Huevos Rancheros Casserole
Want to try something different for breakfast? Maybe some out of the ordinary for dinner tonight? Then think about making this recipe for Huevos Rancheros a try. Top servings of huevos casserole with mild or spicy salsa and add a kick to your breakfast or dinner. Add some sliced fresh tomatoes and ripe avocado wedges and you’ll have a meal that will have everyone the table shouting Olé.
Huevo [WAY-voh; Sp. WEH-voh] Spanish for “egg.” Huevo duros are “hard-boiled eggs,” huevos pasados por agua are “soft-boiled eggs,” huevos escalfados are “poached eggs,” huevos fritos are “fried eggs,” and huevos revueltos are “scrambled eggs.”
Huevos Rancheros [WAY-vohs rahn-CHEH-rohs] is Spanish for “rancher’s eggs,” although the more common translation is “country”or “country-style” eggs. Huevos rancheros consists of fried corn tortillas, topped with fried eggs and then a layer of salsa.
flour tortillas, large burrito size
- 1 1/2 cups
shredded queso quesadilla cheese
- 1/2 pound
smoked cooked chorizo sausage or cooked ground beef
- 1 (4 oz) can
chopped green chilies
- 1/2 cup
- 2 teaspoons
- 1/2 teaspoon
- 1/8 teaspoon
- salt and pepper,
- Spray 8-inch square (2 quart) glass baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Place 2 to 3 of the tortillas in bottom of sprayed baking dish, overlapping if necessary, about 1/2 to 1 inch up sides. Cut remaining tortilla in half; cut into 1/2 inch wide strips. Sprinkle 1/2 cup of the cheese over tortillas in baking dish. Top with chorizo or ground beef, green chilies and 1/2 cup cheese. Arrange tortilla strips over cheese.
- In medium bowl, combine eggs, milk, parsley, taco seasoning, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper. Beat well. Pour over mixture in baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese; press lightly into egg mixture. Cover with foil. Refrigerate at least 8 hours or overnight.
- Heat oven to 350º Bake covered for 30 minutes. Uncover; bake 15 to 20 minutes longer or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
- Cut in squares and serve with salsa and sliced avocado.
Lightly adapted from:
Better Homes And Gardens