Huevos Rancheros Con Crumpets

This isn't our most photogenic dish, but it really is tasty!

Preparation: 15 minutes Serves: 8 crumpets
Cooking: 45 minutes Cold-buttered crumpets
Ingredients Quantity (metric) Quantity (imperial)
Spicy bean sauce
Medium white onions (peeled and finely chopped) 1 1
Garlic clove (peeled and very finely chopped) 1 1
Celery stick (finely chopped) 1 1
Green pepper (cored and finely chopped) 1 1
Large red chillies (cored and very finely chopped) 2 2
Black beans (tinned) (rinsed and drained) 400 g 14 oz
Chopped tomatoes (tinned) 400 g 14 oz
Water 150 ml 5 floz
Olive oil 1 tbsp 1 tbsp
Ground cumin 2 tsp 2 tsp
Ground coriander 1 tsp 1 tsp
Ground cinnamon 1 tsp 1 tsp
Cayenne pepper 1 tsp 1 tsp
Salt and pepper Plenty Plenty
Tomato (de-seeded and finely chopped) 4 4
Avocado (cored, peeled and finely chopped) 2 2
Red onion (peeled and finely chopped) 1 1
Large red chilli (de-seeded and finely chopped) 2 2
Fresh coriander (finely chopped) 30 g 1 oz
Lime juice 1 lime 1 lime
Salt and pepper Plenty Plenty
Fried free-range eggs 8 8
Crispy free-range bacon 8 rashers 8 rashers


      The spicy bean sauce

      1. Gently heat the cumin, coriander, cinnamon and cayenne pepper in a large non-stick pan, for about 2 minutes until the spices become fragrant.
      2. Add the oil and onions and gently heat for 5 minutes. Add the garlic, celery and chillies and continue to cook for another 5 minutes, until soft.
      3. Add the green pepper, cook for 2 more minutes, then add the tinned tomatoes, about half the water and plenty of salt and pepper. Bring to the boil, the reduce the heat and simmer for 30 minutes, adding water if the sauce starts to become dry.
      4. Rinse the beans thoroughly in cold water, and add them to the mix about 10 minutes before the end, to allow them to warm up and absorb the flavours.

      The salsa

      1. Mix together the salsa ingredients, adding the lime immediately after the avocado to stop the avocado browning.
      2. The salsa benefits from its own company for a few minutes before serving.

      The crumpets

      1. Our preferred order of assembly is: bacon, salsa, chilli, spicy bean sauce, egg.
      2. The topping are obviously a matter of personal preference. Pimp your heart out.

Don't forget to use bacon from happy pigs and eggs from happy hens, or karma might come to bite you on the arse.