Huevos Rancheros

Total Time:
45 min
30 min
15 min

4 servings


To make the Ranchero Sauce, in a medium pot, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the onions and bell peppers, and cook, stirring, for 3 to 5 minutes. Add the cumin, salt, cayenne, jalapeno, and garlic, and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. Add the tomatoes and their juices and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Add the stock and simmer until thickened, about 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and add the cilantro. Adjust the seasoning, to taste, and cover to keep warm.

In a large skillet, heat 1/2 teaspoon of vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Add 1 tortilla and cook until warmed through and just starting to brown about 30 seconds. Turn and cook on the second side. Remove, cover to keep warm, and repeat with the remaining oil and tortillas.

In 2 medium skillets, melt 1 tablespoon of butter each, over medium-high heat. Break 4 eggs into each skillet and fry until beginning to set, about 1 minute. Sprinkle the eggs with the cheese and cover to finish cooking, about 1 1/2 minutes.

Place 1 warm tortilla on each of 4 plates and spread each with 2 tablespoons of warm refried beans. Place 2 eggs on top of each tortilla and top with the warm Ranchero Sauce. Serve immediately.

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I just fixed this & it was great!! Making this next weekend for company!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I added some chunks of avocado to one side and a dollup of sour cream to the other side, patrons loved it. Serving it as a special again this week. Ranchero sauce is outstanding!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I live in San Antonio where there are Mexican restaurants on practically every corner. This is a really authentic and easy sauce. I will definitely be making it again. 1/2 teaspoon is enough salt. I would start with scant 1/2 teaspoon. Also, allow time for simmer to reduce the liquid so the sauce is of serving consistency. item not reviewed by moderator and published
AMAZING! LOVE IT!!!!! The sauce is wonderful!!! Putting it into my recipe box! Thank you! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I followed the recipe exactly and it came out delicious. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious, every time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
1st ever time trying this dish, fantastic, the salsa is excellent, I would use the salsa recipe for other dishes it was so good. We used duck eggs - extra rich yolk, very good! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Fantastic! I made a couple of changes - Added a can of diced tomatoes to replace fresh tomatoes (included juices and reduced stock. In addition I added some Barbacoa to the layers and it was amazing! item not reviewed by moderator and published
On a friend's recommendation I had huevos rancheros at the Coffee Pot Restaurant in Sedona, AZ while traveling through the Southwest. While it might not have been the best breakfast I've ever had it was right up there among the best. Being from Maine we don't often get an opportunity to have good Southwestern fare so I have been looking for a recipe that would, at least, get me close to that pleasurable experience in Sedona. The reviews here would indicate that this could be the recipe I've been looking for so I made it this morning. I followed the recipe to the letter except that I made the sauce yesterday and warmed it this morning. The result was a huge failure. Other than an overwhelming flavor of cilantro the meal was mostly tasteless. I didn't even finish it. My wife tried it and she had the same opinion, tasteless except for cilantro. So, I will keep looking. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for my dad's birthday breakfast since I know its one of his favorite things to order out. I'm vegetarian so I used vegetarian refried beans and vegetable stock and it tasted great. I put a dollop of sour cream on top and that was great. Love, love, LOVE this recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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