Huevos Rancheros

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These “ranchers eggs” are such a great thing to wake up to. Huevos Rancheros also makes a great quick supper.

Huevos Rancheros on a plate

Although I grew up in Southern California, noshing on Mexican food all my life, there are some dishes that just weren’t in my repertoire until adulthood. Chimichangas and tamales and chile relleno were things I’d heard about, but not really tasted or knew how to make until I was older.

I’m still scared

I’d never even tasted Huevos Rancheros until last spring when we went out to brunch with friends, and FishPapa ordered it. I was really surprised how good beans, tortillas, and eggs tasted together! Who knew?

Why is it called huevos rancheros?

This classic breakfast is served throughout Mexico. And I mean why wouldn’t it be? It’s so good. 

And the name actually translates to “ranchers eggs”. 

Huevos Rancheros ingredients

  • Corn tortillas – You can use store bought or get ambitious and make your own corn tortillas! Homemade is so worth it. 
  • Refried Beans – Again store bought works, but you might also like to try this healthier refried beans recipe
  • Enchilada sauce – You want to warm this up a little bit before using it. 
  • Eggs – You will use 8 eggs total (2 eggs per person)
  • Salt and pepper – Don’t forget to season!
  • Avocado 
  • Tomatoes
  • Hot sauce or Salsa for serving – You can also try whipping up your own salsa. Try this Super Easy Salsa!

How do you make huevos rancheros?

  1. In a large skillet, pour the oil to about 1/4 inch deep. Heat until shimmering. Fry the tortillas until lightly crisped. Drain on paper towels.
  2. Crack the eggs into the remaining hot oil and cook to taste. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Lay out two tortillas on each plate. Divide the refried beans among the tortillas and spread evenly. Spread 2 tablespoons of enchilada sauce over the beans on each tortillas. Top each tortilla with a fried egg. Garnish with avocado slices and chopped tomatoes. Serve immediately with hot sauce or salsa on the side.

What do I serve with these huevos rancheros?

You will love this dish. It makes the perfect quick and easy breakfast, but is equally good for lunch or dinner. Serve a little bit of southwest style coleslaw on the side, like my Cumin-Scented Cabbage Salad or Creamy Cole Slaw that Won’t Go Soggy.

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Huevos Rancheros
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
14 mins
Total Time
24 mins
 
These “ranchers eggs” are such a great thing to wake up to. Huevos Rancheros also makes a great quick supper.
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: huevos rancheros
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 435 kcal
Author: Jessica Fisher
Ingredients
  • vegetable oil for frying I use avocado oil
  • 8 corn tortillas
  • 2 cups Healthier Refried Beans or one 15-ounce can refried beans heated
  • 1 cup warm enchilada sauce
  • 8 eggs
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 avocado peeled, pitted, and sliced
  • 2 to matoes chopped
  • hot sauce or salsa for serving
Instructions
  1. In a large skillet, pour the oil to about 1/4 inch deep. Heat until shimmering. Fry the tortillas until lightly crisped. Drain on paper towels.
  2. Crack the eggs into the remaining hot oil and cook to taste. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Lay out two tortillas on each plate. Divide the refried beans among the tortillas and spread evenly. Spread 2 tablespoons of enchilada sauce over the beans on each tortillas. Top each tortilla with a fried egg. Garnish with avocado slices and chopped tomatoes. Serve immediately with hot sauce or salsa on the side.
Nutrition Facts
Huevos Rancheros
Amount Per Serving
Calories 435 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 327mg109%
Sodium 1365mg59%
Potassium 608mg17%
Carbohydrates 49g16%
Fiber 13g54%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 22g44%
Vitamin A 1561IU31%
Vitamin C 15mg18%
Calcium 143mg14%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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Comments

  1. Rachel Addison says

    That looks amazing! What kind of slaw is on the side? It doesn’t look like the other two slaws that you linked to. We will definitely be having this to eat soon! Thanks!

  2. Vanessa B says

    These look amazing! I have a strange question: Do you eat this with a knife and fork or do you pick it up and bite into it like a tostada?

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