I had planned to post about Vanilla Ice Cream today.
But then I fell in love.
With life, and cherry tomatoes, and love, and guacamole, and a darn good poached egg.
And you know, people in love are irrational, so I put the Vanilla Ice Cream post to the side so that you guys could see this beauty.
The funny thing is, this all started out with an idea to make huevos rancheros. One thing led to another and you know what they say, when you give a mouse a cookie… So our crack team assembled this tempting tower of goodness and delight!
Here’s how you can make this happen:
Corn tortillas cut into squares (you’ll need 4 squares for every tower)
1 large onion, diced
1 lb. ground pork
2 Tablespoons Chimayo Chili Blend
1 pint of cherry tomatoes, cut in half
1/4 cup masa flour (optional)
Some mixed beans (we had some hanging out in our freezer already)
Sriracha sour cream (that’s right, just add some sriracha to that sour cream in your fridge)
Cheese of your choice, grated
Lettuce, shredded (mostly just for garnish)
Eggs, one or two for every tower you plan to make
1 cup of corn
1 cup of bell peppers, chopped
Start off by making your rice, saute the corn and bell peppers in the pan you’re going to make your rice in, then add your rice and water and cook as per usual.
While the rice is cooking, brown your onions, add the pork, and chimayo chili blend, brown some more. Add the masa, this helps bind it all together so you don’t lose any of the flavor from the juices! Put in tomatoes and cook until they’re just warmed through. Remove from heat.
If you have a griddle, start getting it warm to toast the tortillas. If you don’t have a griddle you can use a big pan. While you wait for the griddle to heat up, assemble everything else you need: shred the lettuce, grate your cheese, make your guacamole!
Toast your tortilla squares to the perfect toastiness for you, we let ours stay pretty soft, but depending on how high you want to stack your towers, a firmer tortilla platform may be necessary.
Once your tortillas are perfect, get a new pan and fill it with your tomatillo over medium to high heat and poach those eggs!
Once the eggs are poached, let the assembling begin!
Here’s how we layered our towers (from bottom to top):
tortilla, rice, pork mixture, cheese, tortilla, beans, sriracha sour cream, cheese, tortilla, guacamole, tortilla, egg, tomatillo.
Here’s to dreaming big and falling in love,
Charleston Spice Co.