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St. Olaf chef showcases award-winning food on WCCO-TV

Matthew Fogarty, the executive chef for St. Olaf food service provider Bon Appétit, on the set of “Cooking with WCCO,” where he showed co-hosts Jason DeRusha and Kylie Bearse how to make St. Olaf Southwest Smokehouse Huevos Rancheros.

What makes St. Olaf College’s food some of the best in the nation?

Matthew Fogarty, the executive chef for St. Olaf food service provider Bon Appétit, visited WCCO-TV to show viewers the answer to that question.

He demonstrated how he makes St. Olaf Southwest Smokehouse Huevos Rancheros with Fisher Farms boar chorizo, crispy pumpkin fry bread, double take salsa verde, and queso fesca.

St. Olaf is No. 4 on the Princeton Review’s “Best Campus Food” ranking this year, and regularly tops national lists of best college cuisine. St. Olaf’s Stav Hall, the main dining facility on campus, serves more than 70 freshly prepared, locally sourced entrees each week.

Watch Fogarty prepare one such meal for “Cooking with WCCO” co-hosts Jason DeRusha and Kylie Bearse, and then give it a try using the recipe below.

St. Olaf Southwest Smokehouse Huevos Rancheros Recipe

  1. Prepare Double Bacon Anasazi and Local Black Beans
    • ¼ lb. Dried Anasazi Beans (Cook Until Tender, Drained)
    • ¼ lb. Dried Black Beans (Cook Until Tender, Drained)
    • ½ lb. Applewood Smoked Bacon (Rustic Chop, Rendered, Fat Drained)
    • 1 ea. Sweet Local Onion (Diced)
    • 1 ea. Summer Local Minnesota Heirloom Tomato (Large Dice)
    • ½ C. Cilantro (Chopped)
    • 10 cl. Fried Garlic (Smashed)
    • 1 C. Chicken Stock
    • ¼ C. St. Olaf Smokehouse Double Sloppy Powder
    • 1 ea. Local Jalapeno (Chopped)
    • 1 ea. Yellow Pepper (Large Dice)

      — Rinse Dry Beans. Separate Beans in Two Separate Pots and Cover with Water. Cook for 1 hour on Medium High Heat or Until Tender. Drain.
      — In Heavy Bottom Pot, add remaining ingredients and cook for one hour on low heat. Serve.

  2. Cook Chorizo or Favorite Breakfast Sausage.
  3. Make Fry Bread or Crispy Tortillas.
  4. Fry Egg.
  5. The Build: Beans, Fry Bread, Sausage, Egg, Salsa Verde (or Favorite Jarred Salsa), Queso, Cilantro.
  6. Eat!