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Huevos Rancheros

Huevos RancherosI was always afraid to order huevos rancheros at Mexican restaurants because I wasn’t sure I would like eggs with my Mexican food–boy was I wrong. Once I was brave enough to order it, I was hooked. I love the flavor of the beans, corn tortilla, cheese, and salsa but what makes it really special for me is the over-easy egg and the yolk. All the flavor together makes music in my mouth. I don’t make rancheros sauce because I really love it with my homemade salsa. It’s simple to make and tastes unbelievably good.

Huevos Rancheros:


  • Corn tortillas
  • Refried beans
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Salsa
  • Eggs
  • Fresh chopped cilantro

How to Make Huevos Rancheros

Heat cooking spray in a small skillet over medium heat. Crack the egg into the pan and season with salt and pepper. Once the white of the egg is no longer transparent, add 1 tablespoon of water to the pan and cover with a lid. Cook for about 1 minute or until the yolk is clouded over. Don’t overcook or the yolk will be hard.

Cook tortillas in a pan for 30 seconds on each side. Layer the tortilla with some refried beans then sprinkle with cheddar cheese. Spread salsa over the cheese then top it with the egg and a bit more cheese. Garnish with cilantro leaves.

Huevos RancherosI love my fresh salsa so much that I add a bit more to the top of my egg. It’s a bit messier but tastes so good. Enjoy!

Huevos Rancheros
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  1. I love huevos rancheros for dinner. I’m sitting here eating my breakfast and looking at your huevos rancheros. All of s sudden my tea and toast isn’t what I want for breakfast anymore. 🙂

  2. I think the last time I had these was on my honeymoon. I will have to surprise my husband with these one weekend! They look and sounds to tasty!

  3. These pictures are literally making my mouth water and my stomach growl. This is the picture in the dictionary under the word delicious!!!

  4. Wow!! This looks fantastic. I’ve never ordered or tried these either but have always wanted to…I may have to make these for dinner one night.

  5. -drool-

    That looks delicious. I will have to cook that sometime. The lemon bars look nice too, minus the coconut. I dislike coconut.

  6. This looks like you bought those plates especially to hold Huevos Rancheros! The colors are great; of course, I’m pretty sure that colorful food tastes better than monochrome dinners….my dearly beloved laughs at me.

  7. This looks so good, I have always been afraid to try it because I thought it was spicy. But now that I see what is in it the only spice would really be the type of salsa you use.

  8. I love good Mexican food and this is one of my favorites! I’m officially hungry just from looking at the pictures 🙂

  9. You know, I don’t think they serve huevos rancheros at our mexican restaurants here! It’s an outrage, I tell you!! After seeing your delicious pics I’m craving for one, and I don’t have the raw materials at home… Yet 😉

  10. I just read about your meatball recipe on Grumpy’s Honeybunch website and quickly clicked over without realizing that it was you! Of course I already love this blog! You have a definite gift for making everything look amazingly scrumptious, huevos rancheros included.

  11. Hmmm … I don’t know why I’m not seeing your posts on time. I log in daily in the morning and at night, and this is the first I’ve seen of this. This isn’t the first time this has happened.

    In any case, I’m glad I did see it! You know how much I love eggs, the perfect food, and huevos rancheros are so incrediably goooood. Your photos are terrific, that one with the fork just about

  12. i loooove huevos rancheros! actually, now that i think about it, there isn’t a single mexican dish that i’ve tasted and not enjoyed. but i digress–your dish looks perfect, especially with the fresh salsa on top. the messier the better! 🙂

  13. Oooooh,these look absolutely delightful & delicious that Im going to have to recreate it in my kitchen one day! 🙂