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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.

The Best Ranchero Sauce Recipe Ever!

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.

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The Best Huevos Rancheros Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
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


  • The Best Ranchero Sauce Recipe
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 10 Old El Paso Flour Tortillas
  • 15 ounce Mexican chorizo
  • 15 ounces black beans
  • 2 ripe avocados sliced
  • 1/2 cup crumbled queso fresco
  • 10 large eggs
  • Possible Add-Ons: cilantro, salsa verde, pico de gallo, sour cream


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.



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


Serving: 1serving, Calories: 1019kcal, Carbohydrates: 60g, Protein: 47g, Fat: 65g, Saturated Fat: 23g, Cholesterol: 410mg, Sodium: 1685mg, Potassium: 1259mg, Fiber: 14g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 690IU, Vitamin C: 8mg, Calcium: 221mg, Iron: 7.1mg
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Mexican
Author: Sommer Collier

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22 comments on “The Best Huevos Rancheros Recipe”

  1. I really liked this article you shared. Thanks for taking the time to write it

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  3. I made this awhile back and we were all so in love and impressed…… forgot to save it….. so happy to have found it again …. Thanks for sharing this!!! We absolutely love it!!! 

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  6. Awesome and easy recipe! 

  7. yo whats the recipe for the reanchero sauce mate?

  8. This was really great! I sort of finagled the ranchero sauce with what I had on hand, but it turned out really well! And my husband made pulled pork a couple nights ago, so I used some of that instead of chorizo. Very tasty! Thank you! 

  9. Delicious! I followed the recipe to a T with the exception of adding a little chipotle peppers in adobo sauce to the ranchero sauce for a little kick. I now have 7 two-serving packages of Rancheros sauce in my freezer. 😋

  10. Totally awesome!  

  11. My husband loves this recipe. After the first time I made it, he said it was way better than anything he had ever had in a restaurant. He is a very critical eater so that was a rave review.

  12. My husband’s favorite breakfast. I am sending you his thanks!

  13. I always order this when we go out for breakfast. Can’t wait to try my hand at it at home, thanks.

  14. This recipe is so stinking good. I cant tell you how much we enjoyed it!

  15. delicious breakfast this weekend. Thank you!

  16. I’m thinking this could be the perfect meal for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 

  17. I made this for breakfast yesterday and WOW!! I’ve never made huevos rancheros before but I don’t think I need to look for another recipe ever again, it was that good! Don’t skip the homemade sauce on this – it’s super easy to put together, and really makes the dish.

  18. Made this sauce and it is truly amazing! Thanks for sharing.

  19. This dish looks amazing. Mmm!

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