Mexican Huevos Rancheros for Sunday Brunch

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Huevos Rancheros is a spicy Mexican dish that is perfect for weekend brunches. If your family is tired of the same old cereal and toast for breakfast, then this is the recipe you need to save! The heart of this dish includes lightly fried eggs sitting atop crispy corn tortillas. From there, it can be customized with your choice of delicious toppings, ranging from refried beans to spicy salsa.

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Huevos Rancheros

The full ingredients list and instructions are found in the printable recipe card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading the blog post all the way through so that you don’t miss any tips or substitution suggestions; to ensure that you have all the ingredients and equipment required, and to understand the steps and timings involved.

Huevos rancheros (‘eggs ranch-style’) is a breakfast dish consisting of eggs served in the style of the traditional large mid-morning fare on rural Mexican farms. – Wikipedia

That makes it a delicious brunch recipe when you want to try something different. It would also make a great light dinner option too.

You can serve huevos rancheros with a variety of toppings and sides such as:

Whether you choose to make these toppings from scratch or buy them ready-made, if you love Mexican food, you are going to love this recipe!

Huevos Rancheros for Brunch

Ingredients & Equipment Used In This Recipe

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  • Fresh ProduceAvocado, Cilantro (Fresh Coriander).
  • DairyLarge Eggs, Monterey-Jack Cheese
  • Corn Tortillas
  • Chipotle Powder
  • Easy Refried Beans
  • Quick & Easy Spicy Salsa

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Quick & Easy Huevos Ranceros

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Recipe Tips

  • The instructions below include an optional step of frying each corn tortilla in olive oil until slightly crispy around the edges. Another alternative is to toast the tortillas in a dry, non-stick skillet.

How Do I Make Huevos Rancheros?

Just check out the printable recipe card below with full ingredients and instructions. Any demonstration photos do not print out to save your ink.

How to Make Mexican Huevos Rancheros

Huevos Rancheros

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Huevos Rancheros is a spicy Mexican dish that is perfect for weekend brunches.


  • 3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 corn tortillas
  • 4 large eggs
  • Chipotle powder, to taste
  • Sea salt, to taste

To Serve, Optional

  • 1 large avocado, sliced
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro (fresh coriander), finely chopped
  • 4 oz (100g) Monterey-Jack cheese, shredded
  • Refried Beans*
  • Salsa**


  1. Tip: The instructions below include an optional step of frying each corn tortilla in olive oil until slightly crispy around the edges. Another alternative is to toast the tortillas in a dry, non-stick skillet.
  2. Optional Step: Heat olive oil in a large skillet or frying pan over medium-high heat. Add corn tortillas, one at a time, to the skillet and fry for 15-20 seconds on each side, just until the tortillas begin to crisp around the edges. Transfer to a plate and blot off excess oil with paper towels. Repeat with remaining tortillas and set aside.
  3. Reduce heat to medium-low and fry the eggs sunny-side-up in the leftover oil, just until the whites are set and the yolks are still runny. Season with chipotle powder and sea salt, to taste, and remove from heat.
  4. Top each tortilla with a sunny-side-up egg and serve immediately with choice of diced avocado, fresh cilantro, shredded Monterey-Jack cheese, refried beans, and/or spicy salsa on the side. Enjoy!

    How to Make Mexican Huevos Rancheros


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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 466Total Fat: 34gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 21gCholesterol: 214mgSodium: 720mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 8gSugar: 2gProtein: 18g

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