Huevos Rancheros

Huevos Rancheros

3 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 1994

As the name implies, this dish makes a breakfast suitable for any cowboy, but for those with a less physically demanding occupation, it is perfect for brunch or a simple dinner.

Ingredients 2 servings

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  • 2 teaspoons canola oil, divided
  • 1 7-ounce jar roasted red peppers, rinsed and sliced
  • 1 tomato, seeded and chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 3-5 dashes hot pepper sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • Salt & freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 2 corn tortillas
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons salsa
  • ¼ cup grated Cheddar cheese
  • 1 scallion, trimmed and chopped


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  1. Preheat broiler.
  2. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add roasted red peppers, tomato and garlic; cook, stirring, until the tomatoes have softened, about 4 minutes. Add black beans, vinegar and hot pepper sauce; cook, stirring, until heated through, about 3 minutes. Stir in cilantro and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Soften tortillas by heating them directly on a stovetop burner for about 30 seconds, turning frequently. Place the tortillas side by side on a heatproof dish. Spoon half of the bean mixture over each tortilla.
  4. Wipe out the pan, brush with the remaining 1 teaspoon oil and heat over medium heat. Crack eggs into the pan and break the yolks with a fork. Cook over medium heat until whites are set, about 1 minute. Flip eggs and cook until desired doneness. Place an egg on each tortilla. Top with salsa and cheese and broil until the cheese melts. Garnish with scallions and serve immediately.

Nutrition information

  • Per serving: 431 calories; 16 g fat(5 g sat); 10 g fiber; 51 g carbohydrates; 22 g protein; 0 mcg folate; 226 mg cholesterol; 9 g sugars; 2,241 IU vitamin A; 19 mg vitamin C; 248 mg calcium; 5 mg iron; 920 mg sodium; 375 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (45% daily value), Vitamin C (32% dv), Iron (28% dv), Calcium (25% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 2½ starch, 1 vegetable, 1 lean meat, 1 medium-fat meat, ½ high-fat meat, 1 fat

Reviews 3

March 01, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
Tasty This is an ok recipe if you want something easy to make and fullfilling. I found a similar recipe that is healthier (if your counting calories like me) at lower in sodium, carbs, calories, fat and sugar and is equally as tasty! Cons: Very high in Calories and Sodium
April 06, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
Great Sunday morning brunch but I find the sodium a bit high.
December 06, 2009
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By: EatingWell User
This is my go-to recipe for huevos rancheros. My (small) changes: I scramble the eggs, I top each serving with diced avocado with the cheese (run under broiler briefly), and I usually crisp tortillas (flour or corn) under the broiler before loading with beans, etc. One of my husband's very favorite weekend breakfasts. The only reason it didn't get 5 stars is that it tends to be a bit time consuming - but maybe I'm just in slow-mo on a weekend morning.
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