Monday, February 6, 2023

Huevos Rancheros: A #recipe to #cook for your favorite cowboy when #cooking breakfast or any time!

In the Accidental Billionaire Cowboys sweet romance series, a Texas ranching family struggles to maintain their privacy and work ethic after an enormous lottery win. Can they build new dreams and find love amidst the chaos?

Ranchers need hearty breakfasts to tackle all the ranch chores. This will fill up a hungry cowboy, but the rest of us can enjoy it too.

Huevos Rancheros
Huevos Rancheros by Elchavobee
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serves 4-6 (or two cowboys)

One bag frozen, shredded hash browns (about 1/2 cup per person)
8-12 corn tortillas (2 per person)
One can refried beans
Shredded or sliced cheddar (about 1/4 cup per person)
4-6 eggs (2 per person)
One bottle or can of enchilada sauce (available in the Mexican section of most groceries)

  1. Sauté the hash browns in a little oil until nicely cooked. Set aside.
  2. Lightly brush a skillet with oil. Fry the tortillas until warm and turning golden, 30-60 seconds per side.
  3. Place the tortillas in stacks of two on a lightly oiled baking sheet. Spread refried beans over the top tortilla in each pair.
  4. Divide the hash browns among the servings, spreading them on top of the beans.
  5. Sprinkle shredded cheese or lay a slice of cheese on each serving.
  6. Put the baking sheet in a toaster oven or oven at about 300°, so the beans heat and the cheese melts.
  7. Meanwhile, fry the eggs to the hardness of your choosing. Warm the enchilada sauce on the stove or in the microwave.
  8. Move the tortillas to individual plates. Add two eggs to the top of each. Pour enchilada sauce over it all. Serve immediately.
Heuvos Rancheros by Plateoftheday
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  • For a lower-calorie version, use only one tortilla and one egg, and eliminate the hash browns.
  • Try whole pinto beans or black beans instead of refried beans. Experiment with different cheeses, such as Monterey Jack or queso fresco.
  • Use green chile sauce, salsa, or hot sauce instead of, or in addition to, enchilada sauce.
  • Use fresh or canned tomatoes, chopped avocado, jalapenos, diced yellow onion, lettuce, or cilantro to garnish.

I also write novels of adventure and romance set in the Southwestern United States. The novels touch on local culture, including food. For a romantic suspense novel, The Dead Man’s Treasure, I put together a recipe booklet of foods mentioned in the book, including this delightful breakfast (or any time of day) classic. Get Valley of Gems Bonus Material: Download a printable list of the clues and recipes from the book from my website.

Valley of Gems: Rebecca Westin is shocked to learn the grandfather she never knew has left her a bona fide buried treasure – but only if she can decipher a complex series of clues leading to it. The hunt would be challenging enough without interference from her half-siblings, who are determined to find the treasure first and keep it for themselves. 

Good thing Rebecca has recruited some help, in the form of a green-eyed charmer determined to show her that a desert adventure can be sexy and fun. But there’s a treacherous wildcard in the mix, a man willing to do anything to get that treasure – and revenge. In a frantic race across New Mexico, Rebecca will have to ignore caution in a defiant bid for victory. If she fails, she could lose everything.

Action and romance combine in this lively Southwestern adventure, complete with riddles the reader is invited to solve to identify historical and cultural sites around New Mexico. 

The Southwest Romantic Suspense series includes Desert Gold, Valley of Gems, and Silver Canyon.  Each novel stands alone and is complete, with no cliffhangers. This series mixes action and adventure with light romance in the Southwest. This book was originally published as The Dead Man’s Treasure.

Award-winning author Kris Bock writes novels of romance, mystery, and suspense. Her other Southwestern romantic suspense novels include Whispers in the Dark, Counterfeits, and What We Found. Her Furrever Friends Sweet Romance series features the employees and customers at a cat café. Learn more at

This series was originally published as The Mad Monk’s Treasure, The Dead Man’s Treasure, and The Skeleton Canyon Treasure.

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