Huevos rancheros is one of my favorite breakfast casseroles and it’s great for brunch. I’ve tried a lot of different recipes over the years but the one that I enjoy the most is the one I made whilst camping last year. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Huevos Rancheros are simple to make yet very satisfying and delicious. This recipe is from my new cookbook, “Easy Recipes for Every Day”, which is packed with 100+ breakfast ideas and much more. It’s available now on Amazon.com, and in bookstores.

I’m a huge fan of Huevos Rancheros, and thought it was high time I posted my version of that Mexican breakfast dish. Huevos Rancheros is traditionally made with corn tortillas, but I prefer to use salty tortillas instead, which I turn into delicious bites that are filled with eggs, salsa, and red chile sauce. This version also comes with a video, so you can follow along as I make the recipe.. Read more about huevos rancheros recipe and let us know what you think.

For a simple yet substantial breakfast, top lightly cooked corn tortillas with creamy beans, salsa, and a runny egg.

Rancheros Huevos may seem to be a fancy breakfast or brunch dish, but they can be prepared in just a few minutes using store-bought shortcuts. 

I’ll teach you how to make my quick version of huevos rancheros, which is ideal for times you want a substantial breakfast but don’t want to spend too much time in the kitchen.

The Components

Huevos Rancheros are made with four key ingredients:

Refried Beans, Salsa, and Eggs on Corn Tortillas

Isn’t it straightforward? These components may easily be used to create a great morning taco, but the stacking of the ingredients looks aesthetically appealing. 

Overhead view of Huevos Rancheros on a white plate and topped with red tomato salsa and avocado

The following is a list of each component and how to modify it.

Corn Tortillas- I’m using pre-made corn tortillas and gently cooking them in a pan to add color and crunch. They just need a little crisp. 

If you wish to minimize the quantity of oil used, you may make handmade corn tortillas and gently fry them, or bake store-bought tortillas. 

If all you have are flour tortillas, bake them in the oven until they get somewhat crispy. 

Refried Beans- I usually use handmade beans for refried beans, especially my refried Peruvian beans. The bean preparation is simple, and I freeze leftover beans in tiny quantities to make them quick to thaw when I need them in a dish. If you’re short on time, canned refried beans will suffice. 

Salsa—Here you’ll find some suggestions for different types of salsa to use with Huevos Rancheros. A tomato-based salsa, pico de gallo, and even a salsa verde have all been observed. My preference is to use anything you want! And, surprise, I used store-bought pico de gallo in this instance. 

I have a recipe for homemade tomato salsa that is very simple to prepare, but it’s perfectly OK to utilize store-bought shortcuts to have a delicious dinner in a short period of time. Check out some of the choices you may have. The salsa I received was a fresh salsa that was really very delicious.

Up close view of sunny side egg on beans and corn tortilla.

Cook the eggs according to your preferences. I like my eggs over medium with a little runny yolk, however I fried the eggs sunny side up in the picture since they photograph better. 

If you like scrambled eggs, go ahead and make those. That’s the beauty of this recipe: you can make it your own way and still have a tasty dinner.

Toppings

Add some additional toppings to this meal to make it even more impressive. Sliced avocado, cotija cheese, or chopped cilantro are some of the choices.

Add extra meat if you want it to be even more filling. Huevos rancheros with green chile pork, crumbled bacon, or Carne Asada are also good choices. 

Overhead view of huevos rancheros with a gold fork and knife to the side and a black cup of coffee.

Check out these more delectable Brunch or Breakfast Recipes:

Quiche Cups, Mini

Burritos with Chorizo, Potatoes, and Eggs

Frittata with Veggies and Turkey

Here’s the link to the full YouTube video:

Overhead view of Huevos Rancheros on a white plate and topped with red tomato salsa and avocado

Huevos Rancheros

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Corn tortillas lightly fried and topped with creamy beans, salsa, and a runny egg.

Time to cook: 10 minutes

10 minutes total

Breakfast is a course.

Mexican cuisine

Instructions 

  • Spray a little oil in a small frying pan and heat over medium high heat. When the pan is heated, put the tortilla on top and spray the top with oil. 30 seconds on each side, lightly fried The tortilla should be slightly crispy on the outside but still malleable on the inside.

  • Eggs may be cooked sunny side up, over easy, or scrambled to your preference.

  • To make Huevos Rancheros, spread refried beans over fried tortillas, then top with scrambled eggs and salsa. If desired, top with additional toppings.

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Huevos Rancheros is one of the most loved breakfast recipes. This quick breakfast recipe is really simple and easy to make. Huevos Rancheros tastes best with fresh tortillas. You’ll find many variations of huevos rancheros in Mexican restaurants and cafes, and many of them are made with eggs that have been fried in a skillet.. Read more about huevos rancheros refried beans and let us know what you think.