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Huevos Rancheros

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Servings: 6 servings


  • 4 medium tomatoes diced
  • 1/2 cup chopped white onion
  • 1 jalapeño pepper finely minced (remove seeds for less heat)
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro plus extra for garnish
  • juice from one lime
  • salt and black pepper
  • 1 14-oz can refried black beans
  • 12 corn tortillas slightly charred on the stove top or warmed in the microwave (if desired)
  • 12 large eggs
  • 3 large avocados sliced
  • 3/4 cup crumbled queso fresco or cotija cheese
  • 2 cups ranchero sauce see recipe below

Ranchero Sauce

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 small white onion diced
  • 4 large tomatoes diced
  • 1 jalapeño pepper chopped (seeds removed for less heat)
  • 2 chipotles in adobo sauce chopped
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 cup water
  • juice from two limes
  • 1/2 cup cilantro


  • Begin by making the ranchero sauce. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion, tomatoes, and jalapeño. Cook until just softened, about 5-6 minutes. Add the chipotles, tomato paste, garlic powder, salt, oregano, and paprika. Cook for about 10 more minutes, until things start to break down. Add the water. Let cook again for 5 minutes, or until most of the water is evaporated. Stir in the lime juice and cilantro. Remove from heat, and add the mixture to a high powered blender. Pulse 10 times for a chunkier sauce (my preference), or about 20 times for a thinner sauce. Set aside and keep warm until you are ready to serve.
  • Now prepare the pico de gallo for the huevos. In a medium bowl, combine the tomatoes, onion, jalapeño, cilantro, and lime juice. Toss together and season to taste with salt and black pepper. Set aside while you prepare the rest of your ingredients.
  • Heat the refried black beans on the stovetop over low to medium heat until just warmed through. Cook your eggs to your liking. We prefer sunny-side up huevos rancheros.
  • Assemble your huevos rancheros by spreading refried black beans on corn tortillas. Top with eggs, ranchero sauce, pico de gallo, avocado, cheese, and extra cilantro if desired. Enjoy immediately!