The basic dish consists of fried eggs served on lightly fried or charred corn or flour tortillas topped with a salsa fresca made of tomatoes, chili peppers, onion, and cilantro. Common accompaniments include refried beans, Mexican-style rice, and guacamole or slices of avocado, with cilantro as a garnish.
A classic Huevos Rancheros recipe includes:
- Ranchero sauce, which is a cooked “ranch-style” salsa
- Eggs, usually sunny side up
- Crispy fried tortillas, usually corn
- Black beans or refried beans
- The Best Ranchero Sauce Recipe
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 10 Old El Paso Flour Tortillas
- 15 ounce Mexican chorizo
- 15 ounces black beans
- 2 ripe avocados sliced
- 1/2 cup crumbled queso fresco
- 10 large eggs
- Possible Add-Ons: cilantro, salsa verde, pico de gallo, sour cream
- Warm the ranchero sauce on the stovetop. Pour the beans in a small sauce pot. Warm over medium heat until simmering, then turn off the heat.
- Place the chorizo in a large nonstick skillet and set over medium-high heat. Break the chorizo apart with a wooden spoon, and brown for 5-10 minutes, until the chorizo starts to turn crispy. Pour the chorizo onto a plate.
- Wipe the skillet out with a paper towel, then add 2 tablespoons oil and set back over medium-high heat. One at a time, add the tortillas. Let them puff up for 3-5 seconds, flip and repeat. Then remove the tortillas, and set on paper towels to drain. Repeat until all the tortillas are puffy and golden.
- Using the same skillet, cook the eggs to order. Traditional Huevos Rancheros are made with sunny side up eggs, but I personally like scrambled eggs in this dish.
- To Serve: Place two tortillas each, on five plates. Top with warm black beans, eggs cooked to order, chorizo, ample ranchero sauce, sliced avocado, and queso fresco.