Eggs Ranchero recipe

By Martin Zibauer »Martin Zibauer

March 26th, 2010


Monda and I are just about to go on stage again. Before I run back, here’s one of Monda’s recipes we’re showing. It couldn’t be easier.

Eggs Ranchero

4 sausages
olive oil
1 red onion, diced
1 green pepper, diced
3 cups salsa (750 ml)
Freshly ground pepper
6 eggs
2 cups grated cheddar (500 ml)

1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). In a large skillet, brown sausages in a little olive oil over medium heat. Remove and cut in half lengthwise, then slice thinly. Return to the pan for a few minutes to brown. Remove again to a bowl, leaving sausage drippings in skillet.

2. Add onions and green pepper to drippings and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add salsa and browned sausage pieces and cook until heated through, stirring occasionally. Season to taste.

3. Spread salsa mixture over the bottom of a large casserole dish. With a water glass, small bowl, or jar make six indentations in the salsa mixture. Crack an egg into each hole. Sprinkle cheese evenly on top.

4. Bake for 20-30 minutes, until cheese is melted and eggs are done as you like them.

Serves 6.

Tips: You can make the salsa mixture ahead, to the end of Step 2, spread it in the casserole, and refrigerate. Reheat, covered with foil, in a 350°F (180°C) oven for 30 minutes. Remove the foil, make indentations, add eggs and cheese, and bake as above.

Instead of cheddar, use your favourite melting cheese. You can also mix 1 cup (250 ml) grated cheese with the salsa before putting it in the casserole.


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Martin Zibauer

Martin Zibauer

May. 6, 2010

12:22 pm

That's a good idea. We do try to include recipes like that in our features, but it makes sense to package some together. Some of Jane Rodmell's pasta sauces would work for an easy cottage-arrival meal, if you make them ahead. One recipe I've posted here that I also recommend for Friday evening is caldo verde--an easy, filling soup you can make in 45 minutes or less.


May. 5, 2010

4:29 pm

Hi Martin, Here's an idea for an article & reader submissions; since many of us have to drive to the cottage after working all day, what recipes do readers have for pre-made or quickly-made dinners when we arrive at our destinations famished?

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