Huevos Rancheros

January 9, 2022mayurisjikoni
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Huevos Rancheros – Mexican Style Breakfast is a wholesome, filling, typical breakfast served at Mexican Farms. It basically eggs served on a corn tortilla, with refried beans or rice and a salsa. It is also known as Ranchers’ Eggs.


As I was going through my files, I came across this recipe in the draft. I had completely forgotten about it. Actually, I had prepared this delicious and filling breakfast dish for the Blogging Marathon Theme Breakfast for the month of August. However, I could not post it as I had to back out.  I got too busy with guests. It was during one of my visits to Jean Talon market in Montreal that I came across a stall that had made fresh corn tortillas. These were made with white corn and not the usual yellow corn. I bought a packet as I had planned to make Huevos Rancheros.

Oh well, perhaps this recipe was meant to be a part of the protein rich dishes. As we are nearly ending this Mega Marathon, I’ve realized that I’ve got so many other recipes that I’d wanted to prepare for this theme. However, like this breakfast dish, the others will appear in some theme or the other in the coming future.

What is Huevos Rancheros?

Well, it is a Mexican breakfast or brunch. The tortilla is fried, more like shallow fried, and then topped with refried beans or rice, salsa or guacamole or both. Eggs are either fried or scrambled. Left over refried beans or rice are served along with the eggs to make it into a filling and wholesome meal for the ranchers.  Definitely a filling and delicious meal.
Protein Sources In This Recipe Are Eggs, Beans, Avocado.
By no means am I claiming or supporting any sort of fad diet that are the latest craze in the fitness world. I’m just trying to include non meat non fish dishes from which you can get your protein source.


Ranchero Sauce is a tomato and chilli pepper based sauce. It can be processed to a smooth texture or left a little coarse. What makes it so different from the usual Tomato Salsa Sauce is the use of hot chilli peppers and it is not chunky. This sauce is commonly served with eggs.


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I love this theme suggested by Rebekah who blogs Making Miracles. Though I am a vegetarian I enjoy eggs. That makes me an ovo vegetarian. Eggs are my to do whenever I want to make a quick and filling dish. Though Huevos Rancheros is mainly a breakfast dish, hubby and I enjoy often for dinner.

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  • Tortilla – usually corn tortilla are used but you can use wheat ones too.
  • Kidney Beans – cooked. Can use red or black ones. I have used canned ones. You can soak and cook dried beans.
  • Tomatoes – chopped ones for the sauce. Preferably fresh or you can used canned.
  • Eggs – can use fried or scrambled eggs
  • Tomato Puree – fresh tomato puree or canned.
  • Jalapeno – for the sauce
  • Smoked Paprika Powder – for both the sauce and the refried beans
  • Chipotle Powder – for the sauce and the refried beans
  • Onion – peeled and chopped finely for both the refried beans and sauce
  • Garlic – peeled and minced, for both the refried beans and sauce.
  • Salt – for for both the refried beans and sauce.
  • Coriander Powder – for both the sauce and refried beans.
  • Cilantro/ Fresh Coriander – for the sauce, refried beans and garnishing
  • Oregano – use fresh or dried for the sauce. If you can use Mexican Oregano. I didn’t have any so used fresh oregano.
  • Avocado – peeled and sliced or chopped. To serve on the side.
  • Spring Onion – optional, for garnishing
  • Cheese – use either cotija or feta cheese. Optional.
  • Oil – Any oil of your choice for the sauce, refried beans and tortilla.
  • Butter – optional for the eggs or use oil.





Huevos Rancheros - Mexican Style Breakfast is a wholesome, filling, typical breakfast served at Mexican Farms. It basically eggs served on a corn tortilla, with refried beans or rice and a salsa. It is also known as Ranchers' Eggs.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Breakfast, Main Meal
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4



  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion peeled and diced
  • 1 cup tomatoes finely chopped
  • 1-2 jalapeño finely chopped
  • 1 tsp chipotle powder
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika powder
  • 1 tsp garlic minced
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp oregano fresh or dried
  • ½ cup water or stock
  • ¼ cup cilantro chopped
  • 1 tbsp lime juice


  • 8 Corn Tortillas
  • 1 cup red/black kidney beans cooked
  • 1 medium onion finely chopped
  • ¼ cup tomato puree fresh
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • ¼ cup water
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp chipotle powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 cup ranchero sauce
  • 1 medium avocado peeled and cut into slices
  • ¼ cup coriander/cilantro chopped
  • ¼ cup spring onion chopped
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tbsp oil + extra for the tortillas
  • Oil or butter for fried eggs
  • ½ cup cotija or feta cheese



  • Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add chopped onion and jalapeño.
  • Stir fry till it becomes soft and onion is light pink in colour.
  • Add garlic and stir fry for a few seconds. Add the oregano and mix well.
  • Add chopped tomatoes, salt, water or stock, chipotle, smoked paprika and coriander powders. Mix well.
  • Cover the pan and cook till the tomatoes become soft.
  • Allow the mixture to cool a bit. Add chopped cilanto and lime juice.
  • Process in a food processor to a coarse or smooth sauce.


