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Huevos Rancheros, A Staple


If you are following this crazy train as an outsider, it has probably come to your attention most of the brand new meals are dinner.  And you'd be right, partially.  Breakfast at this table is not your standard All American Breakfast of eggs, hash browns, bacon, toast, coffee.  It is more along the lines of hamburgers (lots of burgers), beef or vegetarian beef soft tacos/burritos (not the same as tacos as burritos always contain beans), enchiladas (cheese, chicken beef), potstickers now since having learned how to make them, and numerous other non breakfast meals.  In fact, I would say the only real breakfast item eaten regularly are breakfast tacos (eggs, meat, potatoes, beans, cheese). 

It is not as though we don't like the All American Breakfast, cause we do almost every day it is just that we like it in a different fashion.  Egg fried, sausage, American cheese sandwiched between a biscuit or a hamburger bun with french fries on the side. I can and do literally eat this five to six days out of seven.  Why, you ask.  Because they are served at my local fast food joint and I am addicted to their breakfast sandwiches and unsweetened tea.  Dinner, I got hands down.  Cooking breakfast foods, not so much.  Therefore we eat out breakfast and cook all the other meals.  Besides, don't you know fast food breakfasts are cheaper than any other meal? 

Anyhoo, if breakfast is at home and it not one of the aforementioned meals, there are few other standard breakfast foods we like: Omelettes, Migas (without tomatoes, onions, and peppers), and Huevos Rancheros.  Omelettes are for when a healthy breakfast feels in order, Migas for when there is nothing else, and Huevos Rancheros for when breakfast was planned ahead as it takes time to cook
Easy Ranchero Sauce.

Modifications Made:
True ranchero sauce takes time to cook.  Think stew, best cooked when low and slow.  All ingredients are pilled into a sauce pot and cooked until consistency is reached.  Occasionally tomatoes are given a good smashing to help break down and to keep from sticking.  Salt is added as needed.

Scaled for Likability: Great
Ranchero sauce is a basically a thinner, chunkier version of salsa without the cilantro and served warm.  At super fancy Mexican restaurants, a small bowl of warm ranchero sauce will be served alongside of chips and salsa.  At this table, ranchero sauce is for topping fried eggs.  Crispy fried eggs covered in warm smokey sauce served with a side of pan fired papas and a heaping pile of refried beans.  Cut into the egg, the yolk mixes with the sauce and runs into everything.  Clean your plate with a warm corn tortilla and your perfect. Delish.

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