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Huevos Rancheros

Easy Huevos Rancheros

Course Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword eggs
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil divided
  • 2 cups favorite salsa recipe
  • 16- ounce can black beans*
  • 4 round corn tortillas
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 4 large eggs
  • ½ cup crumbled cotija (or feta) cheese or shredded monterey jack
  • optional additional garnish and toppings: chopped fresh cilantro, sliced/diced avocado or guacamole, sliced jalapeno, fresh corn


  • Heat a skillet over medium heat; add 1 tablespoon of olive oil. When olive oil ripples, add salsa and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally for about 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, begin warming beans in a separate pan.*
  • Transfer cooked salsa to bowl; cover to keep warm.
  • Wipe out skillet; heat skillet over medium heat. Add tortillas in single layer to dry skillet (working in batches as needed), cook until warm and slightly toasted, turning as needed. Remove and cover to keep warm.
  • Heat skillet over medium heat. Coat pan with a bit of butter. Fry eggs to preference; season to taste with salt and pepper. Add additional butter as needed.
  • Serve fried eggs on warm tortillas, topped with cooked salsa, warmed black beans, and cheese. Add any optional chopped fresh cilantro, sliced/diced avocado or avocado, sliced jalapeno or fresh corn as desired.


From: She Wears Many Hats
* If you’d like to make them “refried,” drain, warm in a saucepan with a little water, add 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin, salt and pepper to taste, mash slightly. Or, as the original (sponsored) recipe suggests, you can use Bush’s Cocina Latina Frijoles Negros Machacados.