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Cheddar-Chipotle Waffles made with RITZ Crackers & Fried Eggs Rancheros

Cheddar-Chipotle Waffles made with RITZ Crackers & Fried Eggs Rancheros

INGREDIENTS

16

  • Ranchero Sauce
  • 3 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup small diced onions
  • 1 Tbsp. minced fresh garlic
  • 1 Tbsp. dried oregano leaves
  • 1 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 1-1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 2-3/4 lb. canned diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1-1/2 cups finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • Waffle Batter
  • 2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup ground RITZ Crackers
  • 1 Tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 3 cups lowfat buttermilk
  • 1 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese, sharp
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3 Tbsp. minced chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 16 fried eggs

Nutrition per serving

  • Calories

    390

  • Total fat

    25 g

  • Saturated fat

    6 g

  • Trans fat

    0 g

  • Cholesterol

    230 mg

  • Sodium

    800 mg

  • Carbohydrate

    28 g

  • Dietary fiber

    2 g

  • Sugars

    6 g

  • Protein

    14 g

  • Vitamin A

    20 %DV

  • Vitamin C

    15 %DV

  • Calcium

    15 %DV

  • Iron

    15 %DV

DIRECTIONS

Ranchero Sauce: Heat oil in medium saucepan on medium-high heat. Add onions; saute until translucent. Add garlic; cook 1 min. Stir in oregano, chili powder, salt and black pepper. Cook 1 min. Reduce heat to medium-low.

Stir in tomatoes. Cook until sauce is reduced and slightly thickened, stirring occasionally. Stir in cilantro. Keep warm until ready to use.

Cheddar-Chipotle Waffles: Heat Belgian waffle maker to medium-low setting.

Combine dry ingredients in large bowl. Whisk buttermilk, cheese, eggs, oil, cilantro and peppers in separate large bowl. Add dry ingredients to buttermilk mixture; whisk until combined.

Portion one #6 scoop batter onto waffle maker. Cook until light golden brown on both sides. Repeat with remaining batter.

For each serving: Top each waffle with a fried egg and one #12 scoop Ranchero Sauce.

Tips

TIP:

  • Adjust the level of spice to your taste by increasing or decreasing the amount of chipotle peppers used.

Serving Suggestion:

  • Garnish each serving with a few avocado slices and fresh cilantro leaves.

Make Ahead:

  • Waffles and sauce can be prepared ahead of time. Cool to room temperature then refrigerate for up to 3 days. Reheat as needed.