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Quick n’ Easy Huevos Rancheros

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Huevos rancheros (Spanish for “eggs ranch-style”) are the perfect vegan meal. It is a common breakfast item served at Mexican farms and is made up of corn tortillas, fried eggs, and plenty of warmed salsa.

Even though this dish is a traditional Mexican country breakfast, from its home in Mexico, the dish has spread throughout the Americas. But, as with most things, not all versions of huevos rancheros are created equal. The best kind of ingredients is a must for this recipe.

This dish is the answer for when you’re craving some extra protein or a super hearty, quick meal. Also, the recipe is quite flexible and that’s what makes it great because there are times where you can just use canned salsa or add a few more chopped tomatoes and pickled jalapeños to make the sauce. You can even add a pinch of sugar to the salsa if you find it too acidic for your taste.

This huevos rancheros recipe is made up of fried eggs served on lightly fried or charred corn or flour tortillas topped with a salsa Fresca made of tomatoes, chili peppers, onion, and cilantro. Common companies include refried beans, Mexican-style rice, and guacamole or slices of avocado, with cilantro as a garnish.

When tomatoes are in season, you can top your huevos with pico de gallo in addition to salsa, for an extra-fresh flavor. It’s surely worth the effort if you have access to great tomatoes. Beans are often part of this dish, and you bulk up your version with lighter refried black beans. Then, you could fry eggs in a little amount of olive oil to produce crisp edges.

If you liked this recipe feel free to message and leave a comment. I would love to hear how this dish changed your plain breakfast into a healthier and delicious one.

Quick n’ Easy Huevos Rancheros


* Optional Substitution Note

Ingredients for 1 serving:

  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1 cup store-bought or homemade salsa
  • 1/2 cup black beans
  • 1/3 cup corn
  • sea salt & pepper to taste
  • Garnish:
    • fresh cilantro
    • avocado slices
    • whole wheat or grain tortillas


Step 1

Set oven to 420F.

Step 2

Spray a small 6.5 inch or 8 inch cast-iron skillet with olive oil or nonstick cooking spray.

Step 3

Add salsa, black beans and corn to the skillet and then mix it together.

Step 4

Form 2 holes in the mixture for the eggs, then crack the two eggs into the holes.

Step 5

Add a pinch of sea salt and pepper and then bake for about 25 minutes, or until the egg white has completely cooked.

Step 6

Top with fresh cilantro and avocado.

Step 7

Enjoy with whole grain or whole wheat tortillas.

Approximate macros for 1 serving without tortillas and avocado:

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About Kevin - author


Hey, I'm Kevin

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and maintaining an active lifestyle.

By experimenting in the kitchen and sharing my meals on Tumblr, I learned healthy eating is not boring! By making a few adjustments to my favorite foods, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my wellness goals while satisfying my desire for BANGIN food! 😅 Now I try to help people around the world realize that same level of freedom in eating regardless of budget. Welcome, let's #DemocratizeWellness together!