Huevos Rancheros


  • corn tortillas
  • black or pinto beans warmed up
  • grated Cheese
  • eggs
  • sour cream
  • salsa or ranchero sauce
  • sour cream
  • sliced jalapenos or pickled jalapenos optional


  • I'm not giving amounts because this is totally flexible depending on how much you want to eat. For a full large meal I would suggest 2 eggs and 2 tortillas per person, plus maybe 1/2 cup of beans per person, split across the 2 tortillas.¬†¬† Sour cream and cheese are obviously to taste.
  • If you don't have any ranchero sauce you can do what I did, which is to throw some jarred salsa in a saucepan and put it on low heat to cook down a bit while you do everything else.
  • Likewise, heat the pinto or black beans up in a saucepan or in the microwave and keep warm.
  • Heat some oil in a frying pan, just enough to coat the bottom. Fry each tortilla¬† a minute or two on each side to soften. You don't want them crisp like tostadas, just softened. Set aside on paper towels.
  • Drain any excess oil and add a bit of butter to the pan and then fry the eggs in it. If you're nervous about flipping fried eggs but like the top cooked a bit, just put a lid on the skillet for a minute once the whites are done to your liking. The heat will cook the top of the eggs and no one will know the difference.
  • Put tortillas on plates, top with beans, then fried eggs, then cheese and sour cream. Garnish with jalapenos if you'd like.