Huevos Rancheros

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"This can be a main meal for lunch or dinner or can serve as a substantial breakfast."

Original is 1 serving


  • Serving Size: 1 (670.4 g)
  • Calories 892.8
  • Total Fat - 62.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 18.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 1815.9 mg
  • Sodium - 1127.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 12.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3 g
  • Sugars - 5.7 g
  • Protein - 66.6 g
  • Calcium - 427.1 mg
  • Iron - 9.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 97.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Preheat oven to 450' F. or hotter.

Step 2

In small skillet, heat the oil and sauté garlic in it for about 5 minutes.

Step 3

Add the onions and green pepper and sauté until soft.

Step 4

Add the tomatoes and seasonings and simmer a few minutes covered, until thick and well-blended.

Step 5

Correct the seasoning.

Step 6

Pour the sauce into a heatproof individual casserole.

Step 7

Break the eggs without disturbing the yolk and nest the uncooked eggs in the sauce.

Step 8

Sprinkle with cheese.

Step 9

Bake until eggs are set, about 10-15 minutes.

Step 10

Sprinkle on Tabasco to taste.


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • When selecting tomatoes for this recipe, choose ripe, firm tomatoes for the best flavor.
  • For a spicier version of this dish, use a hotter variety of chili powder.

  • Substitute olive oil with coconut oil. The benefit of this substitution is that coconut oil has a higher smoke point than olive oil, so it is better able to withstand the high temperatures of the oven. Additionally, coconut oil has a milder taste than olive oil, so it won't overpower the other flavors in the dish.
  • Substitute the cheddar cheese with feta cheese. The benefit of this substitution is that feta cheese has a stronger, saltier flavor than cheddar cheese, so it will add more depth of flavor to the dish. Additionally, feta cheese is lower in fat than cheddar cheese, so it is a healthier option.

Vegetarian Huevos Rancheros Replace the eggs with your favorite vegetarian protein such as black beans, tofu, or tempeh. Cook the protein in the sauce for a few minutes before adding the cheese and baking.

: Mexican Street Corn Salad:

This Mexican Street Corn Salad is a creamy, tangy, and crunchy side dish that pairs perfectly with Huevos Rancheros. It is made with sweet corn, creamy mayo, fresh lime juice, and cotija cheese, and is a great way to add a flavorful and colorful side dish to your meal. The combination of the creamy and tangy salad with the spicy and flavorful Huevos Rancheros is sure to be a hit!

Spicy Chipotle Shrimp: Spicy Chipotle Shrimp is the perfect accompaniment to Mexican Street Corn Salad and Huevos Rancheros. The shrimp is marinated in a spicy chipotle sauce and then grilled until tender and juicy. The smoky, spicy flavor of the shrimp pairs perfectly with the creamy, tangy salad and the spicy, flavorful Huevos Rancheros. It's a delicious and easy way to add a flavorful protein to your meal.


Q: How long should I bake the eggs?

A: Bake the eggs until they are set, which should take about 10-15 minutes.

Q: How much salt should I add?

A: It depends on your preference. Start with a pinch and add more to taste.

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Fun facts:

Huevos Rancheros is a traditional Mexican dish that is popular in the United States and Canada. It is said to have been invented by ranchers in the Mexican state of Jalisco in the 19th century.

The dish is also famously associated with the actor and singer, Elvis Presley, who was known to enjoy it for breakfast. It is said that he even requested for it to be served for breakfast during his visits to Las Vegas.