Huevos Rancheros is a hearty and satisfying breakfast, with crunchy corn chips topped with guacamole, beans, tomato, cotija cheese, and a crisp fried egg. It’s a brunch favorite!
You know, I’m not really sure what authentic huevos rancheros really entails, since I have seen so many different recipes that all call for different toppings and preparations. But I guess that’s the beauty of huevos rancheros, you can really put whatever you want on it. Huevos rancheros my way is all about speed (without sacrificing flavor), because frankly, in the morning, I’m hungry and I don’t want to wait all that long for breakfast.
I start with a base of yellow corn tortilla chips (rather than frying up a big corn tortilla), add some guacamole, chopped tomatoes, smashed pinto beans, fried eggs, and mexican crumbling cheese. It’s one of the quicker dishes you can put together for a great weekend brunch! Enjoy =)
- 2 handfuls tortilla chips
- 1 ripe avocado
- 2 tsp minced red onion
- 1.5 tsp lime juice
- 1 tsp minced jalapeno
- salt and pepper
- 1/2 cup chopped tomato
- 1 cup pinto or black beans (I use canned beans)
- 2 eggs
- 2 tbsp Mexican crumbling cheese like queso fresco or cotija, or pepper jack
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- chopped parsley or cilantro for garnish (optional)
- Start by setting down one layer of tortilla chips down on the plate.
- Mash the avocado with the red onion, lime juice, and jalapeno. Season to taste with salt and pepper (avocado tends to need a fair amount of salt). Spread it over the chips.
- For the 1/2 cup of chopped tomatoes, you want to end up with almost a salsa consistency. Season it with salt and pepper, and sprinkle over the guacamole.
- Mash up the beans and season with pepper (they should already be salted). Sprinkle over the cheese.
- To fry the eggs, heat up a nonstick skillet over medium heat. When the pan is hot, add the oil and crack each egg into the pan (if your pan is hot enough, the white should set immediately so the yolk stays centered). If the whites aren’t setting quickly enough on top, cover the pan with a lid so the top cooks a little bit, but make sure not to overcook the egg yolk.
- Set your egg on top of each plate and enjoy!
Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.
16 Comments on “Huevos Rancheros”
I’m eating these even as we speak and they are delicious!! I’m sixteen and always hungry so awesomely filling dishes like these are my favs. So pretty too!!
Yum! Huevos Rancheros are my very favorite brunch food.
Once again I am inspired to cook outside the box thanks to you! I made this today with fresh corn tortillas, mashed black beans, shredded pepper jack, guacamole I made for tonight and fresh salsa I made. This is a fantastic brunch idea for anyone who is Gluten Free!! Oh and it was really good too
Kim, I loved hearing about how you made these huevos rancheros with some different ingredients, I love the sound of the black beans and pepper jack!
i loooooved :3
Say – I work in a plant that makes refried beans. They are not actually fried, or re-fried, for that matter. They are just mashed up pinto beans. There is no difference calorically. “Refried” refers to the style of bean, not the method it is produced (maybe it sounds better than “mashed up beans”?)
UNLESS you buy refried beans with nasty add-ins (like lard). Keep an eye on the label (which of course is good advice for all the foods you buy).
I would be more concerned calorically with tortilla chips, which can pack a nasty punch!
Josh, that is really interesting, I’m glad to hear your perspective. Many of the refried beans I have seen have partially hydrogenated oil added, so I thought it was refried with shortening. I didn’t realize that is the style. Fascinating, and thanks for sharing!
These sound so good! Just stumbled across them in your archives…YUM!
This is always my go to brunch dish!! Yours looks wonderful & I love your photos!! I’m totally with you, I would much rather save my calories for dessert rather than refried beans! Lovely blog 🙂
Yum! One of my favorite brunch items. Now I’m hungry!
I love huevos rancheros, and your version looks much healthier but still really good!
Delicious! I don’t know what makes them authentic, either…but I know what makes them good! These look delicious!
Even it’s not too Mexican, it is…and as far as I know Huevos Rancehros is excelent for breakfast.
I’ve heard about this Mexican breakfast but I’ve never had it before. Yours looks really yummy and my husband loves Mexican food so I’m going to have to give this a go!
One of my favorite breakfasts. And I never make it the same way twice. It’s like tacos, just depends on what I have on hand.