Huevos Rancheros Recipe - Food Fanatic

Huevos Rancheros Recipe

    4 Servings


For the Salsa:
  • 1 14.5 ounce can Diced Tomatoes, Undrained
  • 1/4 cup Yellow Onion, Roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Cilantro Leaves, Packed
  • 1 large clove Garlic, Peeled
  • 1 jalapeños Jalapeño, Stemmed and seeded
  • 2 teaspoons Canola Oil
  • Kosher Salt, To taste
For the Refried Beans:
  • 1 15 ounce can Pinto Beans, Drained
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 1/4 cup Strong Brewed Coffee
  • 1/2 teaspoon Adobo Sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Cumin
  • 1 large clove Garlic, Peeled and diced
For the Eggs:
  • 4 large Eggs
  • 8 Corn Tortillas, 5-6 inch diameter
  • 2 teaspoons Canola Oil
  • 1/4 cup Queso Fresco, Chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh Cilantro Leaves, Torn, for garnish


To Make the Salsa:

  1. In a food processor, combine tomatoes, onion, cilantro, garlic, and jalapeño. Process until pureed.
  2. In a medium saucepan, warm the 2 teaspoons of canola oil over medium-high heat. When the oil appears to ripple add the salsa. Stir constantly for 3-5 minutes, allowing the salsa to thicken slightly. Pour the salsa into a bowl, salt if needed, and return the pan to the burner without cleaning it.

To Make the Refried Beans:

  1. Add the beans, water, coffee, adobo sauce, cumin, and garlic to the salsa pan and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly and smashing the beans (note: I find using a wooden cooking spoon works well for this). Cook for 3-4 minutes until the liquid begins to incorporate into the mixture, thickening the beans. Remove from heat and allow to sit (beans will continue to thicken). Salt if needed.

To Prepare the Huevos Rancheros:

  1. In a small skillet, add 1/2 teaspoon of the remaining canola oil and heat over medium-high heat. Add a tortilla and allow it to warm for about 30 seconds, flip and warm on the opposite side for 30 seconds. Remove from the pan and place on an individual serving plate. Repeat, using more oil as needed, until four of the tortillas are each on serving plates. Continue warming the remaining four tortillas in the same manner and set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, fry the eggs or scramble them (your choice). Divide the refried beans evenly (about 1/4 cup per serving) and spread a serving on each tortilla on the serving plates. Top with an egg (careful not to break the yolk if fried eggs), a serving of salsa (note: there will be more salsa then needed for each serving), cilantro leaves and a sprinkle of queso fresco. Fold each of the remaining four warmed tortillas and add one to each plate for sopping up the dish.
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