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Huevos Rancheros

Huevos Rancheros was a staple breakfast in my house growing up.  It was my dad’s favorite!  Even when we’d go out for breakfast he’d order this, or migas if it was on the menu.  This was my first attempt at recreating this dish.  While I was getting all the ingredients ready… this was the scene in the living room.  M was playing row row row your boat with my kitchen utensils.

Here’s all the ingredients you need:

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 corn tortillas or one flour tortilla (which ever you prefer)
  • 1/4 cup chopped onions
  • 1 cup canned diced tomatoes
  • 1 tsp chopped pickled jalepeno (optional)
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • salt + pepper to taste
  • cilantro (optional)

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Step 6: Prepare your dish.

There are two different ways you can prepare this.  You can heat the tortilla on the stove, pour a little sauce on your place, place tortilla on top of the sauce, then pour more sauce on top of the tortilla, then eggs, top with remaining sauce, garnish with cilantro.  I prefer the tortilla on the side so I make my dish with sauce first, then eggs, then more sauce, then cilantro.

The great thing about this dish is how flexible it is.  If you’re a one egg person, just cook one egg.  If you have a jar of salsa, use that instead of the onion/tomato combo.  If we have any refried beans on hand we’ll add it to our plate as well.  Enjoy 🙂

20 Responses

  1. Joanna Sutter (Fitness & Spice) said on December 22, 2010 at 7:59 am

    I love this! I’ve been totally craving eggs lately…for dinner!

  2. Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) said on December 22, 2010 at 8:13 am

    I always eat salsa with eggs, so in my opinion….this dish is perfect! It is absolutley beautiful!

  3. Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} said on December 22, 2010 at 8:34 am

    Yum! Looks like a great re-creation of your dad’s favorite breakfast. Meghan loves playing with my kitchen utensil’s too. Sometimes I wonder why we bother buying her toys. 🙂

  4. Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} said on December 22, 2010 at 8:35 am

    Um, not sure why I added ‘s to utensil. Sorry for the typo.

  5. Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather said on December 22, 2010 at 8:40 am

    I love eggs for breakfast and especially when it’s mexican inspired eggs. It’s a great way to get beans in for breakfast! Your meal looks so tasty 🙂

  6. Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg said on December 22, 2010 at 8:48 am

    I JUST bought Sophie those pj’s! I couldn’t resist after I saw how cute they look on M 🙂

    • Estela - Weekly Bite said on December 22, 2010 at 10:26 am

      You have to take pics of you and Sophie in matching pj’s! That would be super cute!

  7. Anne Marie said on December 22, 2010 at 9:18 am

    Yum! I might have to use this as a breakfast for dinner one of these days 🙂

  8. Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman said on December 22, 2010 at 9:27 am

    I love it–she’s in the box! And this breakfast looks great just for breakfast. I’ve been craving savory breakfasts lately, which I blame on months and months of oatmeal.

  9. Aunt Cindy said on December 22, 2010 at 9:32 am

    Sure brings back memories of the good old days at Grandma’s in Texas. Can’t get enough cilantro!! It is so good in regular salads. Glad you are feeling better. Merry Christmas to you all. Did M see Santa?

    • Estela - Weekly Bite said on December 22, 2010 at 10:27 am

      Hi Aunt Cindy – No Santa for M yet… she’s still kinda scared of him 🙂

  10. Heather (Heather's Dish) said on December 22, 2010 at 10:11 am

    huevos rancheros are one of my favorites…right up there with chilequiles!

  11. Lindsay @ The Ketchup Diaries said on December 22, 2010 at 10:27 am

    1) This looks delicious.

    2) I hope you are feeling better.

    3) I am in love with your daughter.

    4) If I were closer, I would totally hang out with her and her owl pj’s while you slept. I can row a mean imaginary boat.

    5) 🙂

    • Estela - Weekly Bite said on December 22, 2010 at 10:33 am

      Awe… Thanks Lindsay! You’re so sweet 🙂

  12. Stephanie @cookinfanatic said on December 22, 2010 at 11:11 am

    definitely making this for lunch today, yum!

  13. Aunt Edna said on December 22, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    You must be feeling better, if you made Huevos Rancheros. That WAS your dad’s request every time he visited us. Of course along with Pan de Campo (cowboy bread). Great memories, brings a smile to my face.
    Marin sure is growing fast. She is adorable, wish we could see her. Merry Christmas

  14. emily (a nutritionist eats) said on December 22, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    FYI, I’m just going to start blaming you when the Taster gets made at me for begging for babies. 🙂
    Huevos are my FAVORITE thing in Mexico. Love them.

  15. Sarah said on December 22, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    That looks so good! I’ve been wanting to try this dish, and you make it look so simple to make. Mmm…thank you:-).

  16. Kris | said on December 23, 2010 at 12:03 am

    I used to love these fancy breakfast egg before going vegan and can remember how beautifully they taste 🙂

    I loved them with a side of roasted breakfast potatoes 🙂


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