Huevos rancheros

Huevos Rancheros

Huevos Rancheros

This was my favourite brunch choice at Giraffe in Richmond, a fried egg, refried beans on a tortilla with salsa. The veggie option in Giraffe included mushrooms instead of chorizo. Since we moved we have tried to recreate this dish at home.

  • tortilla
  • eggs
  • pinto beans
  • chilli
  • pimento peppers
  • tomatoe puree
  • cumin
  • avacado
  • onion
  • tomatoe
  • lime
  • corriander

Start by making the refried beans. Fry a finely chopped onion in some olive oil once softend add a pinch of dried chilli (smoked chilli could be a good alternative). Add some chopped pimento pepper (or jalepeno). Drain can of pinto beans and add to the mixture, use a fork to smash up some of the beans.Add a pinch of cumin and some tomatoe puree and leave to simmer

Meanwhile make the salsa, simply chop some onion, tomatoes and avacado, season, add olive oil and lime juice and finish with some fresh corriander

Heat up a couple of tortillas and fry some eggs.

Once the eggs are cooked you are ready to eat, spread the beans over the tortilla lay a fried egg on top with salsa at the side.