Huevos rancheros are a great breakfast food enjoyed all over Mexico, the United States and beyond. But what if you wanted to mix things up a bit? What to serve with huevos rancheros? Today we bring you some flavorful answers.
What To Serve With Huevos Rancheros?
Looking to make the most of your huevos rancheros? You’ve come to the right place. Here are some tempting suggestions for you to sink your teeth into.
Here’s a secret about Mexican food: you can’t go wrong with beans. They’re like the cement holding together the whole Mexican culinary tradition. If what you want is an authentic Mexican breakfast, huevos rancheros with beans (boiled or refried) are the way to go.
As you probably know, we’re partial to some tasty chicken. But make no mistake: chicken is a great food to serve with your huevos rancheros: It’ll give you plenty of protein to get your day started right!
The humble potato goes great with anything, and huevos rancheros are no exception. Potatoes are very versatile, so feel free to explore. Want to serve your potatoes hash-brown style? Go for it! Prefer something more traditional? Then dice the potatoes, place them in a skillet over medium-high heat, season to taste, and cook them for about 10 minutes. Now you have potatoes for your huevos rancheros!
Chorizo, the spicy Mexican sausage is another classic that goes well with almost any Mexican dish, from carne asada to quesadillas. This is a great option to punch up your huevos rancheros and take them up a couple of notches on the spiciness scale. One thing is for sure: you’ll be wide awake after having huevos rancheros and chorizo for breakfast!
Want an unusual but still authentic alternative? Zucchini is a mainstay of kitchens all over Mexico, even though most people don’t immediately associate it with Mexican food.
To prepare zucchini for huevos rancheros, put a skillet over medium heat and heat some oil without letting it smoke. Add some sliced onions and your favorite chili pepper. Let it cook, stirring regularly until the onions are light brown. When they do, turn up the heat to medium-high and add tomatoes. Let them cook for about 12 minutes, until the tomato is soft and juicy. At this point, bring down the heat to low, add the zucchini and cover the skillet. Let cook for about 5 minutes or until the zucchini is boiled but still firm.
The key is: Don’t be afraid to get creative! Combine options: for example, papas con chorizo (potatoes and chorizo) are a spicy and flavorful pairing for your huevos rancheros.
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