Monday, 29 October 2012 - , , , , , , 0 comments

RECIPE : Huevos Rancheros

Huevos Rancheros, or 'Rancher's Eggs', is a traditional Mexican breakfast dish consisting of eggs served with spicy tomato sauce.
My version has a crispy, toasted wrap 'bowl' to house the delicious, rich tomato sauce. This contrasts beautifully with the soft, creamy poached egg which is snuggled inside.
This dish is delicious for breakfast, brunch or a light snack. You could even class it as a side dish to a larger breakfast served with some low-fat sausages.
It works out to 5pp/approx.250kcal per portion.


You Will Need: (Per Serving)

1/2 a Warburtons Squareish wrap
15g Chorizo/Quorn equivalent
2 fresh tomatoes
1/2 clove garlic
Pinch chilli flakes
4 tablespoons passata
1 medium egg
Fresh herbs


Start by folding half a Warburtons Squareish wrap into a 'bowl' shape in a ramekin dish. Spray with a little Frylight Sunflower oil.

Place another ramekin on top so that the wrap keeps its shape when cooking.
Bake at 200 degrees centigrade for 10 minutes, then turn the oven down to 150 degrees and remove the top ramekin to allow the base to cook through. (About 5-10 minutes)

While the wrap is baking, fry the chorizo in a small frying pan with roughly chopped fresh tomatoes. If you make more than one portion, use separate pans so that you can keep control of your weighed portions of chorizo.

Add the garlic, chilli flakes and passata to the tomatoes. You can make this as mild or as spicy as you like. Cook for a minute, then make a well in the centre. Add the egg.

Pop a lid on the pan and allow the egg to poach gently in the bubbling tomatoes. This should take around 5 minutes.

Place the wrap 'bowl' onto your serving plate. I leave it in the ramekin dish to give it the support to hold the mixture. 

To serve, put some of the tomato mixture in the base of the wrap 'bowl'. Carefully, add the egg.

Pile the rest of the tomato mixture on top but leave the egg 'peeping' out. Garnish with fresh, torn herbs of your choice. Sprinkle with paprika.

 You could make this more authentically Mexican by serving it with some reduced fat sour cream or creme fraiche and some guacamole. Add any extra propoints/calories if you do this.


A Ranchy Breakfast!




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