I first had these in LA, and it was love at first bite! Eggs, tortillas and spicy tomato sauce… yum. You can add grated cheese, sliced avocado and refried beans to make it more substantial.
– Lisa Faulkner
After a long, hard week of cereal and toast, it's time to treat yourself to a relaxed weekend brunch. Former Celebrity Masterchef winner Lisa Faulkner is cooking a traditional Mexican mid-morning feast of huevos rancheros, which consists of eggs, tortillas and spicy tomato sauce!
4 corn tortillas or other flat breads
4 large free range eggs
Oil for cooking
For the tomato sauce
2 tbsp olive oil
1 large onion, finely chopped
1-2 red chillies finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
150g chorizo, chopped
2 tins plum tomatoes
1 tsp brown sugar
salt and black pepper
chopped coriander to garnish
Heat the oil in a wide saucepan and soften the onion and the chilli over a low heat for about 10 minutes or until soft
Add the garlic and chorizo and once the chorizo has a nice bit of colour, add the tomatoes, breaking them up a bit when stirring them in, then add the sugar
Leave to cook for 15-20 minutes until the tomatoes have cooked down and the sauce has thickened. You can add a bit of water if it gets too thick. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
I would dry fry the tortillas in a frying pan, but you could brush them with oil and bake them in the oven until crispy
To assemble the breakfast, top each tortilla with a couple of spoonfuls of the tomato sauce and then a fried egg (and any other toppings you would like – see below). Garnish with coriander.
Top tortillas with a couple of spoonfuls of the sauce and then a fried egg (and cheese/avocado/refried beans). Garnish with coriander.