Tested till perfect Huevos Rancheros Cups
Huevos Rancheros Cups
Photography by Matthew Kimura

Huevos Rancheros Cups

A whole wheat tortilla cup, an egg, pasta sauce and a little hot sauce make a zingy supper dish bursting with Mexican flavour. Serve one egg cup with a salad for a light meal. People with bigger appetites may want to have two egg cups.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: April 2003

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  • Portion size 6 to 8


  • 8 (six inch/15 cm) 8(six inch/15 cm)whole wheat tortillawhole wheat tortillas
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspvegetable oil
  • 1 1chopped onion
  • 4 4minced cloves of garlic
  • 1 1sweet green peppersweet green peppers, diced
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspchili powder
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspeach of salt and pepper
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tsphot pepper sauce
  • 2 cups 2cupshot and spicy pasta sauce
  • 1 can (19 oz/540 ml) 1can (19 oz/540 ml)black beanblack beans, drained and rinsed
  • 8 8eggeggs
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupchopped fresh coriander or parsley
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Press each tortilla into greased 1-1/4-cup (300 mL) tortilla mould or heatproof bowl, pleating tortilla to fit neatly. Bake on rimmed baking sheet in 400°F (200° C) oven until crisp, about 8 minutes. Let cool on rack. (Make-ahead: Store in airtight container for up to 24 hours.)

Meanwhile, in saucepan, heat oil over medium heat; fry onion, garlic, green pepper, chili powder, salt, pepper and hot pepper sauce, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add pasta sauce and beans; bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, pour enough water into separate saucepan to come 3 inches (8 cm) up side of pan; bring to simmer. Break eggs, 1 at a time, into small dish; slip each egg into pan. Cook until desired doneness, 3 minutes for soft yolk, 5 minutes for firm yolk.

Meanwhile, spoon bean mixture into tortilla cups. With slotted spoon, remove each egg from water and blot spoon on paper towel; place in tortilla cup. Sprinkle with coriander.

Additional information :

Tip: To make tortillas more pliable and easier to handle when fitting into moulds, heat them gently.

Nutritional Information Per each of 8 servings: about

cal 252 pro 13g total fat 9g sat. fat 2g
carb 35g fibre 7g chol 186mg sodium 767mg

% RDI:

calcium 7 iron 20 vit A 15 vit C 30
folate 31
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