huevos rancheros.

by Janetha on November 24, 2011

in how to,meals,recipes

happy thanksgiving!

how is everyone today? hope the day has been good to you so far.

you won’t believe it, but i woke up at 7:45 this morning! after going to bed around 1:30 AM, that was the last thing i expected. i went with it and got up, had some canadian maple coffee (thanks, susan!) and headed to the gym.. in my packers gear, of course.

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i completed day 46 of jamie eason’s live fit trainer.. it was a tough shoulder workout followed by 30 minutes of moderate cardio. i wanted to do the stairmill, but all four machines were taken.. i guess everyone wanted to burn lots of calories before stuffing their faces with stuffing. i hopped on the treadmill for an easy 3.25 miles ranging from 6 MPH to 7 MPH.

i got home just in time to see kickoff for the big game! well, actually i caught the national anthem prior to kickoff.. the gal singing totally botched the lyrics and i felt so bad for her!!

marshall and i split a grapefruit—i handed him the orange bowl but he stopped me and requested the green bowl. a true packers fan.

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it is currently half time and we have the TV on mute—ugh, nickelback. i would rather stick needles in my ears than listen to them.

during the first half of the game i worked on preparing breakfast.. but since it was already 11 AM it was more like lunch. marshall had requested huevos rancheros complete with authentic ranchero sauce. i love a challenge—especially in the kitchen.

after googling various ranchero sauce recipes and getting a couple tips from melissa, i felt confident that i could come up with a tasty ranchero sauce. and i did.

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ranchero sauce.

makes 12 quarter-cup servings, or 3 cups total
per serving: 30 calories, 2g fat, 4g carbs, 2g protein, 2g fiber 

ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 2 rounded tsp salted butter
  • 1 rounded tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, diced
  • 4 oz can diced green chiles
  • 1-3 TB poblano pepper, roasted and diced (depends how spicy you want it!)
  • 15 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • salt & pepper, to taste

directions:

  1. heat a medium skillet over medium heat.
  2. add cumin and paprika, stirring continuously to toast the spices just a bit.
  3. add oil and butter, stir until melted.
  4. add garlic, onion, and bell pepper. sauté for five to seven minutes until everything softens.
  5. add green chiles, poblano, and tomatoes. don’t drain the tomatoes. sauté for another ten minutes.
  6. transfer sauce to blender or food processor. add cilantro, salt, and pepper.
  7. blend until smooth, taste, add more poblano, salt, and/or pepper until you achieve the spiciness and saltiness you prefer.
  8. use ranchero sauce immediately.
  9. leftover sauce should be transferred to a glass jar or other container with lid. ranchero sauce can be stored in the fridge for up to two weeks.

step by step photo tutorial:

heat a medium skillet over medium heat.

add cumin and paprika, stirring continuously to toast the spices just a bit.

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add oil and butter, stir until melted.

add garlic, onion, and bell pepper. sauté for five to seven minutes until everything softens.

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add green chiles, poblano, and tomatoes. don’t drain the tomatoes. sauté for another ten minutes.

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transfer sauce to blender or food processor. add cilantro, salt, and pepper.

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blend until smooth, taste, add more poblano, salt, and/or pepper until you achieve the spiciness and saltiness you prefer.

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use ranchero sauce immediately.

leftover sauce should be transferred to a glass jar or other container with lid. ranchero sauce can be stored in the fridge for up to two weeks.

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ranchero sauce can be used for lots of dishes, but i made it specifically for huevos rancheros.

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huevos rancheros.

serves four

ingredients:

  • four flour tortillas
  • 15 oz can black beans
  • 8 eggs cooked to order
  • 4 oz colby jack cheese, grated
  • 1 cup ranchero sauce (see above recipe)
  • 1 medium avocado, diced
  • 2 medium roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt or sour cream
  • cilantro for garnish

directions:

  1. toast tortillas under a broiler until crisp.
  2. warm black beans in a small saucepan over medium-high heat.
  3. cook eggs to order (two per serving.)
  4. while eggs are cooking and beans are warming, grate your cheese, dice your avocado, and dice your tomatoes.
  5. sprinkle eggs with 1 oz of cheese and place under broiler (or cover with lid) to melt cheese.
  6. assemble each plate! start with a tortilla, layer with 1/4 of the black beans, then the eggs with melted cheese, then 1/4 cup of ranchero sauce, then avocado and tomato, finish with 2 TB yogurt or sour cream and a sprig of cilantro for garnish. serve immediately.

step by step photo tutorial:

toast tortillas under a broiler until crisp.

warm black beans in a small saucepan over medium-high heat.

cook eggs to order (two per serving.)

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while eggs are cooking and beans are warming, grate your cheese, dice your avocado, and dice your tomatoes.

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sprinkle eggs with 1 oz of cheese and place under broiler (or cover with lid) to melt cheese.

assemble each plate! start with a tortilla, layer with 1/4 of the black beans, then the eggs with melted cheese, then 1/4 cup of ranchero sauce, then avocado and tomato, finish with 2 TB yogurt or sour cream and a sprig of cilantro for garnish. serve immediately.

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soooo tasty! i also made a batch of roasted o’brein potatoes (diced red potatoes, yellow onion, and green bell pepper) to go with the huevos rancheros.

this took a bit of time to prepare, but it was definitely worth the wait.. and now we have ranchero sauce ready to use and so preparing huevos rancheros will be super speedy next time!

well.. now it’s the fourth quarter and the packers are up!

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i am going to finish watching the game before we head to thanksgiving dinner.

