The Best Huevos Rancheros Recipe

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The Best Huevos Rancheros Recipe

Lt. Dan and I are Huevos Rancheros people.

Whenever we go out for breakfast, an easy daytime date now that are kids are back in school, one of us always orders Huevos Rancheros.


Simply The Best Ranchero Sauce Recipe Ever!

The other person inevitably orders french toast or pancakes. Then we share the two breakfasts, one bold and savory, the other sweet and pillowy.

Huevos Rancheros is not something we keep only for breakfast date mornings. We make it at home as well.

Making The Best Ranchero Sauce Recipe Ever!

A classic Huevos Rancheros recipe includes:

  • Ranchero sauce, which is a cooked “ranch-style” salsa
  • Eggs, usually sunny side up
  • Crispy fried tortillas, usually corn
  • Black beans or refried beans

All other ingredients are optional add-ins.

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The key to making The Best Huevos Rancheros Recipe, is to first make the absolute best ranchero sauce.

I make mine with a touch of liquid smoke for depth, and a splash of cream for silky texture. Then I puree it, so it’s smooth and luxurious.

Making The Best Huevos Rancheros Recipe

The next two components are also of great importance.

The eggs should be perfectly cooked to order. Sunny side up is the traditional choice, but I prefer my huevos as a fluffy scramble. I make them both ways, depending on who’s coming to breakfast.

How To: The Best Huevos Rancheros Recipe

Next, choose good tortillas. If you love corn tortillas, go with Old El Paso Tostada Shells so you don’t have to fry them.

However, in today’s “The Best Huevos Rancheros Recipe” I’m going with flash-fried Old El Paso Flour Tortillas. They puff up, with soft bubbly areas and crispy edges.

Tortilla heaven!

How to Make: The Best Huevos Rancheros Recipe

Top the puffy tortillas with beans, hot eggs, and plenty of Ranchero Sauce.

Then sprinkle on cooked chorizo, queso fresco, fresh sliced avocado, and cilantro.

Best Huevos Rancheros Recipe

Sometimes we add a little Mexican crema or sour cream. Sometimes we add a little salsa verde or pico de gallo.

However, The Best Huevos Rancheros Recipe requires nothing more to be perfect. Salty, spicy, rich, and zesty, this ranchero recipe has it all!

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Old El Paso. All opinions are my own.

The Best Huevos Rancheros Recipe
5 from 1 vote

The Best Huevos Rancheros Recipe

Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins
The Best Huevos Rancheros Recipe, starts with the absolute best Ranchero Sauce! Make the sauce first, then whip up amazing Huevos Rancheros any time you like.
Servings: 5 Servings
Nutrition Facts
The Best Huevos Rancheros Recipe
Amount Per Serving (8 g)
Calories 984 Calories from Fat 585
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 65g 100%
Saturated Fat 23g 115%
Cholesterol 410mg 137%
Sodium 2010mg 84%
Potassium 1219mg 35%
Total Carbohydrates 54g 18%
Dietary Fiber 12g 48%
Sugars 3g
Protein 45g 90%
Vitamin A 13.8%
Vitamin C 12.5%
Calcium 22.8%
Iron 38.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 10 Old El Paso Flour Tortillas
  • 15 ounce Mexican chorizo
  • 15 ounce can black beans
  • 2 ripe avocados sliced
  • ½ cup crumbled queso fresco
  • 10 large eggs
  • Possible Add-Ons: Cilantro Salsa Verde, Pico de Gallo, Sour Cream


  1. Warm the ranchero sauce on the stovetop. Pour the beans in a small sauce pot. Warm over medium heat until simmering, then turn off the heat.
  2. Place the chorizo in a large nonstick skillet and set over medium-high heat. Break the chorizo apart with a wooden spoon, and brown for 5-10 minutes, until the chorizo starts to turn crispy. Pour the chorizo onto a plate.
  3. Wipe the skillet out with a paper towel, then add 2 tablespoons oil and set back over medium-high heat. One at a time, add the tortillas. Let them puff up for 3-5 seconds, flip and repeat. Then remove the tortillas, and set on paper towels to drain. Repeat until all the tortillas are puffy and golden.
  4. Using the same skillet, cook the eggs to order. Traditional Huevos Rancheros are made with sunny side up eggs, but I personally like scrambled eggs in this dish.
  5. To Serve: Place two tortillas each, on five plates. Top with warm black beans, eggs cooked to order, chorizo, ample ranchero sauce, sliced avocado, and queso fresco.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

If you prefer huevos with corn tortillas, make this with Old El Paso Tostada Shells.

posted in Breakfast
last updated October 23, 2018

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3 comments on “The Best Huevos Rancheros Recipe

  1. Maggie Unzuetaposted August 14, 2018 at 10:38 pm Reply

    This dish looks amazing. Mmm!

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  3. Dave Allposted May 13, 2018 at 9:47 am Reply

    wow, this is awesome. Looks delicious and thanks for sharing