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Huevos Rancheros

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 30 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 4 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 11 ingredients

Give your breakfast a twist. Originally prepared as a working man’s morning meal on rural Mexican farms, huevos rancheros are a deliciously satisfying way to start your day. The garlicky tomato sauce makes the eggs...


  • 4 (6 inch) corn tortillas
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (14 ounce) can diced tomato
  • 2 tablespoons hot sauce (optional)
  • 1 cup red pepper, diced
  • ½ cup onion, diced
  • 4 eggs
  • ½ cup crumbled cotija cheese or queso fresco
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
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Nutrition Facts


299 cals


20 g

Saturated Fat

6 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

3 g

Monounsaturated Fat

11 g


20 g


6 g


5 g


11 g


601 mg


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  2. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, add 1 tablespoon olive oil. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add diced tomatoes and hot sauce. Bring to a simmer. Cook for 20 to 25 minutes or until sauce is slightly thickened. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Wrap tortillas in foil and place in oven to warm for about 15 minutes while prepping the other ingredients.
  4. In a saute pan over medium heat, add 1 tablespoon olive oil. Add onions and peppers and saute until tender, about 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Place cooked peppers and onions in a small bowl and reserve.
  5. To the same pan, add remaining olive oil. Add eggs and cook to desired doneness.
  6. Assemble tortillas on separate plates. Top each tortilla with tomato sauce, pepper-onion mixture, and one egg. Garnish with cilantro and cheese. Serve immediately.

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