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Huevos Rancheros {Egg Tostada}

A homemade breakfast that’s every bit as good if not better than at a restaurant.

Huevos-Rancheros

If it were up to me, any time is the right time for Mexican food.

My favorite part about Mexican food are the crispy tortillas.

Crispy tortillas are super easy to make and can really make a recipe taste like something out of a really good Mexican restaurant.

I almost always have a small skillet on the stove with canola oil in it because I make Mexican food so often.

This huevos rancheros recipe is delicious and the egg can be cooked however you would like it.

In this recipe the egg is cooked over easy but it can also be cooked over hard if preferred.

It’s made with a quick and easy warm salsa but if you’re in a pinch for time, your favorite prepared salsa can be used instead.

This is a great dish to make for dinner too.

Perfect for one of those breakfast-for-dinner meals.

So here’s to Mexican food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Here are more breakfast recipes you my like “Double Banana Pancakes“, “Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake with Lemon Glaze” and “Potato, Ham and Spinach Breakfast Pie“.

Let’s check out the ingredients.

Huevos-Rancheros

Eggs, corn tortillas, refried beans, cheddar cheese, Monterey jack cheese, queso fresco cheese (Mexican crumbled cheese), canned diced tomatoes, lime, jalapeno, garlic, green onion, cilantro, pepper, seasoned salt, and canola oil

printable recipe with the measurements and instructions is located at the bottom of this post.

Here’s how to make it.

For the Warm Salsa:

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Chop the jalapeno, onion…

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…garlic and cilantro.  Set aside for a moment.

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Heat a large pan on medium heat and add the olive oil.

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Add the jalapeno and onion…

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…and stir.

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Then add the garlic,

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canned tomatoes,

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seasoned salt,

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and cilantro…

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…and stir.

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While the salsa is hot, top with the eggs…

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and put a lid on the pan.

Let the mixture cook until the eggs are at their desired doneness.

The eggs can also be fried in a separate skillet with a little butter if preferred.

For the Crispy Tortillas:

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Heat a medium size pan on medium heat and add the oil.

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Once the oil is hot, add a tortilla to the pan.

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Turn the tortilla over when the bottom is a golden color.

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Let cook until both sides are crispy (about 3 minutes).

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Transfer the tortillas to a paper-lined plate.

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Warm up the refried beans on the stovetop or microwave and spread them on top of the tortilla.

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Add the cheese…

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and then top with a fried egg and the warm salsa.

For the Garnish:

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Top with the remaining salsa from the pan along with the…

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…green onion, and crumbled queso fresco cheese.

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Serve while warm with lime quarters…

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…and…

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…then…

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…enjoy.

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Thank you so much for stopping by CCC!

More Mexican Food Recipes You May Like:

Crispy Breakfast Quesadillas

Breakfast Chili Chilaquiles

Bacon and Egg Breakfast Tacos

Breakfast Burrito Pitas

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Huevos Rancheros

Huevos Rancheros {Egg Tostada}

A homemade breakfast that's every bit as good if not better than at a restaurant!
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Huevos Rancheros
Servings: 3

Ingredients

For the Warm Salsa:

  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 large jalapeno pepper seeds removed and chopped
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon seasoned salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro

For the Crispy Tortillas:

  • ¾ cup canola oil amount may vary depending on the skillet size
  • 3 corn tortillas

For the Huevos Rancheros:

  • ¾ cup refried beans warmed
  • 3 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup crumbled queso fresco cheese

For the Garnish:

  • 1 lime cut in 6 wedges
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
  • 1/3 cup chopped green onion

Instructions

For the Warm Salsa:

  • Heat a large pan on medium heat and add the olive oil. Add the jalapeno and onion and stir. Add the garlic, canned tomatoes, seasoned salt, cilantro and stir. 
  • When the salsa is hot, add the eggs on top and cover the pan with a lid. Let cook until the eggs are at their desired doneness. The eggs can also be fried in a separate skillet with a little butter if preferred.

For the Crispy Tortillas:

  • Heat a medium size pan on medium heat and add the oil. Once the oil is hot, add a tortilla to the pan. Turn the tortilla over when the bottom is a golden color. Let cook until both sides are crispy (about 3 minutes in total). Transfer the tortillas to a paper-lined plate. 

For the Huevos Rancheros:

  • Spread warm refried beans on top of the tortilla. Add the cheese and top with a cooked egg and warm salsa. 

For the Garnish:

  • Top with the remaining salsa from the pan, green onion, and crumbled queso fresco cheese. Serve with lime.
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