I love the Holidays for so many reasons. Spending time with my family is one of them, and another is the delicious food. When I was growing up my family would get together days before Las Posadas to start the cooking. It was never really planned but my aunts and mom would call each other to get together for “el cafe.” I can still clearly hear my tias say “vengan al café,” which meant come over for a delicious Mexican breakfast. The coffee may have made an appearance but the breakfast was the main attraction.
My mom and aunts would rotate the hosting responsibilities for the breakfast get-togethers, Las Posadas and Christmas. They would gather all the kids around and tell us stories about how they celebrated Las Posadas back in Zacatecas, Mexico. They grew up very poor and going around their town attending different Posada celebrations and eating delicious treats was the highlight of their year. My mom still gets excited when she thinks about the oranges and nuts she once got in her stocking.
Since breakfast with my family is one of the fondest memories that I have from my childhood, I decided to make Huevos Rancheros using both red and green salsa from HERDEZ®. This authentic Mexican meal is delicious, filling and super easy to make. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
You’ll need the following for each serving:
2 Corn Tortillas
and don’t forget
Spray a pan or skillets with cooking spray and crack two eggs over the pan. Let them cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes.
Add cooking oil to medium pan and let it heat for a minute. Then add one tortilla at a time for about 30 seconds and flip over and repeat. Remove and drain or pat any excessive oil.
While your eggs are cooking and once your tortillas done, use a small sauce pan to simmer the HERDEZ® salsa of your choice ( I used both, separately). Then pour the salsa over the fried tortillas.
Once the eggs are cooked to your liking, place them over the tortillas and spoon as much salsa as you would like over them!
Mexican Queso fresco and avocado
Serve with a side of beans or rice.
I love the simplicity of getting together for a meal and spending time with friends and family. I’m super excited for my mom to tell my daughter and my cousins daughters all about the Mexican celebration of Las Posadas and for them to grow up knowing that all of the modern necessities are second to the simple things in life that bring true joy.
This meal was inexpensive and easy to prepare and I encourage everyone to visit HERDEZ® for more awesome recipes to help you celebrate Las Posadas this year.
Each week, a fill in the blank question relevant to the holiday will be posted for fan to answer with a photo. Three top winners will be selected as well as honorable mentions.
Prizes are as follows:
– Grand Prize: Dinner prepared by a personal chef for up to 4 people in your very own home!
– 2nd Place: $250 Gift Basket
– 3rd Place: $200 Gift Basket
– Honorable Mention: Custom T-shirts
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Las Posadas (translated in English as “the inns”), is a 9-day Mexican Christmas tradition based on the biblical journey of Mary and Joseph and their search of a safe place, or “inn,” to stay before the birth of Jesus. From December 16-24 each year, friends, families and neighbors participate as “innkeepers” and host a Posada at a different home each night. The evening’s host family provides traditional Las Posadas food—an essential element to the festivities.