GO PACK GO!

time for some thanksgiving sap…

to all those who are reading.. thank you all for your friendship and contribution to meals & moves! i appreciate each and every one of you and am so grateful to be a part of this awesome blogging community.

xo. janetha g.

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Betty November 24, 2011 at 1:43 pm

I’m happy you recommended your blog to me off instagram!!! You have helped me change my exercise and eating habits 100% for the better and I cannot thank you enough for that!

Hope you have a great thanksgiving lady!!

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Lindsay @ Lindsay's List November 24, 2011 at 1:57 pm

I’m thankful for you. Like a lot.

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Kat November 24, 2011 at 2:08 pm

Vibram Fivefingers! Like! I lol’d at muting Nickelback. I would’ve done the same.

Happy Thanks-G!

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Lauren @ What Lauren Likes November 24, 2011 at 2:08 pm

Have a great Thanksgiving! I am with you on the nickleback…ugh.. :)

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Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga November 24, 2011 at 3:03 pm

Your rancheros sauce looks fabulous.

But I would take that grapefruit off your hands before the eggs any day :)

Happy Thanksgiving, Janetha. Hope your health situations stabilize. Worried about you after the last few posts!

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Cheri Z November 24, 2011 at 3:31 pm

Happy Thanksgiving Janetha! God Bless!

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Tara @ Sweat like a Pig November 24, 2011 at 3:32 pm

This looks amazing!! Seeing as we don’t have Thanksgiving in Australia, I’m going to show my husband this recipe for Christmas morning!

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Maren November 24, 2011 at 4:05 pm

dang that looks delish!! Happy Thanksgiving!

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Heather (Heather's Dish) November 24, 2011 at 4:35 pm

The sauce sounds legit! What a perfect thanksgiving brunch :)

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lindsay November 24, 2011 at 5:51 pm

if my husband saw this, he just might divorce me for you. Therefore I am hiding the computer. just saying… well unless you want a man who folds laundry extremely well.

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Lauren November 24, 2011 at 5:56 pm

These look delicious! :)
Go Packers! :) They are unstoppable.

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Kerryne November 24, 2011 at 11:07 pm

YUM… that looks so good! I however am not ever up to a challenge in the kitchen. I wish I was better at cooking :( I need to take some classes or something. Were you as surprised as me to see how packed the gym was today? I went to the 90 min combat class at 8 and I kid you not that room was PACKED. I am talking sardines. It was NUTS! Happy Thanksgiving!!!

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sofia November 25, 2011 at 8:29 am

happy thanksgiving, janetha! that sauce looks awesome. glad you had a spicy holiday ;)

PS i am hoping that i will be in salt lake again this march, but the trip is dependent on some things. but if i am, BT and i insist on spending as much time with you skiing as possible. and i also request lunch dates ;) kthanks.

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glidingcalm November 25, 2011 at 10:13 am

i think I saw your breakfast on facebook. and i was drooling. bomb yo!

you and marsh rep the packers so hard. i love it.

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Kimberly November 25, 2011 at 10:37 am

bahaha – I love your hubby’s cheesehead! :) My hubby carried around a football ALL DAY and right after the game he fell asleep snuggling it – it was probably the cutest thing I have ever seen :)

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J @ ... semplicemente j ... November 25, 2011 at 11:45 am

Happy day after Thanksgiving … thank you for some good reads!

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ilovefetacheese November 25, 2011 at 1:20 pm

OMG I loveee huevos rancheros. That looks amazing!

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Biz November 25, 2011 at 4:54 pm

Sorry, I’ll be rooting for the Chicago Bears when we’ll break your perfect season. :D

Hope you and your family had a wonderful holiday!

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The Bears Still Suck! November 26, 2011 at 10:14 pm

Sounds like a typical Bears fan. Only in your dreams will the Bears ever beat the Packers perfect season! I guess that’s all you can say about them since they are unbeaten.

Nobody, and I repeat, nobody will beat the Packers this year! There is no team out there this year that is even close to being as good as they are. Keep dreaming!

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janetha November 28, 2011 at 2:47 pm

I read this to Marshall. He laughed and said that Biz probably will think that he wrote it!!

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The Bears Still Suck! November 30, 2011 at 3:41 pm

LOL. Nope, I’m from Wisconsin and I bleed Green and Gold. Glad to see some fans from Utah! I stumbled across your blog after reading Naomi’s blog at OneFitFoodie.com. I was very happy to see fellow Cheeseheads! I am really enjoying reading your blog and look forward to all of the pictures of Marshall in his Packer’s attire. GO PACK GO!!!!

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Janetha November 30, 2011 at 4:11 pm

Hell yes! And there is never a time that he ISN’T wearing something packers.. so you will see a lot. He wants to get the pups Packers collars for the Christmas photo. hehe

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Courtney November 25, 2011 at 8:03 pm

I’m thankful for YOU!! And that cheese head hat.

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Elizabeth @ reads recipes runs November 25, 2011 at 9:55 pm

Um if I had known that that;s what you had for breakfast, I would have run all over town to stalk you and get you to feed me! I need to make that ranchero sauce STAT. It looks AMAZING!

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The Delicate Place November 26, 2011 at 6:24 pm

yay! thanks for the hollerrrrr. i know why you didn’t get updates on google reader now, you linked wordpress.com and i’m self hosted since i returned from HLS and got a redesign ;) x hope your thanksgiving was amazing!

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janetha November 28, 2011 at 2:48 pm

OH MY. THANK YOU!

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natalie (the sweets life) November 28, 2011 at 11:31 am

i love that packers sweatshirt–where did you get it? i want!! :)

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brandi November 29, 2011 at 7:04 am

um…please come make this sauce and huevos for me? it looks Awesome.

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