Ranch Eggs Recipe - Huevos Rancheros Recipe
How To Make Huevos Rancheros

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Huevos Rancheros is a term for eggs and tortillas. A Southwester favorite that is popular for brunch or supper. Egg dishes such as this one were served in Mexico at "almuezo," a second breakfast served to ranch hands and farm workers after their early-morning chores. There is no set recipe for Heuvos Rancheros - just many variations with different accompaniments. The basic version of huevos rancheros consists of fried corn tortillas and scrambled or fried eggs with a tomato–chili sauce. Refried beans (frijoles refritos), slices of avocado, fried potatoes, and chili peppers are common accompaniments. Scrambled eggs can be used instead of fried eggs.

Huevos Rancheros - Ranch Eggs

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Ranch Eggs - Huevos Rancheros Recipe:

Recipe Type: Eggs, Brunch & Breakfast, Corn Tortillas
Cuisine: Southwest, Mexican
Yields: 6 servings
Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 15 min


12 corn tortillas*
1 to 2 tablespoons butter
12 eggs
1/4 cup water
1/2 teaspoon salt
Accompaniments of your choice (see below)

* You may use either purchased tortillas or learn How To Make Corn Tortillas.


To toast pre-made tortillas: Moisten hands lightly with water; rub over tortillas, one at a time. Place tortilla flat into an ungreased heavy frying pan or onto a cast-iron griddle over medium heat; turn frequently until soft and pliable, approximately 30 seconds. Remove from heat and stack hot tortillas in a covered dish or wrap in aluminum foil. Keep hot for up to 2 hours on an electric warming tray or in a 150 degree F. oven.

In a large frying pan over medium-low heat, melt butter.

Learn how to make Scrambled Eggs.

In a large bowl, blend together eggs with water and salt; pour eggs into hot frying pan. As eggs begin to set, push cooked portions aside with a spatula to let uncooked egg flow underneath. Repeat until eggs are cooked.

When ready to serve, place two (2) corn tortillas on each individual serving plate; top with a serving of scrambled eggs.

Garnish with accompaniments of your choice:

sliced green onions
chopped tomatoes
grated cheese
chopped cilantro leaves
prepared salsa
chopped chile peppers
fried potatoes
avocado slices or guacamole

Makes 6 servings.


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