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It Takes Some Huevos to Cook on a Ranch Food Wishes Cooking Recipe


Huevos Rancheros

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Bored with breakfast? Huevos rancheros, or ranch-style eggs, is a hearty, healthy, and very delicious breakfast. Watch how easy it is to make a fresh ranchero sauce, the key ingredient in this classic Mexican meal.

 

It Takes Some Huevos to Cook on a Ranch

I was very excited when I saw Huevos Rancheros on my assignment list for About.com. It’s one of those breakfast recipes that I love, but never remember to make.

Huevos Rancheros simplemeans ranch-style eggs, and if you’ve ever worked on a ranch, like I have (I picked corn one summer), you understand the importance of a hearty breakfast.

There are many variations of this dish, all which includes some kind of eggs topped with some kind of tomato and chili-based sauce. This video recipe shows a fairly traditional preparation with two slight twists. I like my ranchero sauce kind of smooth – where as most classic versions are quite chunky. Also, instead of the plain tortilla base, I slip in a slice of cheese for a little quesadilla action.

If you decide to go ahead and try this (and when you see the money shot at the end, you really won’t have much choice), you should follow my lead and have it with the rice and beans. I love homefries the much as the next ranch hand, but there’s something about the way the egg yolk and ranchero sauce mix together that works so well with frijoles refritos and arroz.

Since this recipe was produced for About, the following video link will take you off the site to watch the video, just don’t forget to come back. Enjoy!


Ingredients:
1 tbsp of tomato paste
1 tsp of vegetable oil
1/2 cup diced onions
big pinch of salt
2/3 cup diced green chilies – combination of hot or sweet i.e.jalapeno & Fresno chilies
2 cloves minced garlic
1/2 tsp chili powder
2 tsp oregano
14.5-oz diced tomatoes
1/2 cup of water
salt and cayenne pepper
Corn tortillas
Pepper jack cheese
2 eggs
Cilantro

 

 

 
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Posted by on February 24, 2011 in Foodwishes

 

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Corned Beef and Cabbage – St. Patricks Meal


Corned Beef and Cabbage – More Jewish than Irish

It’s almost St. Patrick’s Day, and for many that means boiling up a nice authentic Irish dinner of corned beef and cabbage. The funny thing is, it’s not that Irish. How it came to be such an icon of Irish-American cuisine is not completely clear, but it goes a little something like this.

When Irish immigrants, fleeing the great potato famines, arrived in the Northeast they couldn’t find, or afford, the traditional cuts of meat used for their beloved braised dinner. The original Irish recipe actually used a type of lean bacon, made with a cut of pork similar to Canadian bacon.

Corned beef came into the picture as a lower-cost substitution, to replace the more expensive and harder to find cut. But, why corned beef? New York’s early immigrant populations lived in very crowded neighborhoods, and there was a close proximity between the Irish and Jewish communities.

If there is one thing that history has taught us (besides, do unto others as you would have them do unto you), it’s two ethnic groups living close to each other will always borrow from each other’s culinary traditions. This is a common theme in many of the world’s greatest recipes – the just posted Pork al Pastor was a perfect example.

By the way, I make a couple drinking jokes in the video, but I feel entitled since many of my closest friends and relatives have very deep Irish roots, and it’s all meant in good fun.

I actually think it’s terribly unfair that so many people believe the stereotype that all Irish people are heavy drinkers. It’s just not true – I know hundreds of Irish folks, and several of them don’t have a drinking problem. Enjoy!

Ingredients:
4-5 pound corned beef
spice packet
3 quarts water
1 onion, quartered
3 carrots, cut in large chunks
3 ribs celery, cut in 2-inch pieces
1 tsp salt
2 pounds red potatoes
1 small green cabbage, cut in 8ths
hot mustard and rye bread

 

 
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Posted by on February 24, 2011 in Foodwishes

 

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How To Make Lentil Soup Cooking Video Recipe


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Posted by on February 23, 2011 in Cooking

 

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