folded, crispy tortillas surround fried eggs, avocado and rancheros sauce on a green plate sitting on a red placemat
Print Recipe
0 from 0 votes

Huevos Rancheros

Crispy tortillas, fried eggs, spicy rancheros sauce, and cool avocado make Huevos Rancheros the perfect breakfast meal!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Mexican, Spanish
Keyword: fried tortillas surround fried eggs ranchero sauce and avocado slices to create the perfect breakfast
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 484kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson


Rancheros Sauce

  • 1 large yellow onion diced
  • 1 large green bell pepper diced
  • 3 Tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 cups diced tomatoes and their liquid
  • 1 3/4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 Tablespoons garlic chili paste
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

Fried Tortillas

  • 12 small corn tortillas
  • oil for frying
  • 12 large eggs


  • 2 large avocados sliced
  • chopped fresh cilantro
  • grated cheddar or Jack cheese


Rancheros Sauce:

  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the diced onion and green pepper, and cook until onion is soft, about 10 minutes.
  • Add the tomatoes, garlic chili paste, chicken broth, oregano, and cumin.
  • Bring to a boil and cook, uncovered, until reduced to about 3 cups, stirring often. Set aside.

To make the Pureed Sauce:

  • Pour sauce into a bowl and blend with an immersion blender.

To fry the tortillas:

  • Heat 1/2 an inch of canola oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. When oil is hot, add one tortilla at a time.
  • For soft tortillas - cook, turning once, just until soft, about 30 seconds total. Drain on a paper towel.
  • For crisp tortillas - cook, turning once, until crisp and golden brown, about 1 minute total. Drain on a paper towel.
  • Fry eggs, two at a time as desired. Mine are fried hard (I break the yolk and cook completely).

To assemble Crispy Huevos Rancheros:

  • Place two tortillas on a plate.
  • Top each tortilla with an egg.
  • Spread rancheros sauce over the eggs.
  • Top with sliced avocados, chopped cilantro, shredded cheese (if desired). Serve with a knife and fork.

To assemble Soft Huevos Rancheros:

  • Place tortillas on a plate.
  • Top with eggs.
  • Spread sauce on top of eggs. (I used the pureed sauce)
  • Top with sliced avocado, chopped cilantro.
  • Serve folded like a taco. 


Calories: 484kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 421mg | Sodium: 451mg | Potassium: 893mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 915IU | Vitamin C: 43.6mg | Calcium: 159mg | Iron: 4.4mg