Huevos Rancheros

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Why This Recipe Works

When developing a huevos rancheros recipe, we looked at each layer of the dish separately to produce a quick, satisfying, south-of-the-border meal of tortillas, eggs, and salsa. Starting at the top, we enhanced the flavor of the salsa’s tom...

Why This Recipe Works

When developing a huevos rancheros recipe, we looked at each layer of the dish separately to produce a quick, satisfying, south-of-the-border meal of tortillas, eggs, and salsa. Starting at the top, we enhanced the flavor of the salsa’s tomatoes, chiles, and onions with a little tomato paste and then roasted them. Poaching the eggs in the hot salsa not only left them looking perfect but also gave them a boost of flavor. For the final touch to our huevos rancheros recipe, we brushed supermarket tortillas with oil, sprinkled a little salt on top, and toasted them so they'd be crisp and dry enough to provide a sturdy and flavorful base for the eggs and salsa.

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More Tex-Mex FavoritesSeason 7, Ep. 713

Getting this humble Mexican breakfast just right is easy when you have homemade tortillas and ripe tomatoes lying around. All we had were mediocre supermarket staples.