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
From EatingWell: May/June 2009
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.
21 Reviews for Huevos Rancheros Verdes
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.
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!
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.
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!