Huevos Rancheros

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
  • Salsa
  • Eggs
  • Fresh chopped cilantro

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 over cook or the yolk will be hard.

Cook tortillas in pan for 30 seconds on each side. Layer the tortilla with a bit of refried beans then sprinkle with cheddar cheese. Spread salsa over the cheese then top 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!


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31 Responses to “Huevos Rancheros”

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    recipes2share — September 22, 2008 @ 6:24 am

    What great comfort food – this looks sooo yummy!

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    Anonymous — September 22, 2008 @ 6:58 am

    Just found your blog today. You have a lot of great recipes that I’m looking forward to trying.
    ginny

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    Michele — September 22, 2008 @ 10:47 am

    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. :-)

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    mikky — September 22, 2008 @ 11:59 am

    what a great idea… looks so yummy too…

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    Katherine Aucoin — September 22, 2008 @ 2:22 pm

    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!

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    Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer — September 22, 2008 @ 2:31 pm

    This is my favorite breakfast of all times !! YUM!!!

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    Live.Love.Eat — September 22, 2008 @ 2:50 pm

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

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    Maria — September 22, 2008 @ 3:39 pm

    What great photos and what a great breakfast!

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    Aggie — September 22, 2008 @ 4:12 pm

    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.

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    JennDZ - The Leftover Queen — September 22, 2008 @ 4:40 pm

    Man! This is my favorite breakfast of all times! Yours looks fantastic!

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    Colleen — September 22, 2008 @ 4:55 pm

    These look delicious – and your blog is beautiful! I just stumbled on it today!

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    Loren and Coleen — September 22, 2008 @ 4:57 pm

    Hey Pam, Heidi is here and wondering if you deliver. These look amazing!!!

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    Happy cook — September 22, 2008 @ 5:05 pm

    Looks so delicious.
    Just wanted to take a fork and digg in … Yummmm

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    Miss Insanity — September 22, 2008 @ 5:33 pm

    -drool-

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

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    Syd — September 22, 2008 @ 5:36 pm

    I could dive head first into that plate. Nekkid.

    Looks fabulous.

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    The Blonde Duck — September 22, 2008 @ 7:52 pm

    You’re talking my language! I’ll eat the leftovers! I’ll even lick the plate clean. Yummmmmm.

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    Marjie — September 22, 2008 @ 8:31 pm

    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.

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    Pam — September 22, 2008 @ 8:35 pm

    Okay, this looks amazing! I have to try this!

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    Jan — September 22, 2008 @ 11:08 pm

    I have never tried these before, but I think that will soon be remedied. Looks great, and I love those plates.

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    MaryBeth — September 22, 2008 @ 11:11 pm

    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.

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    Jessie — September 23, 2008 @ 12:44 am

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

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    Katie — September 23, 2008 @ 3:11 am

    Mmmm…I can almost smell it! I like your color plate.

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    Manggy — September 23, 2008 @ 3:21 am

    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 ;)

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    Prudy — September 23, 2008 @ 3:37 am

    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.

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    Paula — September 23, 2008 @ 5:22 am

    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

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    Grace — September 23, 2008 @ 11:36 am

    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! :)

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    Joe Horn — September 23, 2008 @ 6:23 pm

    Yum, that looks like something we would have in the restaurant!

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    Denise — September 23, 2008 @ 6:52 pm

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

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    hot garlic — September 24, 2008 @ 1:23 pm

    Yum! Haven’t ever made these {this?} either!

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    Terri — October 2, 2008 @ 8:03 pm

    Yum. I haven’t made Huevos Rancheros in ages. I’m glad I stopped by. Your dish looks delicious.

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