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Vegetarian Huevos Rancheros: Classic Steak and Eggs

Vegetarian Huevos Rancheros: Classic Steak and Eggs

  • Servings: 4


Ranchero Sauce:

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 white onion, finely chopped or grated
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tsp each cumin, coriander, and oregano
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped or crushed
  • 1 can (14-oz.) crushed fire roasted tomatoes
  • 1 can (8-oz.) tomato sauce
  • 1 cup vegetable stock or broth


Beans and to Serve:

  • ½ cup water
  • ½ small onion, grated or finely chopped   
  • 1 large clove garlic, grated  
  • 1 small serrano or jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 can vegetarian refried beans
  • 2 teaspoon cayenne pepper sauce
  • 4 Meati Classic Steaks, thawed
  • Salt and coarse black pepper
  • Non aerosol olive oil or vegetable oil spray  
  • 8 corn tortillas
  • Butter or ghee
  • 4 large Araucana or other organic eggs
  • 2 cups crumbled queso fresco, half a disc
  • Pickled sliced jalapeno peppers, mild or hot
  • Cilantro, finely chopped
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced


Ranchero Sause:

  1. Heat oil in a skillet over medium to medium-high heat. 
  2. Add onions, season with salt and pepper, let soften a couple of minutes and then add cumin, coriander, oregano, chili powder and garlic. 
  3. Stir a minute or 2, add crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, and broth or stock. Let simmer out to thicken a bit.

Beans and to Serve:

  1. Place water, onions, garlic and chili into a skillet and simmer to reduce water to 2-3 tablespoons. Add beans, stir and combine, and add hot sauce to taste. 
  2. Season Meati Classic Steaks with salt and pepper. 
  3. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium to medium-high heat. Spray pan with oil. Add steaks and brown and crisp, about 8 minutes, turning once. Let rest for 5 minutes. 
  4. While steaks rest, crisp and warm tortillas in the same skillet. 
  5. In a second medium skillet, melt butter or ghee and heat over medium heat, Add 2 eggs with about an inch or two between the whites.
  6. Cover the pan and cook the eggs soft to hard, as preferred, and repeat.
  7. Place two tortillas on a plate and top with beans and sliced steak. 
  8. Spoon over some ranchero sauce, an egg, sprinkle with cheese crumbles and garnishes of choice.

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