Huevos Rancheros

Breakfast might be my favorite meal of the day. Unfortunately, I do not get to enjoy breakfast, for the most part, during the work week as my wife and are are too busy flying around the kitchen throwing waffles in the toaster and getting the kids ready. Trust me, it’s busy. That is why I love the weekend so much. There is not a big rush in the morning, and we can sit back and enjoy a nice breakfast.

This past weekend was one of the opportunities, and as Cinco de Mayo has been approaching, I immediately thought of something warm, and delicious. I first thought of making Mexican molletes, carne adovado, or some delicious migas, but immediately got turned on my a good old classic; huevos rancheros.

Mexican Huevos Rancheros Recipe

Huevos rancheros screams Mexican to me, and is one of those dishes that is fairly versatile, meaning, people can easily tweak it and make it their own. My favorite, however, is something fairly traditional, including slightly fried corn tortillas, refried beans, and a killer red sauce that you will probably want to put on anything around you it is that good.


  • 1/4 cup of vegetable oil
  • 2 corn tortillas per serving
  • 1 can of refried beans, cooked
  • 4 1/2 oz chopped green chiles
  • 3 tbsp chipotle adobo sauce
  • 1 roma tomato, diced
  • 14 oz can of fire roasted tomatoes, diced
  • 1/4 tsp dried Mexican oregano
  • 1/4 tsp dried cumin
  • 1/4 cup of your favorite red salsa
  • egg (s)
  • fresh cilantro, chopped
  • shredded monterey jack cheese

Begin by making your sauce. Add the green chiles, chipotle adobo sauce, tomatoes, oregano, cumin, and salsa to a saute pan. Cook until it comes to a boil, mix, and reduce heat to low.

Mexican Huevos Rancheros Recipe

During this time, cook your beans.

Next, get a small skillet out and add the oil. Bring to a medium heat. Add in one tortilla at a time, and cook until lightly crisp. Remove and let it drain on a paper towel. Repeat with the remaining tortilla. You will want about 2 tablespoon of the reserved oil left over to cook your egg. Crack the egg, and cook for a couple of minutes. your goal is to cook this “sunny side up”.

Pat the corn tortillas to remove any excess oil. Take the tortillas and stack them on a plate. Spread refried beans onto the top tortilla, top with the fried egg, and spoon over some of the red sauce, jack cheese, and garnish with the chopped cilantro.

This is a full fledged down home comforting breakfast. One that can be celebrated any day of the week, but heck, why not celebrate and treat yourself to a great Cinco de Mayo breakfast! Enjoy.

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Dax Phillips

Thank you for visiting my website. Truly, I do appreciate it. My free time and stress reliever is cooking for my family, friends, and everyone in between. The recipes you find on this site are those that I have either created, been part of, or those that I simply enjoy and have made my own in some shape, form, or other. My focus has always been on comfort food, because at the end of a long work day, you want something comforting. I currently am the father of three children, and married to a wonderful wife of thirteen years. There is nothing fancy with these recipes, just simple, and I will admit, not so simple ingredients, and a simple kitchen corner I can call my own. I learned early on that cooking and bringing family together was very important. After all, this notion of being together at dinner time was instilled early on by my parents. There are many memories of being in the kitchen with my parents, watching them cook, or preparing meals, or those home cooked smells while waiting for dinner. My parents who worked full-time, always had home cooked meals during the week, with the exception of Friday nights where we would enjoy a Wisconsin fish fry, and often on late afternoons on Sunday, where we would order Ann's pizza. I tend to cook by making things up. As a home cook, I think you have to take chances, and add or subtract ingredients that make up a dish, and make them your own. Remember to taste, and taste often. If a dish has potential, try it again, and make it your own. You should also note that I do not count calories, or break down recipes into grams of anything. To me, that's a bit boring. My philosophy is that if the food is good, eat it, and eat it in moderation. Life is just too short not to enjoy good food. Commonly Asked Questions: Can I use your photography/content on my website/blog? Please do not redistribute my photography or recipes without my permission. All of the recipes and photography on this website are my own unless noted, and is subjected to copyright  If you’d like to use a photograph or a recipe, please contact me for permission. Will you review my product/book/site? I am available for recipe development, food photography and/or styling, travel/press events, product reviews, brand promotion/ambassador, and sponsored posts. If you are interested in working with me, or if you have a question/comment regarding a recipe or about my blog, please send me an email.

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