I 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.
- Corn tortillas
- Refried beans
- Shredded cheddar cheese
- 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.
I 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!