Huevos Rancheros Verdes

May/June 2009

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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.

"I love this recipe! I've altered it just a little but overall an awesome recipe. "
Huevos Rancheros Verdes

21 Reviews for Huevos Rancheros Verdes


This was 5 star delicious! First of all, the lettuce mix was really delicious and went with the Verde sauce perfectly. This was a very creative way to make an egg recipe exciting. Very simple and quick to make. Definitely a keeper!

Huevos Rancheros Verdes
Crispy, tangy, satisfying vegetarian meal

I didn't expect to love this meal, but I did. I imagine a lot of this matters on how good the verde salsa is that you choose. My only issue was the bottom tortilla became so crispy it was hard to cut through and therefore difficult to eat the meal. This might not be the recipe's fault, but next time I might bake for a little less time. The taste was wonderful - tangy from the salsa and lime, and rich with savory flavor. I didn't miss the meat.

Taste, texture
True Mexican dish

This is not a red tomato based dish as you can tell by reading the recipe. And, it tasted great. We are having it again tonight!

Easy to make

This recipe is neither classic or traditional. And, huevos rancheros has never been served with a "red tomato based sauce". It is traditionally served with the previous nights enchilada gravy (it is easy to make your own) not sauce. Sauce is salsa and used for a completely different purpose. Tomatoes in enchilada gravy is a myth perpetrated and copied throughout the internet in nearly every enchilada recipe. People who have not known how to cook authentic Mexican food assumed that the red color is from tomatoes. It is not. It is from red chile. I don't care what it reads on your can of enchilada "sauce". It is insulting.

Comments (3)


Anonymous wrote 2 years 5 weeks ago

Wow, are you genuinely

Wow, are you genuinely insulted by inauthentic Mexican food? Considering how ubiquitous it is in the US, your blood pressure must be through the roof...

sarahnewma50270 wrote 2 years 9 weeks ago

You would do a better job

You would do a better job educating people of these "insults" if you tried a more positive approach.

Anonymous wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

Whoa! Perhaps you should not

Whoa! Perhaps you should not peruse the recipes on this site then. Clearly, some people liked it a lot. No matter what they call it, it must be a good recipe.

Easy and Delicious

We love this dish! Made it for the second time tonight. A few tweaks..added the avocado to the salad, two eggs for hubby, and saved the leftover tortilla/bean/cheese "platter" for the morning. We'll add a fresh eggs and split it for breakfast!

Tasty, simple, quick

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