Variations of Mexican Rancheros

On those “I-don’t-want-to-cook” days, it’s nice to have either a meal already prepared in the freezer (I need to work on that!) or a quick meal that is easy to prepare.  Here are a couple recipes that we have enjoyed recently for those days.

Preparation: Make Crispy Tortillas

-1 Packet of Food For Life Sprouted Corn Tortillas (you can use any corn tortillas; but these are good and better for ya!)

-Small skillet


Heat skillet on medium high heat and add oil/butter/lard.  When hot, place 1 tortilla on the skillet and cook until lightly browned (notice: lightly). Flip over and repeat.  Place on a paper towel and dry before serving.  As soon as you have as many as you want, you can prepare your topping and devour! :-)

Huevos Rancheros

  • 12 free-range eggs
  • 1 cup raw milk/cream/sour cream
  • 1 tsp. Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. Dried Chili Seeds
  • 1/4 tsp.  Cumin
  • 1 onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 4 ounces of raw milk cheddar cheese

Sauté onion and garlic in skillet until caramelized.  Beat eggs and milk/cream/sour cream in a large bowl adding the seasonings as you mix.  Pour over caramelized onions and cook until scrambled eggs are well done.  Add cheese and cook until melted.  To assemble: place tortillas on plates and then add eggs.  Finish off with hot sauce and/or sour cream.  Enjoy!

( Our family is kinda unusual (or so we’ve been told…) because we eat eggs for supper a lot.  We have “breakfast fer supper” quite a bit!)

Ground Beef Rancheros

  • 1 lb. grass-fed ground beef
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 T. Chili Powder
  • 1 t. Dried Chili Seeds
  • 1 t. Cumin
  • 1 t. Cilantro
  • 1 t. salt
  • 1 cup crushed/diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup hot sauce
  • 1/2 cup sour cream (optional)

Sauté gr. beef, onion and garlic until browned.  Add seasonings, tomatoes, hot sauce and sour cream and stir until combined.  Remove from heat.  Top prepared tortillas with gr. beef mixture and add sour cream/shredded cheese, hot sauce on top.  Serve with chips and salsa and a salad. Enjoy!