Budd Schulberg's Huevos Rancheros
1 small yellow onion, minced
6 tablespoons sweet butter
4 small ripe tomatoes (or 1/2 cup tomato sauce)
1/2 fresh hot green pepper
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
4 eggs fried in butter
3 chorizo cut in one-inch pieces, fried and drained
1. Saute onion in two tablespoons butter until soft, add chopped tomatoes, hot pepper, salt and black pepper. Simmer slowly about 30 minutes until all the flavors blend and the sauce thickens.
2. Fry tortillas in 4 tablespoons butter only until soft; top with fried eggs. Spoon sauce over fried eggs. Arrange sausage around each portion. Serve immediately. Serves 2-4.