Monday, November 18, 2013

chili huevos rancheros

 
we are a chili kinda family.. we love it... i've been known to make a big pot of it at the beginning of the weekend or the first night of a camping trip so we can use the left overs, we love it with eggs, tortillas, hot dogs, hamburgers and even over pasta.. i have since long ago replaced the ground beef with turkey and no on complains.. the past few thanksgiving weekends i have had a chili bar party the saturday after thankgiving.. we nosh on chili then go out and sit by the fire pit and just enjoy that the family is together.. my niece, jess, asked your having the annual chili party right?? to which i replied of course!! i think this year i am going to make my traditional turkey chili, my grandpa's chili {pictures and recipe coming soon but if you want to see it now i have the recipe card posted at grandmommy's recipes look for don's chili} and i am making a white chicken green chile chili {recipe coming soon} but this week the kids came over for dinner and i made a big pot chili knowing i wanted to use it in breakfast on sunday morning.. chili for breakfast has a special place in my heart.. many years ago, about 27, pete and i bought a little camping tent trailer and one of our first camping trips was to cottonwood cove at lake mead.. we intended on only staying one night and i brought just enough food.. well we were having such a good time we decided to stay one more night, now this was back before atm cards and we were on a strict budget {meaning we were poor}so we scrounged through the car and my purse  and came up with 5 bucks.. so pete went to the store and came back with a can of chili and a package of flour tortillas.. i had butter and eggs left over from the morning previous so we had chili and eggs for breakfast.. it was amazing.. and we love remembering it.. we loved our tent trailer and our beloved white albino boxer dudley.. they have both since gone but chili and eggs always reminds us of that trip!!!
 

chili huevos rancheros

prep time: 5 minutes
cooking time: 15 minutes
servings: 4

ingredients:

approx. 2 cups left over turkey chili
1 or 2 eggs per person (depending on their preference) i poached mine.. i love love poached eggs but they totally scare me to make.. sam "taught" me how to make them on the last camping trip and i have been an egg poaching maniac ever since.. but if your like me and feeling uneasy check out this blog it will ease your mind..how to poach an egg by smitten kitchen..
1/4-1/2 cup low fat shredded cheddar cheese
cilantro and onions {garnish/optional}
low fat sour cream {optional-i forgot to put in the plate that i took the picture of}
4 fajita size flour tortillas

directions:

re heat your left over chili.. once it's ready 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.. poach your egg.. take a crispy tortilla and spread about a 1/2 cup of chili over it, sprinkle with cheese then add your egg or eggs, sprinkle with cilantro, onions and dollop of sour cream and then dig in.. pete adds a few dashes of tobacco and i had sriracha!!
 
enjoy and get cook'n!!
 

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