Huevos Rancheros

Huevos (pronounced “weboz”) means eggs in the style of the Mexican rancheros, or farmers.

Huevos rancheros, is a popular breakfast dish consisting of eggs served in the style of the traditional large mid-morning fare on rural Mexican Farms. The basic dish is composed of fried eggs served upon lightly fried corn tortillas topped with some tomato-chili sauce, re-fried beans, Mexican-style rice. Slices of avocado or guacamole are common accompaniments.

I have used the food elements present in the traditional recipe but there are for sure changes according to the convenience. This can be served as a breakfast/brunch/lunch. Very convenient for kids tiffins or even office lunch.

Try out the amazing flavours from the land of Mexico!!


2 tsp olive oil
1/2 onion, finely chopped
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
1/4 tsp chilli flakes
125g tin kidney beans, rinsed
2 medium tomatoes, diced
1/2 red capsicum, deseeded & sliced
1/2 yellow capsicum, deseeded & sliced
2 small corn tortillas
2 eggs
1/2 avocado, sliced
1/4 cup fresh coriander, leaves picked
1 lime, cut into wedges
1 small red chilli, deseeded & finely chopped


1. Preheat oven to 200°C. Heat 3 tsp oil in a saucepan over low heat. Add onion and cook for a few minutes. Add spices and continue to cook for a few more minutes. Add beans and tomatoes and simmer gently for 15 minutes. Add capsicum and simmer gently for another 5 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, warm tortillas in the oven for 6-7 minutes.
3. Heat remaining oil in a small frypan and fry eggs individually.
4. To serve, top warm tortillas with beans, egg, avocado and coriander with a squeeze of lime juice and a scattering of chilli.


NOTE: Alternatively, you can heat the tortilla in the fry pan after you’ve cooked your egg, then top with warmed beans and egg; heat for a few minutes, or until tortilla is crisp. 

Happy Cooking!!!


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