Recipe For Huevos Rancheros

When I was a kid, we spent a lot of time down in Baja, California. We would visit during long weekend trips and holiday vacations.

Huevos Rancheros recipe and images by Lacey Baier, a sweet pea chef

Looking back, it seems my parents packed my brother and me up and drove us down to Mexico every possible chance they could get.

Though I have many fond memories associated with our trips to Baja, quite possibly my most favorite involves a simple morning breakfast of Huevos Rancheros. I know, shocking it involves food.

Huevos Rancheros recipe and images by Lacey Baier, a sweet pea chef

One sunny morning, we all decided to make Huevos Rancheros from scratch. We had a bunch of fresh produce from the market and, for whatever reason, all felt like having Huevos Rancheros. We had ordered it several times in the local restaurants, but had never tried making it at home.

Huevos Rancheros recipe and images by Lacey Baier, a sweet pea chef

Now, this was before iPhones and Internet access (I know, crazy right?), so we couldn’t look up a recipe for huevos rancheros and there wasn’t a cookbook in the house.

It’s funny just how clearly I can see us all in our small Mexican kitchen that morning — getting excited about using the farm-fresh, vine-ripened produce as we we got closer and closer to the “right” ingredients. I think my brother and I even learned how to say the various ingredients in Spanish while we cooked.

Huevos Rancheros recipe and images by Lacey Baier, a sweet pea chef

Our recipe for Huevos Rancheros turned out to be amazing. Amazing. We were so proud of them and amazed at how closely they resembled what we had ordered in the restaurants.

Huevos Rancheros recipe and images by Lacey Baier, a sweet pea chef

Every time I have Huevos Rancheros now, they take me back to that wonderful morning with my family. It’s funny how I can’t separate the meal from that memory. I don’t think I’ll ever replicate just how good they were, but this recipe is pretty darn close. Why would I ever want to beat a memory like that anyway, right?

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Juevos Rancheros recipe and images by Lacey Baier, a sweet pea chef
Huevos Rancheros Recipe
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
40 mins

Are you looking for a hearty breakfast? This extra-tasty Huevos Rancheros Recipe is full of Mexican flavors, super healthy, and easy to make!

Categories: Easy Dinner
Difficulty: Easy
Keyword: how many calories in huevos rancheros, huevos rancheros ingredients, huevos rancheros recipe healthy
Servings: 4
Calories: 375 kcal
Author: Lacey Baier of A Sweet Pea Chef
  • 3 tbsp olive oil divided
  • 1/2 yellow onion chopped
  • 1/2 red bell pepper chopped
  • 1/2 green bell pepper chopped
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups 2 ½ plum tomatoes (equals 1 1/2 cups) and juices or diced canned tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1 tbsp jalapeño peppers or ortega chiles, for milder heat, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh cilantro finely chopped
  • 8 corn tortillas
  • 8 large eggs
  1. To make the Ranchero Sauce, heat 1 tbsp. oil in medium pot over medium-high heat. Add onion, bell peppers and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 6-8 minutes, or until onion begins to soften. Add salt, cumin, pepper, oregano and cayenne pepper and stir to combine. Add tomatoes, chicken stock and jalapeños and bring to a simmer. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove cover, add cilantro and cook an additional 5-8 minutes, or until sauce begins to thicken. Season with salt and/or pepper, to taste.

  2. In a small skillet, add 1/2 tsp. oil over medium-high heat. Add 1 tortilla at a time and cook on each side until golden brown, about 30-45 seconds per side. Keep warm by wrapping in paper towel while you cook the eggs.
  3. Heat remaining 1/2 tbsp. oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the eggs to the pan and lightly season with kosher salt and pepper. Fry eggs until the egg whites no longer jiggle on top and turn white. Cover pan with lid and cook additional 1 1/2 to 2 minutes, or until eggs are cooked sufficiently (If you would rather your eggs over medium, just flip the eggs over on their yolks and remove from heat after 1 minute).

  4. To plate, place 2 tortillas next to each other on the plate and top each tortilla with a fried egg. Spread desired amount of Ranchero Sauce over the eggs.

Nutrition Facts
Huevos Rancheros Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 375 Calories from Fat 194
% Daily Value*
Fat 21.6g33%
Saturated Fat 4.9g25%
Cholesterol 372.9mg124%
Sodium 450.9mg19%
Carbohydrates 372.9g124%
Fiber 4.7g19%
Sugar 4.5g5%
Protein 17.1g34%
Vitamin A 1200IU24%
Vitamin C 57.8mg70%
Calcium 110mg11%
Iron 2.9mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Lacey Baier

Hey y’all, I’m Lacey Baier and I’m so glad you’re here! I’m a healthy lifestyle influencer and the creator of this clean-eating blog and YouTube channel, A Sweet Pea Chef. My recipes have been published on Food Network, Good Morning America, FoxNews, Tastemade, Fitness Magazine, and much more. I live in Dallas, Texas with my husband and four kiddos. Let’s get started!

3 thoughts on “Recipe For Huevos Rancheros

  1. oh gosh, that makes me drool! the food looks amazing! and i love avocado! i have something new to try on this weekend 🙂

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