Jamie Oliver

Mexican breakfast

Chilli tomato stew, eggs and cheese wrapped in tortillas

Mexican breakfast

Serves 6
Cooks In40 minutes
DifficultySuper easy
Nutrition per serving
  • Calories
    218
    11%
  • Fat
    11.1g
    16%
  • Saturates
    2.2g
    11%
  • Protein
    10.1g
    20%
  • Carbs
    19.5g
    8%
  • Sugars
    7.7g
    9%
  • Salt
    0.6g
    10%
  • Fibre
    1g
    -

Of an adult's reference intake

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Ingredients

  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 red peppers
  • 2 fresh red or orange chillies
  • olive oil
  • 1 large dried chilli
  • 3 fresh bay leaves
  • 2 x 400 g tins of chopped tomatoes
  • 2 large ripe tomatoes
  • 6 large eggs , preferably free-range or organic
  • 6 tortillas
  • Cheddar cheese , to serve
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Method

  1. Peel and finely slice the onions and garlic. Deseed and finely slice the peppers and chillies.
  2. Get a large frying pan (make sure you’ve got a lid to go with it) on a high heat and add several good lugs of olive oil. Add the onion, garlic, peppers, fresh and dried chillies, bay leaves and a good pinch of sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Stir and cook for 15 minutes to soften and caramelise the veg.
  3. Pour in your tinned tomatoes and use a spoon or potato masher to break them up a bit. Bring to the boil, then turn down to a medium heat and cook for a further 5 minutes so the sauce starts to reduce down.
  4. When you’ve got a nice thick tomato stew consistency, have a taste and add a pinch more salt and pepper if you think it needs it.
  5. Slice your tomatoes and lay over the top of the mixture, then use a spoon to make small wells in the tomato stew, and crack in your eggs so they poach in the thick, delicious juices. Try to crack them in as quickly as you can so they all get to cook for roughly the same amount of time. Season from a height, put the lid on and let the eggs cook for around 3 to 4 minutes.
  6. Warm your tortillas while this is happening. You can pop them into the oven at 180°C/350°F/gas 4 for a few minutes, microwave them for a few seconds or even lay them over the lid of the pan so they heat up as the eggs cook.
  7. Take the lid off and check your eggs by giving them a poke with your finger. When they’re done to your liking, turn the heat off and take the pan to the table with your warmed tortillas, your Cheddar and a grater so everyone can get involved and make their own. Personally, I like to grate a bit of cheese right on to a warm tortilla, spoon an egg and some of the wonderful tomato stew on top, wrap it up, and eat it right away. What a beautiful way to wake up!

Tips

If you wanted to take this dish one step further, for a late brunch you could serve it with black beans, some steamed rice and a bottle of Tabasco or chilli sauce beside it. Give it a go.

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Nutrition per serving
  • Calories
    218
    11%
  • Fat
    11.1g
    16%
  • Saturates
    2.2g
    11%
  • Protein
    10.1g
    20%
  • Carbs
    19.5g
    8%
  • Sugars
    7.7g
    9%
  • Salt
    0.6g
    10%
  • Fibre
    1g
    -

Of an adult's reference intake