Monday, July 18, 2016

Week 29: Huevo Rancheros

The Recipe
(Serves one)
2 tortillas
1 avocado, sliced
2 eggs
Shredded cheese
1/3 can beans.

Heat oil in a pan until hot. Cook tortillas for about 20 seconds on each side, until it puffs up and turns slightly brown. Dry on paper towels.
Fry eggs on the pan until the whites are settled, but the yolk is still "smiling". Set aside.
Briefly heat the beans in the pan, if you prefer warm beans to cold.

Assemble the rancheros: Tortilla, salsa, beans, avocado slices, eggs, shredded cheese, tortilla. Top with more salsa and sour cream if desired.

The Verdict
Really easy and really good :) But then, I think pretty much anything with avocado and salsa is good ;) I needed a quick and easy dinner yesterday, and this fit the bill perfectly. Tasted great too :)

Friday, July 8, 2016

Week 27: Mini Meatloafs

The Recipe
2 large bell peppers
1lb ground beef
1 egg
1/2 tsp each of basil, oregano and thyme
1/2 tsp each of salt and pepper
2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp onion power
1/2 dl bread crumbs
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tbsp fresh chopped parsley
1 cup shredded cheese
1 (14 oz.) can crushed tomatoes

Slice the top and bottom of the peppers, discard rib and seeds. Slice into 2-3 thick rings (depending on size). Dice up remaining parts of peppers.

Mix the ground beef with the next 8 ingredients (egg through garlic) and remaining diced peppers. Stuff each pepper with meat mixture.

Heat olive oil in a pan over medium-high heat and brown each stuffed pepper ring for 3-4 minutes on each side before placing them in an oven-proof dish. Cover with crushed tomatoes and bake at 175C for 35 minutes. Top with cheese and bake for another 5 minutes.

Serve with rice and a nice salad.

The Verdict
I thought the meatloaf strangely bland - it lacked something, but I simply couldn't figure out what. Perhaps a bit more salt would help? Also, next time I think I'll blend the crushed tomates and heat it up together with some cream cheese before pouring over the pepper rings - I think that might help too.