Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 10 minutes
Ingredients (Serves 4)
- 4 large eggs
- 4 corn tortillas
- 1 cup of refried beans
- 1 cup of salsa
- 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 avocado, sliced
- 1/4 cup of chopped fresh cilantro
- 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Start by preheating your oven to 350 °F (180°C ).
- In a pan, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add in your tortillas one at a time, cooking each side until they are slightly crispy.
- Next, spread an even layer of refried beans onto each tortilla. Over the beans, spread an even layer of salsa. Arrange these tortillas onto a baking sheet.
- Now, onto each tortilla, gently crack an egg, aiming for the center of the tortilla. Over each egg, spread a sprinkle of the shredded cheese. Season each tortilla with your desired amount of salt and pepper.
- Transfer the baking sheet into the preheated oven, baking for roughly 10 minutes. The goal here is to cook the eggs to your personal liking.
- Once the eggs are cooked to your satisfaction, remove the baking sheet from the oven. Garnish each tortilla with a few slices of avocado and a sprinkle of chopped cilantro. For the best results, serve these Huevos Rancheros immediately.
This is a simple and delicious dish perfect for a weekend brunch or a quick weeknight dinner. Healthy, filling, and budget-friendly, this is sure to become a new favourite!
Healthier take on Huevos Rancheros
Make your Huevos Rancheros even healthier without compromising on taste. Substitute whole grain tortillas for traditional white ones to boost fiber content. Opt to use fresh salsa instead of canned to cut down on sodium. Additionally, incorporate more veggies like bell peppers, avocados, or jalapeños for extra nutrients and flavor.
Storing your Huevos Rancheros
Once you’ve made your delicious Huevos Rancheros, they can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Be sure to store it in an airtight container to keep it fresh. If you wish to reheat it, just pop it in the microwave for a minute or two, till it gets warm.
Side dishes to pair with Huevos Rancheros
Huevos Rancheros on its own is a hearty meal, but if you want to expand on the menu, consider serving it with a side of roasted potatoes or a simple green salad. For drinks, a traditional Mexican coffee or cold lime water would pair wonderfully with the recipe.
Efficient cooking for Huevos Rancheros
If you’re short on time, here are a couple of tricks. You can prepare your salsa ahead of time and refrigerate it beforehand. You can even buy pre-made whole grain tortillas. Having these components ready to go will cut down your cooking time immensely.
Making use of Huevos Rancheros leftovers
If you’ve got leftovers, you can easily transform them into a delicious breakfast burrito the next morning. Just place your leftover Huevos Rancheros in the center of a fresh tortilla, roll it up, and enjoy a simple yet delicious breakfast on the go!