Huevos Rancheros

This recipe comes from my camping friends. In Spanish, Huevos means eggs and rancheros means 'ranch style.' My camping friends jokingly call these heavos ranchos! :-) Accompany them with refried beans (frijoles refritos), slices of avocado, pan fried potatoes, olives and chili peppers. A little Tapatío sauce wouldn't hurt either!

1 small onion, chopped
butter (or vegetable oil), for sauté
15 oz. can tomato sauce
½ of a 4 oz. can diced green chiles
grated Cheddar cheese
5-6 eggs
salt & pepper, to taste
corn or flour tortillas
vegetable oil (optional, for frying tortillas)

Sauté the onion in butter until tender but not brown. Add tomato sauce, chiles, cheese and optionally, a bit of water. Salt and pepper to taste. Heat thoroughly until it just starts to bubble, then add the eggs. Cover and reduce the heat. Cook to desired degree of doneness, turning the eggs over when about half done.

Serve with warmed flour tortillas on the side, or if you're using corn tortillas lightly fry them in cooking oil until they are barely crisp, drain them on paper towels, then serve the tortillas topped with the eggs and some salsa.

Servings: about 4, and easily scalable.

Tip: If you're cooking over an open flame like natural gas or propane, you can heat tortillas directly one at a time with no cookware required. Set the flame to medium high and throw the tortilla right on the grate. (That's the metal thing that keeps your pots and pans from sitting right on the burner.) You have to be very careful and attentive, and flip the tortilla over and over a few times as you heat it. If you lose your attention for even a moment you will surely burn your tortilla, but if you pay attention this is a very quick and effortless way to heat up a couple tortillas quickly.

Credit: From my camping friends.

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