Huevos Rancheros

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Huevos Rancheros


Huevos Rancheros [1] [2](Spanish for "eggs ranch-style") is a traditional Mexican country breakfast that is well known as one of the tastiest ways to eat an egg. From its home in Mexico, the dish has spread throughout the Americas.


  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 large tomatoes, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 serrano pepper minced
  • 1 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 4 corn tortillas
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 cup crumbled queso fresco or feta cheese
  • 2 cups refried beans, canned or homemade


  1. Over medium heat warm up 2 tbsp of oil.
  2. Include onion and cook so it browns, ~4 min.
  3. Include chopped tomatoes, serrano pepper, cilantro, 1/4 tsp salt, pepper.
  4. Bring to boil.
  5. Reduce heat, cover and leave to simmer for ~10 min.
  6. Warm 2 tbsp oil in another pan over medium heat.
  7. Include tortillas, single, cook for ~20 seconds per side.
  8. Place on paper towels to soak up excess oils.
  9. Cook eggs sunnyside up style.
  10. Season eggs with 1/4 tsp salt.
  11. Serve one tortilla, top with one egg, top with hot tomato sauce and sprinkle with cheese.
  12. Traditional sides are hot refried beans on the plate as well.


  1. Poore, Marge (1993). 365 Easy Mexican Recipes. HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.. pp. 214. ISBN 0-06-016963-X. 
  2. Taste of Home. Taste of Home. 1996. pp. 8.