Sunday, September 16, 2012

Huevos Rancheros - Mexican Fiesta! #SundaySupper

It's a Mexican Fiesta!  Celebrating with #SundaySupper!

 In the early hours of September 16th, 1810, Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, a priest in the small town of Dolores, Guanajuato, rang the church bell to gather the townspeople. He called for the people of Mexico to rise up against the Spanish Crown, thus initiating Mexico's War of Independence. The country did not achieve independence until 1821, but it is this event, known as the Grito de Dolores which is commemorated every year in town squares across Mexico.


Grab an icy Margarita and let's get the party started!
Our Hostesses this week are Heather @girlchef and Isabel @FamilyFoodie.
You might want to start with this hearty breakfast before you start downing those margaritas.  I love salsa with my eggs, scrambled or omelets - I always add some salsa or hot sauce.  This recipe for Huevos rancheros, the gorgeous mess of fried eggs smothered in a spicy tomato sauce, served over warm tortillas with rice and refried beans has become a favorite on both sides of the border.  Saying Buenas Dias with this hearty dish makes it a very good morning indeed.

  • 12 plum tomatoes, cored
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 jalapeno, stemmed and minced
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
Heat a 12-inch cast-iron skillet over high heat.  Add the tomatoes and cook, turning until the skins blacken, 8-10 minutes.  This caused a bit of smoke in my kitchen, so I roasted them on the grill.

Peel the tomatoes, puree in a blender, strain through a sieve
or a food mill and set aside.

Heat 1 Tbsp. canola oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat.  Add the garlic, jalapenos, and onions and cook until soft, 6-8 minutes.  Add the tomato puree and bring to a boil.  Stir in the lime juice and season with salt and pepper.  Simmer for about 10 minutes until slightly reduced.  Keep warm.

Heat 1 Tbsp. oil in a 12-inch non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.  Add 2 tortillas to the skillet and cook, flipping once, until warmed and slightly golden.

In the same skillet, carefull break 2 eggs into pan;  sprinkle with salt and pepper.  When whites are set and edges cooked, add 1 Tbsp. water.  Cover skillet and cook eggs to desired doneness.

Top each tortilla with a fried egg and tomato sauce.  Garnish with pickled jalapeno slices.  Serve with rice and refried beans.  Add some pico de gallo, montery jack cheese and sour cream to top it all off!

Join us around the family table this week for our #SundaySupper Mexican Fiesta - this is a party that you won't want to miss.  We hope to inspire you with these mouthwatering recipes from our talented contributors.  We will be sharing them all day long and would love for you to share your favorite Mexican and Mexican-inspired recipes during our #SundaySupper live chat at 7pm (Eastern).
    Sopas (Soups), Ensaladas (Salads), and Entremeses (Starters)
    La Comida (the food)

    Postres (desserts)
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    Please be sure you join us on Twitter throughout the day (this coming Sunday, September 16) during #SundaySupper. We’ll be meeting up at 7:00 pm (Eastern) for our weekly #SundaySupper  live chat where we’ll talk about our favorite recipes for a Mexican Fiesta! All you have to do is follow the #SundaySupper hashtag, or you can follow us through TweetChat!  We’d also love to feature your Mexican Fiesta recipes on our #SundaySupper Pinterest board and share them with all of our followers!

    ~Adapted from Saveur


    1. I´ll follow your advice and have these wonderful huevos with a margarita! They look good!

    2. Huevos rancheros are one of my favorite breakfast indulgences. They are so amazing!!! Yours look spectacular...

    3. Mmmmmm, these look fabulous and I love that you made your own salsa!

    4. OMG, this is absolutely gorgeous! I'd love a big ole plateful!!! The pickled jalapenos are just the icing on the cake:@)

    5. Oh my goodness I just want to dive into that plate of food.

    6. What a great way to start the day! Well, maybe not with a margarita right now :)

    7. The tomato-jalapeno sauce sounds divine! I think I would make a triple batch so I can use it for this recipe and more.

    8. Oh wow, does that look good. It has just hit the spot. I would have the chef's huevos rancheros every morning when we were in Puerto Vallarta. Something new everyday.

    9. This looks like such a hearty breakfast I have to try it

    10. Huevos Rancheros are my favorite thing to order when I go out to brunch!!! Amazing and so flavorful! Thanks for sharing.

    11. Wish I'd seen this before I had breakfast. Well, maybe not :) Looks so, so good!

    12. The charred tomatoes - I totally wanted to lick the screen! Looks amazing!

    13. Oh my gosh, this is fabulous. This looks so good. I could see me scarfing a whole plate all my lonesome.

    14. This looks so good!! I want to eat it right now!

    15. This is absolutely one of my favorite ways to start the day!! Yours look beautiful. :)

    16. Huevos Rancheros are my favorite! Thanks for sharing. Your photos are amazing!

    17. yum!!! I love eggs, this looks fabulous!

    18. I would get up every morning just to eat this. I would mix the runny eggs, sauce and Mexican rice and just shovel it in my mouth. Yummm.

    19. I'm not a big breakfast fan, but this dish may just change my mind!

    20. Absolutely gorgeous ! Love the grilled tomatoes :) The yellow plate with all the goodies is calling out to me :)


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