Technically, this is tomorrow’s breakfast from the Meat Free Monday cookbook but today felt like the right day to have it. Besides, my breakfast is vegetarian every day. Before I say anymore, I have to tell you, it was a delicious brunch!
When I was getting all the ingredients I needed for Meat Free Monday, I picked up a packet of flour tortillas and I read the ingredients list on the back of the packet. I could not believe the list of unpronounceable words – not to mention E numbers – so I decided I would make my own. I had a quick look on YouTube where there is a good selection of videos on how to do this. It really is very simple and takes less time than going to the shop to buy them. No yeast required – just flour, oil, salt and water. You need to roll them very thin and it only takes a couple of minutes to cook each one. I made them yesterday and this morning they were like cardboard so I dampened them with some water, put them on a plate, covered them with foil and gave them five minutes in the top oven of the AGA (hot!). Result – lovely soft flour tortillas!
Don’t they look good!
I also made my own refried beans using a recipe from Simply Recipes. This is a really easy recipe. I did soak the beans prior to cooking since I don’t have a pressure cooker. I also made these yesterday and this morning they were a solid mass – luckily I’d kept some of the cooking liquid to loosen the mixture. A quick zap in the microwave and they were ready to go!
So huevos rancheros – tortilla, refried beans, sprinkling of cheddar, tomato sauce and a fried egg. FAB!
If you go by the recipe in the book, you only need to make the tomato sauce from scratch but I think making the tortillas and the beans really was worth it and they certainly weren’t labour intensive. I hope you’ll think about having huevos rancheros next time you’re having Sunday brunch. 🙂