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Authentic Huevos Rancheros Recipe
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Authentic Huevos Rancheros
A simple tostada-style breakfast with fried eggs, beans, bacon, and salsa. See more
  • READY IN 20 mins

Authentic Huevos Rancheros

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"This is an easy to make tostada-type breakfast that will definitely satisfy your hunger until lunch."

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  1. Heat oil in a small skillet over medium-high heat. Fry tortillas one at a time until firm, but not crisp. Remove to paper towels to drain grease.
  2. Meanwhile, combine the refried beans and butter in a microwave-safe dish. Cover, and cook in the microwave until heated through. When tortillas are done, fry eggs over easy in the skillet. Add more oil if the tortillas have absorbed it all.
  3. Place tortillas onto plates, and spread a layer of beans on them. Top with cheese, a fried egg, crumbled bacon and if desired, salsa.
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  • PREP 10 mins
  • COOK 10 mins
  • READY IN 20 mins

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 13, 2003

I don't know whether this is authentic or not; all I do know is that this breakfast was really good! I added green onion, a little enchilada sauce and some shredded pepper jack cheese. Great Giamom!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 25, 2007

I am mexican and these are not at authentic at all, however they are nice. But salsa is never optional, is the main ingredient.

Jul 01, 2003

Just wanted to put this bit of info out there for everyone, anything with Cheddar cheese is not authentically Mexican. If you want to reduce the fat in this dish you can just put a little bit of butter in a pan, then slightly toast the tortillas in the pan. It comes out just as good with less fat. Just a suggestion.

Oct 25, 2007

Good, but not great. To make it much more authentic, fry the bacon and then use the bacon grease for the beans. Personally I prefer to cook/boil dry pinto beans then mash them up while frying them in bacon grease, just like they do in Mexico. If you don't want to prepare your own beans, then use canned pinto beans instead. Anytime I make beans for friends, they all rave about the taste. Try it and see if it doesn't improve the flavor. I also prefer a green salsa verde (tomatillo sauce) and jalisco queso instead of the red salsa and cheddar cheese.

Oct 25, 2007

I make this at home often. It's very good. Different flavor salsas are fun to experiment with too. (and I also use fat free re-fried beans... they taste great)

Sep 03, 2007

As others have said, these are not authentic by any means, but who cares, since my husband loved them! He even made more the next morning with the leftover ingredients and surprised me with breakfast in bed! I added diced tomato, lime juice and cilantro to the refried beans and heated it on the stove. Also, you can just use cooking spray to "fry" the tortillas, and it's just as good, but less fattening. Very delicious. EDIT: These have become a regular at our house, and my husband goes out of his way to make them!

Oct 25, 2007

IMHO this is a very quick and satisfying meal. I could not eat this every week due to the caloric content. But as we all know, moderation is key. This is a nice comfort food recipe. Give it a try.

Aug 25, 2006

8/20 I made this for Husband's brunch and wanted it to be a bit more substantial, so I doubled the eggs and bacon, sprinkled with lots of extra-sharp Cheddar and Mexican cheeses, topped with jarred sliced jalapenos, and served it with salsa and black beans. This was quick and easy, and very filling. Thanks, giamom! 8/25 Made these again today but spread the refried beans over flour tortillas, added scrambled egg, bacon and salsa, and rolled them up. Really good!


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  • Calories
  • 494 kcal
  • 25%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 24.2 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 273 mg
  • 91%
  • Fat
  • 32.9 g
  • 51%
  • Fiber
  • 5.2 g
  • 21%
  • Protein
  • 26.6 g
  • 53%
  • Sodium
  • 1194 mg
  • 48%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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