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

Recipe For Huevos Rancheros

A recipe for Huevos Rancheros that reminds me of my childhood. A must try huevos rancheros recipe.
Categories Easy Dinner
Difficulty Easy
Keyword how many calories in huevos rancheros, huevos rancheros ingredients, huevos rancheros recipe healthy
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
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 tomatoes and their 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 Ranchera 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 giggle 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 Ranchera Sauce over the eggs.
Nutrition Facts
Recipe For Huevos Rancheros
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.