Huevos rancheros or Ranch Style Eggs is a traditional breakfast egg dish served mid-morning on rural Mexican farms.
A typical huevos rancheros is served with eggs served on lightly fried or charred corn tortillas topped with a pico de gallo made of tomatoes, chili peppers, onion, and cilantro.
In most Mexican restaurants in the United States, the dish is topped with a green of red sauce. Like this Eggs Rancheros topped with a Mexican queso fresco or fresh cheese and cilantro.
This recipe uses a chipotle sauce. And that is okay. As there are varies ways of preparing the dish depending where you are at in Mexico.
Also the egg dish has spread beyond Mexico, with variations in the Southwestern part of the United States and in Texas or as it is called Tex-Mex.
They can be prepared using wheat flour tortillas instead of corn, and pureed chili or enchilada sauce instead of tomato-chili pico de gallo.
Other toppings have been added as well, cheddar cheese, sour cream, and lettuce.
Huevos Rancheros – Ranch Style Eggs With Chipotle Sauce
Per person or serving you will need the following –
Avocado oil – refined oil for high heat frying
2 corn tortillas
2 large eggs
1/2 cup Chipotle sauce – Find recipe Here
2 teaspoons cilantro, chopped
2 tablespoons of goat cheese or Queso fresco, a Mexican cheese, optional
In a medium sized skillet over medium high heat, add avocado oil to fill pan 1/4 to 1/2 inch up the sides.
When oil starts to shimmer, using a pair of kitchen tongs, place one tortilla into hot oil and fry on both sides, about 1-2 minutes.
Remove tortilla from pan with kitchen tongs and place onto a plate. Do the same with the other tortilla.
In a medium skillet over medium-high heat add butter. When melted crack in both eggs.
Add one tablespoon of water and place a lid over eggs for exactly 1 minute.
Remove lid and slide perfectly cooked sunny side up eggs onto tortillas.
In the same skillet you cooked eggs, place skillet over medium heat and add chipotle sauce and heat till bubbles start to form.
Remove skillet from heat and move pan back and forth or gently twirl pan until all of the sauce has been warmed, but not burnt.
You will smell the aroma of the chili in the sauce as it warms. Pour warmed sauce over eggs.
Top with with cilantro and cheese, if desire.
More Mexican Style Dishes To Try
- Mexican Chorizo & Egg Tacos
- Mexican Style Meatballs
- Authentic Mexican Chilaquiles
- Mexican Huevos Divorciados
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