I’m really enjoying trying out south American flavours and recipes. I’ve ordered a selection of spices from Seasoned Pioneers, and I used their Central American spice mix, which includes cumin, paprika, salt, pepper, roasted garlic, roasted red chillies, cayenne, all-spice, thyme and oregano, and some onion salt. They suggested making huevos rancheros, so I made this tonight.
- Cooking oil; I used sunflower oil
- 1 onion, sliced
- 2 cloves of garlic, peeled and minced
- 1 can of red kidney beans
- 2 tsp central American spice mix
- 4 eggs
- 4 warm tortillas
- 1 chopped tomato
- Chopped jalapeno peppers (I bought pickled ones in buth Neillie)
- Avocado, lime, coriander leaf to serve
- Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan, and gently fry the onion with a good pinch of salt, until it is soft.
- Add the garlic, cook for another minute.
- Stir in the beans, spice mix and 75ml water. Cook for 7 minutes or so. Don’t let this get dry.
- Roughly mash the beans and set aside to prepare the rest.
- Warm the tortillas and fry the eggs.
- On each tortilla, spread the bean mixture, and then add the chopped tomato, jalapenos, fried egg, and garnish with coriander.
- Serve with dishes of avocado, and lime wedges.
We didn’t have any avocados, I have not had good luck with these locally over the years, so I don’t buy them.