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




  • Ranchero Sauce

  • 3 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • ¾ cup small diced onions
  • 1 Tbsp. minced fresh garlic
  • 1 Tbsp. dried oregano leaves
  • 1 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 1½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 2¾ lb. canned diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1½ cups finely chopped fresh cilantro

  • Waffle Batter

  • 2¾ 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
  • ¾ cup vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3 Tbsp. minced chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 16 fried eggs

Nutrition per serving

Calories390 Total fat25 gSaturated fat6 gTrans fat0 gCholesterol230 mgSodium800 mgCarbohydrate28 gDietary fiber2 gProtein14 gVitamin A20 %DVVitamin C15 %DVCalcium15 %DVIron15 %DV
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.



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.

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