Huevos Rancheros and Vegetarian Nacho Sauce with Kidney Beans

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Huevos Rancheros
{Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free}
Okay, lots of people are asking for this recipe, so here it is. This is actually two recipes in one, as I use the same sauce for both recipes. Huevos Rancheros (or ‘Ranch Style Eggs’), and Vegetarian Nachos.
Huevos Rancheros are great for a hearty, protein-rich breakfast, or for a quick dinner when you really don’t feel like cooking. Or pretty much any time in between. 🙂 Basically, for those of you who are wondering, they are eggs poached in a spicy, Mexican style tomato sauce. Kind of like a salsa, but a little more soupy. I add kidney beans to mine, but you can leave them out if you like. As the eggs poach in the simmering sauce, it will thicken up, so the end result is more like a cooked salsa with poached eggs.
You can use the same sauce for nachos, just don’t add water. I make the sauce in my Thermomix, and it’s so easy and quick, but you can make it on the stovetop too, if you don’t have a Thermomix. If you keep a couple of tins of kidney beans in the cupboard, and always have tomatoes and eggs on hand, you’ll never be stuck for a quick meal or two.
Here’s both recipes, starting with the nacho topping:
Huevos Rancheros, Quirky Cooking 
Nachos with Kidney Bean Topping
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  1. 1 onion, halved
  2. 2-3 cloves garlic
  3. 30g olive oil
  4. 400-450g fresh tomatoes, halved (4-5 tomatoes)
  5. 160g tomato paste
  6. 2 Tblspns Rapadura or 1 Tblspn honey
  7. 1/2 to 1 tsp chilli powder (depending on how spicy you like it)
  8. 1 tsp cumin powder
  9. 1 tsp coriander powder
  10. 1 tsp dried oregano
  11. 1 tsp smoked paprika
  12. 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  13. 1 tsp vegetable stock paste OR salt to taste
  14. 2 tins of kidney beans, drained & rinsed
  1. Place onion and garlic in Thermomix bowl and mix 5 sec/speed 5.
  2. Add oil and saute for 2 mins/100C/speed 1.
  3. Add tomatoes and chop for 5 sec/speed 6.
  4. Add remaining ingredients except for the beans and cook for 5 mins/100C/speed 1.
  5. Add beans and cook for 2 mins/100C/rev/speed 1.
  6. Serve over the top of corn chips or roasted sweet potato slices; top with dairy free sour cream and guacamole if you like OR use the sauce to make Huevos Rancheros!
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 Huevos Rancheros, Quirky Cooking
Huevos Rancheros
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  1. Nacho Topping with Kidney Beans Sauce
  2. 2 eggs
  3. Grated cheese (opt)
  1. Pour sauce into a heavy based frying pan.
  2. Add a little water, so the sauce is a bit soupy and will be able to simmer, and won't just bubble and spit and stick to the bottom of the pan.
  3. Turn stove on to medium heat and warm sauce until it's bubbling. Turn heat down and let it simmer for a minute or two. Make indents in the sauce with a large spoon, and crack eggs into the sauce.
  4. Place a lid on the pan and allow the eggs to poach in the sauce for a minute or so, depending on how firm you like your eggs.
  5. Huevos Rancheros are traditionally served on a fried corn tortilla but you can serve them over some plain corn chips, with a green salad on the side, or just on their own.
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  1. […] Vegetarian nachos* reader suggested using this recipe from Quirky cooking (Thermomix) one but blitz the beans at the end – kids don’t realise it has beans then. You could easily make veg nachos without a Thermomix though. […]

  2. Lainie says:

    These look delicious I make my own refried beans and will add them into the sauce instead of kidney beans to see how it turns out!

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