Huevos Rancheros

May 12, 2022 | Recipes

Huevos Rancheros. What is that? Huevos is Spanish for eggs, and Rancheros is Spanish for Ranchers or farmers. So, Huevos Rancheros is Ranchers or Farmers eggs. Essentially, it’s the Mexican version of a full English Breakfast but with a lot more flavour and without making you feel like you just ate a brick. For those who read the blog every week, you’ll know that the last two posts have been building to something. This is what the Pico de Gallo and Refried beans posts have been leading to and what a treasure we have come across. This is a 100% must-make dish. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s get cooking!

Huevos Rancheros Ingredients

The ingredients for my Huevos Rancheros are a tortilla (10 to 12 inches). I used the PC Gluten-Free White Tortillas. You will also need refried beans, Pico de Gallo, pepper jack cheese, pickled jalapeno rings, hot sauce such as Cholula, a few cilantro leaves, avocado, and an egg. This is the kind of dish you can make with almost anything. You may substitute the refried beans for mashed sweet potato or switch the Pico de Gallo for a store-bought salsa. You can add sour cream or plain yogurt if you’d like as well. The sky is the limit. The key ingredients are a tortilla, and an egg served open-faced. You can find my refried bean recipe here and my Pico de Gallo recipe here.

Frying The Tortilla

The first step to making Huevos Rancheros is to fry the tortilla. Alternatively, you can bake or grill the tortilla. The point is that you want it to be a bit crispy. Get a skillet large enough to fit your tortilla. Heat it on medium-high. Add in 1 tbsp of cooking oil. Fry the tortilla for 45 to 60 seconds per side or until crisp. Remove the fried tortilla from the pan and set it aside.

How To Cook A Sunny Side Up Egg

While your skillet is still hot, add another tablespoon of cooking oil, and crack an egg into the pan. Spoon the hot oil over the white of the egg to cook it. Season the egg with a bit of salt. Once the whites are set, remove the egg from the pan and set it aside while you dress the tortilla.

Assembling The Huevos Rancheros

To assemble the Huevos Rancheros, first heat your refried beans. You can do this in a pot with a few tablespoons of water or in the microwave for a minute or two. Next, spread the warm beans on the tortilla. Top the beans with grated pepper jack cheese. Spread the sliced avocado on the cheese, then top that with the Pico de Gallo. Next, add the jalapeno rings, cilantro, and hot sauce. Finish the huevos rancheros with the sunny-side-up egg. Drizzle a little extra hot sauce on the egg to make it pretty for the pictures, and enjoy!

The Wrap Up

This is one of the best breakfast foods I’ve ever had. It makes you feel like you’re ready to take on the day, but you don’t feel heavy and weighed down. The flavours are vibrant and exciting, especially first thing in the morning. If there is a better way to start your day, I haven’t found it. I hope you’ve enjoyed this post, but more so, I hope you make this and try it for yourself. You’ll be so happy that you did. The only thing you’ll regret is that you didn’t make two.

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Huevos Rancheros

Huevos Rancheros is a hearty Mexican farmer's breakfast. It's meant to power you throughout the day and wow does it taste good. It's also got everything your body needs including protein, fats, calcium, and more. This is the kind of dish that makes you wonder why you haven't been eating this for breakfast your whole life.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Lunch
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Eggs, Hearty Breakfast, Mexican Food
Servings: 1 serving
Author: Chef Ben Kelly


  • 1 tortilla 10 to 12 inches
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil divided
  • 1/4 cup refried beans
  • 2 tbsp pepper jack cheese, grated
  • 2 tbsp pico de gallo or salsa
  • 1/4 avocado, peeled, pit removed, and thinly sliced
  • 10 cilantro leaves
  • 5 pickled jalapeno rings
  • 1 tsp hot sauce optional
  • 1/4 lime, juiced
  • 1 egg


  • Pick a skillet that is big enough to fit the tortilla. Heat the skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tbsp of cooking oil to the hot pan then put in the tortilla. Fry the tortilla for 45 to 60 seconds per side or until crisp. Remove the tortilla from the pan and set it on a plate or cutting board.
  • Once the tortilla is out of the pan, add the second amount of oil to it and crack the egg into it. Spoon the hot oil over the egg to cook the whites. Once the whites have set remove the egg from the pan and set it aside for a minute while you dress the tortilla.
  • Warm the refried beans in a small pot with a little water or in the microwave. Spread the beans onto the tortilla.
  • Top the beans with cheese, avocado, pico de gallo, jalapeno, cilantro, and hot sauce. Finish the huevos rancheros with the sunny-side-up egg and serve.
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