Easy Huevos Rancheros recipe, vegetarian Mexican breakfast recipe with black beans on tortillas, served with avocado, salsa on top.
Easy Huevos Rancheros Recipe
Time to spice up thing around here! I haven’t made an elaborated breakfast dish for quite some time. Don’t get me wrong, elaborated meaning something more fancier than a toasted sandwich or an omlette here and there.
New Mexican Huevos Rancheros Recipe
Huevos Rancheros (also called Eggs Ranchero) is a vegetarian Mexican breakfast recipe with fried (or baked) eggs served on hot corn tortillas with black beans (or refried beans) and topped with avocado, salsa and sour cream. Add some tabasco or your favorite sauce to it for a touch of heat.
Ingredients for Vegetarian Huevos Rancheros Recipe
- black beans or refried beans
- corn tortillas
- red bell peppers
- cotija cheese
- salsa, picco de gallo
I wanted to stay as much as possible close to the original recipe, so I went with the vegetarian version with onions, garlic, red bell pepper, beans, eggs and cotija cheese.
You can always add some bacon if you wish and other vegetables (mushrooms, corn, spinach, kale, etc) I just wanted to keep it simple this time.
How to Make Huevos Rancheros
It is really easy to make this pretty darn good, flavorful and hearty Mexican breakfast.
The eggs are baked in the oven and the whole dish comes together incredibly great when you cut into runny yolks to combine with beans, avocado, tomato salsa and the rest of the ingredients.
Making Huevos Rancheros for a Crowd
You can choose to make this Huevos Rancheros recipe for a crowd of just for one. Hues Rancheros is one of the best recipes when we talk brunch.
Just adjust the ingredients accordingly to serve more people. The recipe below is for 2 servings, so just multiply for how many servings you’re planning.
I also added on side sour cream and some ghost peppers salsa, as my husband loves ghost peppers. Don’t ask me how he is able to enjoy them when your mouth is on fire and you can’t taste anything anyway…. But, ghost peppers were on order today.
You can use any kind of salsa you want, from a mild one to a crazy hot one. I think the best compromise will be tabasco. Will probably please everyone!
If you are nit that keen on the vegetarian option, you should try making the Huevos Rancheros recipe with chorizo and black beans.
You can adjust the recipe for a gluten free version by using gluten free corn tortillas.
For a dairy free Huevos Ranchros recipe version, skip the cheese and sour cream.
More Mexican Recipes you may want to try!
- Mexican Tortilla Soup
- Mexican Chicken Chilaquiles
- Mexican Seafood Soup
- Chipotle Shrimp & Corn Tostadas
- Mexican Caldo Tlalpeno Soup
- Pina Colada Cake
- Chorizo and Shrimp Quesadillas
Huevos Rancheros Recipe
Easy vegetarian Huevos Rancheros Mexican breakfast recipe with eggs, beans, tortillas, avocado and salsa on top.
- 4 corn tortillas
- 4 eggs
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 cups cooked rinsed beans
- 1 cup red bell pepper diced
- 1 medium onion sliced
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 2 tomatoes diced
- 1/4 cup cotija cheese
- 1 lime cut into wedges
- 1 avocado sliced
- 1 tbsp fresh cilantro chopped
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- salt &pepper
- Hot salsa/ tabasco
Preheat oven to 400F/ 200C.
Heat a medium skillet over medium heat and add 1 tbsp olive oil. Sauté the onion, until tender, for about 5 minutes. Add the minced garlic and sauté for another minute or two. Add diced red bell pepper and 1/2 of the diced tomatoes (saving the other half for garnish) and cooked rinsed beans, salt, and pepper.
Let them cook for another 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Brush your cast iron skillet with olive oil, coating the edges too. Lay tortillas down and brush tops of tortillas with a little bit of olive oil. Place on top the bean mixture, making little indentions with the back of a spoon, for the eggs to rest, so they stay in place.
Carefully crake the eggs and place them in the indentions. Sprinkle eggs with salt and pepper, and cotija cheese, and place in the hot oven for 15 minutes.
Bake until egg whites are white and yolks are still runny.
Serve with sliced avocado, lime, fresh chopped cilantro, hot salsa/ tabasco sauce, fresh diced tomatoes and some sour cream.
- You can substitute cotija cheese with Monterey jack or even feta cheese
- Gluten free version: Use certified gluten free corn tortillas instead of regular ones
- Dairy free version: Skip the feta cheese and sour cream!