Sunday, 1 March 2015

A Mexican Brunch...

 Lazy Sundays are ideal for brunches, but who wants to spend the morning slaving in the kitchen? The recipe that follows may not be minimal effort, but you certainly wont be spending your precious morning labouring by the stove!
Huevos rancheros is a traditional Mexican breakfast dish that is totally divine! This recipe is a little bit different as it is baked in a muffin tin. Do yourself a favour and try it! I promise you wont regret...

6 flour tortillas
3 tablespoons olive oil, plus extra for greasing
1 small red onion
1 small white onion
150g sujuk, chopped
1 1/2 cans of red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 jalapeño chilli,seeded
1-2 roasted red pepper (from a tin or jar)
1 can chopped tomatoes
6 eggs
cheddar cheese, for sprinkling over
feta cheese, for sprinkling over
Coriander and spring onions, coarsely chopped
creme fraiche, to serve
guacamole, to serve

1. Preheat an oven to gas mark 6/200C/400F. Grease a large 6 hole muffin tin with some olive oil.

2. Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add the onions and cook for a couple of minutes until softened.  Add the sujuk and cook until starting to crisp.. Add the beans, chilli and capsicum, season with salt and cook for 2 minutes. Add the tomatoes and cook for a further 3-4 minutes or until the mixture is slightly reduced.

3. Divide the mixture among the tortilla cups, making an indent in the centre of each.

4. Break the eggs into the cups and bake for about 20 minutes or until the eggs are just set.

5. Sprinkle the cheese over and place in the oven for a few minutes, until melted.

6.Top with some coriander and spring onions.

7.  Serve hot, with creme fraiche and guacamole.

Serves 6

Note: Sujuk is a Turkish dried sausage which is available from Turkish butchers and deli's. If you can't get hold of any, feel free to replace it with you favourite sausage

Bon Appetit!