  • First prepare the rancheros sauce. Check for recipe here.
  • To prepare the refried beans, heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan.
  • Add onion and stir fry till it becomes soft.
  • Add garlic paste and stir fry for a few seconds.
  • Add tomato puree, water, salt, paprika, chipotle powder and coriander powder. Mix well.
  • Partially mash the cooked beans and add to the tomato mixture.
  • Cover the pan and let the mixture cook for 5-10 minutes. Stir occasionally so that the mixture does not burn at the bottom.
  • Heat a frying pan over medium heat. Spread a bit of oil over the pan.
  • Put one tortilla in the pan. Let it cook till small bubbles appear.
  • Flip and cook the other side adding little oil.
  • Keep the shallow fried tortilla on a plate.
  • Repeat with the remaining tortillas.
  • Keep the tortillas warm in the oven at low heat till you prepare the eggs.
  • Add some oil or butter in a frying pan over medium to low heat.
  • Crack an egg and fry it.
  • To assemble the huevos rancheros take one or two fried tortilla. Spread about a tablespoon or two of the refried beans over it.
  • Put the fried egg on top of it.
  • Put a few avocado slices. Sprinkle cheese, coriander and spring onion over it. Serve with rancheros sauce.
  • Repeat the above steps with the remaining tortillas and eggs.


  • Can serve with guacamole, some refried rice, green salsa sauce.
  • Eggs can be scrambled instead of fried.
  • Nowadays wheat flour tortillas are also used for this dish.
  • If you don't have chipotle powder, then use normal red chili powder.
  • The ranchero sauce stays in the fridge for a week.
  • Can serve 2 eggs per person.
Keyword huevos rancheros, mexican style egg breakfast, tortilla with eggs mexican style

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  • Sapana Behl

    September 26, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    The Mexican style breykoiks absolutely delicious and I love eating it without the eggs. PS it's always the same with me , busy taking pics while they are waiting.

  • Srividhya Gopalakrishnan

    September 26, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    Recipes in drafts are life savers and this one is quite unique. Interesting mexican dish. Will try this for my son. Thanks for sharing.

  • vaishali sabnani

    September 27, 2017 at 12:44 am

    I am loving this platter and could gobble it down . Excellent flavours and well presented .

  • Srivalli

    September 27, 2017 at 6:18 am

    That surely looks very elegant!..I have tried some Mexican and always found it much like our own cuisine and so is quick to make..this one sounds like an interesting combination!

  • Gayathri Kumar

    September 27, 2017 at 6:18 am

    This looks like a delicious filling meal. I agree with you on drafts. I become so happy when I see a perfect recipe in drafts folder..

  • Sharmila- The Happie Friends Potpourri corner

    September 27, 2017 at 9:05 am

    Mexican breakfast always makes a wholesome and healthy breakfast to start a day.. Looks lovely..

  • Priya Suresh

    September 27, 2017 at 7:56 pm

    Havent tried Huevos rancheros yet but its in my to do list for a while. Such a super filling Mexican dish, now am tempted to make some soon.

  • Sowmya :)

    September 28, 2017 at 6:25 am

    Recipe in drafts in such a blessing Mayuri! Love huevos rancheros…one if my favourites. Yours looks so tempting

  • Archana Potdar

    September 28, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    LOL about the family waiting and us clicking! My daughters are trained now they tell me you deal with the pics and they disappear with their food.
    BTW this is the kind of food my daughters like and I guess I will be making some of your dishes.

  • Ruchi Indu

    October 9, 2017 at 9:47 am

    Havent heard of this dish. But sounds very easy simple. Shoukd try this mexican cuisine.

  • Wendy Klik

    January 9, 2022 at 2:45 pm

    I love that our versions are different variations of the same dish. Yours sounds wonderful Mayuri.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      January 10, 2022 at 5:09 pm

      Thank you so much Wendy. I will be checking out your huevos rancheros verde version. New ideas for a different style breakfast.

  • Karen

    January 9, 2022 at 2:53 pm

    I love huevos rancheros and always order them for breakfast when I see them on the menu.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      January 10, 2022 at 5:08 pm

      I too love huevos rancheros. I had it for the first time at a breakfast place in Montreal and fell in love with the dish.

  • Stacy

    January 9, 2022 at 6:29 pm

    I am a huge fan of huevos rancheros and your version looks delicious, Mayuri!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      January 10, 2022 at 5:06 pm

      Thank you so much Stacy.

  • Rebekah R Hills

    January 9, 2022 at 7:58 pm

    What an absolutely BEAUTIFUL plate of food – I love this dish!!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      January 10, 2022 at 5:05 pm

      Thank you so much Rebekah.

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