Today's version is laden with smokey black beans a la Anna Jones on this morning's Saturday Kitchen. We woke up bleary eyed and discussed having huevos rancheros when we turned on the telly to see Anna making her black bean brunch tacos for the panel of some of my favourite chefs. Bloody love those Greedy Italians and Jamie Oliver (not sure who the last one on the panel was but he was great too).
So, inspired by her twist on the classic I hopped into the kitchen and whipped up my version with what I had in stock. It was lush, so lush that I felt I should share!
Smokey Black Bean Huevos Rancheros Recipe
Serves 2 but super easy to scale the recipe up or down
First I got the black beans cooking and then I concentrated on the rest of the condiments.
Chipotle Black Beans:
These black beans would be similarly tasty as a jacket potato topping with a splurge of soured cream or yoghurt.
1/2 white onion - roughly chopped
1 clove garlic - crushed
2 sun-dried tomatoes - roughly chopped
Fry off in a drizzle of the oil from the tomato jar and a sprinkle of salt. Follow with:
1/2 tin of black beans (drained)
1/2 chopped chill
1 tsp chipotle paste (do this according to taste and the paste, some are super spicy but others really aren't that hot and you can be more generous without blowing your head off)
2 handfuls of fresh spinach (torn)
Add everything to the pan and cook for a couple of minutes before sprinkling in a pinch of veggie stock powder and covering with a cm of water.
Allow to simmer away while you sort the rest of the ensemble...
Less involved than a complete guacamole, this is super simple:
Squeeze of lime
Salt and pepper
Smash the avocado up with a fork, squeeze in the lime and sprinkle over the salt and pepper to taste.
Tomato and Pepper Salsa
I love the crunch of a bell pepper in my salsa. In a dish like this it adds another layer of texture. I went for a mix of orange, yellow and red tomatoes but use what ever you have in.
2-3 tomatoes depending on their size (mine were actually pretty small so I went for 4 of them).
1/4 pepper (yellow, red or orange - steer clear of the bitter green ones for this)
Splash olive oil
Squeeze of lime (again)
Handful of fresh coriander or flat leaf parsley
Roughly chop the tomatoes and peppers, no need to be uniform or picky about it. Mix with everything else and some good salt and pepper.
2 tortilla wraps
Salad cress (optional)
Fry a large free range egg per person (I like to keep the yolks nice and runny) and warm the wraps in the microwave or oven.
Put a wrap on the plate, top with a handful of rocket and then half of the bean mix.
Top with the egg and pour over the salsa/tomato salad mix, followed by dollops of the avocado.
Finally, sprinkle some cress over the top and serve immediately.
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