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Huevos Rancheros

This popular dish is usually prepared with sunny-side up fried eggs; we made it with scrambled eggs to save time.

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  • Servings: 4
Huevos Rancheros

Source: Everyday Food, October 2003


  • 4 (8-inch) flour tortillas
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 10 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • Sauce Rancheros
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • Diced avocado, sour cream, and chopped fresh cilantro, for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Brush tortillas on both sides with 2 tablespoons canola oil; lay on a baking sheet. Bake until crisp and brown around edges, 7 to 10 minutes.

  2. In bowl, beat eggs with salt and pepper. Heat remaining tablespoon oil in large skillet over medium-low heat. Cook eggs, stirring, until set but still moist, 6 to 8 minutes.

  3. Place tortillas on plates; top with eggs, sauce rancheros, and Monterey Jack. Garnish with avocado, sour cream, and cilantro.

Reviews (7)

  • Mujerdemar 27 Jan, 2013

    And please, PLEASE! never prepare Huevos Rancheros with scrambled eggs, and if you do, don't call it Huevos Rancheros, because it would be something else.

  • Mujerdemar 27 Jan, 2013

    This can'f be less accurate! Huevos rancheros are NOT served with cheese or avocado. Nor with flour tortilla. Fry a CORN tortilla just for about 30 seconds. Put on dish. Fry an egg and place it on the torilla (egg yolk side up). Cover with red salsa and serve. For salsa, grill red tomatos, discard skin, blend with chile serrano (never jalapeĊ„o!) onion, a lot of cilantro, and salt.

  • jenneeL 20 Feb, 2012

    So sad when people jump on the rude bandwagon so easily (Andumelon). If it was indeed actual nutritional info that maryanneminich was looking for, I've never been able to find that info on this site either (calories, fat grams, etc). If Andumelon thinks "nutritional info" means "ingredients" then I would suggest maybe it 's them that needs a helpful visit from Martha Stewart. THAT SAID this is a good recipe. My picky son even liked it. Now loosen up, put a smile on your faces & go hug someone.

  • ivanmartinez78 2 Dec, 2011

    Huevos Rancheros are not like this... It's a fried egg over a fried corn tortilla topped with salsa... Never with sour cream or avocado...

  • ksbimagine 1 Sep, 2010

    Wow, that was rude Andumelon. Nutritional information is more than just figuring out what's in the recipe. I think that's what Maryanneminich wanted. And I don't see a link for nutritional info. like calories, fat, cholesterol, sugars, etc.

  • Andumelon 20 Jul, 2010

    Maryanne. Nearly every ingredient in every recipe on this site will have nutritional information on it. It takes literally seconds to figure out what is in all of these recipes. Would you like Martha Stewart to come over and cook this meal for you as well?

  • maryanneminich 10 Feb, 2010

    How come this site has recipes with no nutritional information

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