Huevos Rancheros Recipe

by Amber on February 2, 2012

If you really love someone, you’ll feed them Huevos Rancheros for breakfast. It’s one of those simple dishes that provide so much joy: eggs over easy resting on a bed of black beans, melted cheese, ranchero sauce, and corn tortillas. How does something so easy fulfill so deeply?

Huevos Rancheros recipe using corn tortillas, black beans, melted cheese, and ranchero sauce with eggs over easy.

The secret, as always, is in the sauce. And everyone has their favorite. Huevos Rancheros can be made with your favorite jar of salsa, or your mother’s famous recipe. Pick the one you like best, and you’re destined for success. I like to switch mine up. Some days, I’m feeling like a tomato salsa. Other days I’m feeling green: green chile, that is.

In its authentic Southwestern style, Huevos Rancheros is served with ranchero sauce (hence the name). That’s what I use in this recipe. But please feel free to use whatever salsa makes you smile.

Huevos Rancheros Recipe
4 corn tortillas
1 cup ranchero sauce or your favorite salsa
1 cup black beans, cooked
½ cup shredded jack cheese
4 organic eggs
1 green onion, diced
Salt & pepper to taste

Farmers’ Market ingredients: corn tortillas, cheese, eggs, onion
Supermarket ingredients: black beans, salsa

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Heat a skillet over medium heat. Dry roast the corn tortillas on the hot skillet for about 10 seconds on each side to warm through. Keep them warm between the folds of a towel while you heat the others.

Using two oven safe dinner plates, place 2 warm tortillas on each. Cover each set of tortillas with a half cup of the ranchero sauce, followed by a half cup of beans and ¼ cup of shredded cheese. Place plates in preheated oven for 8 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Using potholders remove from oven and cover lightly with foil to keep warm.

In a stovetop skillet, cook the 4 eggs over easy. Place two cooked eggs on each plate atop the loaded tortillas. Sprinkle with the chopped green onion, and salt and pepper to taste. Serve.

Yield: 2 tasty, tasty servings

{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

mjskit February 2, 2012 at 7:40 pm

What a beautiful plate of Huevos Rancheros!!!! This is definitely one of my favorite brunches! Living in NM I use NM red chile sauce, but I do love your rancheros sauce. Am definitely going to have to try it! Great statement “how does something so easy fulfill so deeply?” So true! Thanks for linking back to my eggs over easy! That is awesome!


admin February 2, 2012 at 8:11 pm

Thanks, MjsKitchen! I’m glad you like the post, and happy you had a good reference for the over easy eggs. Great to meet a fellow egg fan! :)


Kristen February 3, 2012 at 11:44 am

I am going to make this tomorrow morning for me and my BF!!!! Thanks for the wonderful and yummy inspiration!!! :)


admin February 3, 2012 at 2:26 pm

Kristen, Glad you are inspired! Have a great breakfast!


Kristen February 8, 2012 at 1:26 pm

I did indeed make this for my boyfriend last Saturday morning. He LOVED it! He looked at the plate and said that it was “like restaurant quality”. He tasted it and then said that it was “better than restaurant quality”. The only substitution that I made was that I used spicy jalapeno refried beans instead of the black beans, but that’s only because he’s not a fan of the black beans. I was also impressed with this recipe and will make it again and again to change up the breakfast routine! Gracias!!! :)


admin February 8, 2012 at 4:58 pm

Yay! I’m so happy to hear this, Kristen. :) I like making it with refried beans, too. And spicy is another of my favorites. I’ve been known to sprinkle a little extra hot sauce on top, too. Glad you were able to make your breakfast feel a little fancy. Thanks for writing to let me know!


Jessica February 4, 2012 at 10:19 am

I absolutely love your plates! It goes so well with the lovely breakfast theme of the photo. May I ask where you got them?


admin February 4, 2012 at 11:29 am

Thanks, Jessica! Glad you like them. I actually got them at the thrift store. I find most of my dishes and napkins there.


Donna February 16, 2012 at 1:53 pm

I am a Huevos Rancheros freak ~ LOVE them. Your version looks beautiful!


admin February 16, 2012 at 3:29 pm

Thanks, Donna! :) I’m glad you think so. I’m also a giant fan.


Kristin Friedersdorf February 20, 2012 at 8:54 pm

This looks so delicious! I hope you are doing well.


admin February 20, 2012 at 10:29 pm

Thanks, Kristin! Nice to hear from you. Hope all is well in your food world, too. :)


Amanda March 17, 2013 at 10:06 am

My husband and I made this for brunch this morning, with the Ranchero sauce recipe that you recommended, and it was by far the best Huevos Rancheros either of us had ever tasted.


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