit 10 mins

chipotle crema
-3 heaping tbs sour cream
-1 heaping tbs mayo
-chipotle puree to liking.

Mix sour cream and mayo together till combined; add chipotle puree a little at a time till desired heat is achieved.

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I assembled ours over cornbread, just like i had it before, but to make life easier you can heat up 2 corn tortillas per serving. Whichever base you choose; slather with beans, top with a sunny side up egg (or two), spoon on the mango salsa + top with chipotle crema and have your idea of huevos rancheros forever changed!

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