lightened up huevos rancheros..

every christmas morning since i was about 15 we have had huevos rancheros.. it was always my duty to make it..but what's weird is i don't make it any other day but christmas morning because it's so heavy and time consuming to make.. lucky for us i woke up yesterday craving it and thought i could lighten it up so easy.. and make it simpler.. now on christmas morning we still do the traditional way.. frying the tortillas in oil..making homemade re-fried beans.. frying the eggs in butter.. yumm.. but for a quick light weekend breakfast i have a feeling we will be calling upon this recipe..

prep time: 5 minutes
cooking time: 45 minutes
servings: 4


olive oil
1/2 an onion, minced
1 roasted green chili pepper, minced
1 can of ro-tel tomatoes (we used the mild)
oil spray
salt and pepper
1/4 tsp. cumin
1/2 tsp. ancho chili pepper
1 or 2 eggs per person (depending on their preference)
1 oz. low fat shredded cheese
low fat sour cream
guacamole (i just took an avocado mash it up added a tsp. of salt, a tsp. of garlic powder, a tsp. of lemon juice and a tablespoon of light sour cream and mixed together)
cilantro and scallions (for garnish)
1 corn tortilla per person

in a medium heavy bottom pan add 1 twirl around the pan with olive oil.. add onions and green chilis.. cook until soft about 4-5 minutes.. then add tomatoes, cumin, ancho chili pepper, salt and pepper.. turn to medium low and cook until the liquid from the tomatoes has mostly evaporated.. about 30 minutes.. once it's ready and getting to a thick consistency start your tortillas.. in an iron skillet over medium high heat lightly spray your tortilla with spray oil, like pam, on both sides.. heat a few minutes in the pan until the tortilla begins to brown and get crispy.. wrap in foil and set aside.. in a small non stick pan, lightly spray the pan with spray oil then over medium low heat cook your egg or eggs.. for best results crack your egg slightly then directly over the spot you want your egg and as close as you can get to the pan open your egg with your fingers and let the yolk and white gently drop into your pan..once it starts to cook add salt and pepper then cover and cook until sunny side up or to your preference.. to serve take your tortilla add some of the tomatoes, cheese, egg, then top with cilantro, scallions, a dollop of sour cream and guac..


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