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Huevos Rancheros Verdes

  • 30 m
  • 30 m
EatingWell Test Kitchen
“Huevos rancheros or “ranch eggs” is a classic Mexican dish that is great for a quick dinner. Traditionally, it's made with a red tomato-based sauce. Here we use tart and tangy green salsa instead. Serve with: brown rice and slices of avocado.”


    • 1½ cups very thinly sliced romaine lettuce
    • 1 scallion, sliced
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
    • 3 teaspoons canola oil, divided
    • 2 teaspoons lime juice
    • ¼ teaspoon salt, divided
    • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper, divided
    • 1 15-ounce can pinto beans, rinsed
    • ½ cup prepared green salsa , (see Tip)
    • 8 6-inch corn tortillas
    • Canola oil cooking spray
    • ¾ cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
    • 4 large eggs


  • 1 Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • 2 Combine lettuce, scallion, cilantro, 1 teaspoon oil, lime juice, ⅛ teaspoon salt and ⅛ teaspoon pepper in a bowl; set aside. Combine beans and salsa in another bowl.
  • 3 Coat both sides of each tortilla with cooking spray. Place tortillas on a large baking sheet in 4 sets of overlapping pairs. (Each pair should overlap by about 3 inches.) Spread about ⅓ cup of the bean mixture on top of each pair of tortillas and sprinkle with 3 tablespoons cheese each. Bake until the beans are hot and the cheese is melted, about 10 minutes.
  • 4 Meanwhile, heat the remaining 2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Crack each egg into a small bowl and slip them one at a time into the pan, taking care not to break the yolks. Season the eggs with the remaining ⅛ teaspoon salt and pepper. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook undisturbed for 5 to 7 minutes for soft-set yolks. (For hard-set yolks, cover the pan after 5 minutes and continue cooking until the yolks are cooked through, 4 to 6 minutes more.)
  • 5 To assemble, place an egg on top of each pair of tortillas and top with a generous ¼ cup of the lettuce mixture.
  • Green salsa (sometimes labeled salsa verde or tomatillo salsa) is made with tomatillos, green chiles and onions. Look for it near other prepared salsa in large supermarkets.
  • Cut Down on Dishes: A rimmed baking sheet is great for everything from roasting to catching accidental drips and spills. For effortless cleanup and to keep your baking sheets in tip-top shape, line them with a layer of foil before each use.
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