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Huevos Rancheros

Huevos Rancheros

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Huevos Rancheros

This traditional Mexican breakfast recipe is a welcome addition to almost any weekend brunch menu. The heart of this dish includes lightly fried eggs sitting atop crispy corn tortillas. From there, it can be customized with your choice of delicious toppings, ranging from refried beans to spicy salsa.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Serves: 4

Tip: The instructions below include an optional step of frying each corn tortilla in olive oil until slightly crispy around the edges. Another alternative is to toast the tortillas in a dry, non-stick skillet.


3 T. extra virgin olive oil
4 corn tortillas
4 large eggs
Chipotle powder, to taste
Sea salt, to taste

Optional (to serve):

1 large avocado, sliced
½ c. fresh cilantro, finely chopped
4 oz. Monterey-Jack cheese, shredded
Easy Refried Beans
Quick & Easy Spicy Salsa


  1. (Optional Step) Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add corn tortillas, one at a time, to the skillet and fry for 15-20 seconds on each side, just until the tortillas begin to crisp around the edges. Transfer to a plate and blot off excess oil with paper towels. Repeat with remaining tortillas and set aside.
  2. Reduce heat to medium-low and fry the eggs sunny-side up in the leftover oil, just until the whites are set and the yolks are still runny. Season with chipotle powder and sea salt, to taste, and remove from heat.
  3. Top each tortilla with a sunny-side up egg and serve immediately with choice of diced avocado, fresh cilantro, shredded Monterey-Jack cheese, refried beans, and/or spicy salsa on the side. Enjoy!


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gloria patterson

Monday 7th of May 2018

I have never had Huevos Rancheros before, I have watched them fixed on cooking shows and they always look so good. i think it is time to try one

Sarah L

Sunday 6th of May 2018

I would certainly add all of the optional toppings you listed.

Denise Low

Sunday 6th of May 2018

Thank you for sharing. It looks delicious. I have never tried this but I am willing to give it a try.

kathy pease

Sunday 6th of May 2018

This looks so yummy and I will have to try out the recipe :)