Huevos Rancheros for One

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Finding a low-carb breakfast, that I enjoy, has been a struggle for me. I tend to crave everything that I’m told I shouldn’t eat…French toast, scones, and muffins. I’ve never been a big fan of eggs, even though I will eat cheese eggs occasionally. Omelets aren’t my thing, and bacon or sausage is just an occasional indulgence for me. What to do, what to do?

I have been on a mission to find a way to eat eggs that I actually enjoy. Even better, it was a bonus if my family liked them too. I have tried recipe after recipe. One recipe that I hit on early was Huevos Rancheros “rancher’s eggs”. After tweaking the recipe, I now make this easy and delicious dish at least twice a week.

Traditionally, these eggs are served over fried corn tortillas with refried beans. Adjust the spices and hot pepper to your taste. I like the look of the small skillet for individual servings. However, if you want to serve a family, and you don’t have several small skillets lying around, use a 10 to 12-inch skillet and increase the ingredients to your need.

 

Huevos Rancheros for One
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. diced onion
  • Chopped serrano or jalapeno pepper, to taste (a tsp. or so)
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • ½ c. canned pinto beans, drained
  • 1 tbsp. water
  • ⅛ tsp. ground cumin
  • ⅛ tsp. smoked paprika
  • ⅛ tsp. ground ancho chili pepper
  • 1 egg
  • Queso Fresco
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Serve with: diced avocado, chopped tomato, chopped cilantro, sliced lime, additional Queso Fresco, sour cream, and hot sauce
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Heat skillet, add olive oil and heat.
  3. Add onion, pepper, and garlic to hot oil and saute for a minute or so, until tender. Add beans, water, cumin, paprika, and chili pepper. Stir to combine and heat just until the mixture starts to bubble.
  4. Crack the egg in the center, on top of the bean mixture. Place skillet in the preheated oven and bake until the egg is cooked to your liking and the beans and hot and bubbly. Usually about 5 to 7 minutes for a well cooked egg.
  5. Garnish and serve immediately.

 

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Garden Dill Veggie Sandwich

 

 

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Are you looking for a great, no-cook meal for these HOT days of summer? Here you go, this is absolutely amazing! I don’t even know how to express in words just how DE…LIC…IOUS this sandwich is!! My cousin, Brandi, gave me this recipe YEARS ago. I had completely forgotten about it until I recently ran across the recipe in our old family cookbook. Now I’m wondering how I could have gone this long without making this oh-so-scrumptious sandwich!

I try to cook low-carb about 75% of the time.  I plan to attempt making this into a low-carb wrap, using a large lettuce leaf, the spread, assorted veggies, and cheese. I’m pretty sure it will be delicious but I’ll update you soon.  In the meantime give this wonderful recipe a try.

Garden Dill Veggie Sandwich
 
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Ingredients
  • Dill Spread:
  • 1 (8-oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ c. finely chopped pecans
  • ⅓ c. fresh dill weed, chopped
  • 2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Optional Sandwich Ingredients:
  • Fresh bun or bread or your choice
  • Green leaf lettuce
  • Sliced tomatoes
  • Slice purple onion
  • Sliced cucumbers
  • Sliced Avocado
  • Sprouts or Microgreens
  • Sliced Provolone cheese
Instructions
  1. Add the pecans to the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until finely chopped. Add cream cheese, dill weed, lemon juice, salt, and pepper and pulse until all of the ingredients are combined.
  2. To assemble the sandwich, spread top and bottom of bun or two slides of bread with the dill spread. Layer lettuce and veggies of your choice on top of the dill spread. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Top with a slice or two of cheese. Top with your bun top or second slice of bread. Enjoy!

 

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