Wake-You-Up Eggs

This dish originated in Mexico where it is known as “Huevos Rancheros”   or “Ranchers Eggs”. It makes a great brunch or lunch & it's spicy kick is ideal for mornings where you need extra help waking up (if you know what I mean!)


Serves 2, V   Easily doubled etc, depending on how many frying pans you have! Approx cost per person 78p.

Prep 5 mins Cooking 15-20 mins


1 red onion, finely sliced

1 red pepper, deseeded & finely sliced

½ tin chopped tomatoes

1 clove garlic, crushed

pinch of chilli powder

1tsp sugar

salt & pepper

2 eggs

Heat some oil in a large frying pan, add the onion & peppers & cook until soft.

Add the garlic & chilli powder & cook for another minute.

Pour in the tomatoes, add the sugar & stir well. Season then allow to simmer until the liquid has reduced.

Make 2 holes in the mixture with a spoon & carefully crack an egg into each hole. Cover the pan & cook until the eggs have just set.

Serve with crusty bread. 

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