Huevos Rancheros is one of the most popular Mexican breakfasts, meaning Rancher’s eggs, originally served as a hearty breakfast in large farms.
Since I haven’t been to Mexico, urban or rural, the first time I had Huevos Rancheros was at our local cafe called Egg Factory. It didn’t blow my mind but it seemed interesting enough to make me want to research this utterly delectable breakfast that combined tortillas, eggs, salsa and refried beans. So I ploughed around the internet a bit for what constitutes a good Huevos Rancheros. The first thing I found out that it is anything but fancy. It is a regular homely Mexican breakfast, made with on-hand ingredients and quick to rustle up at any time. Now this gave me some hope that I could try recreating it in my kitchen.
You do need a few components to make a good Huevos Rancheros, so it makes sense to follow up this breakfast after a Mexican dinner night. Lesson here is, if you happen to cook a Mexican dinner using all the recipes from my Mexican fiesta, make sure you have plenty of leftovers to make this kickass breakfast. I know the pictures have turned out stunning (AHEM) but I wont take all the credit for that. This dish is so rich in colours and textures that it automatically lends itself to a good picture.
You’ll find all the basics you need to build an epic Huevos Rancheros breakfast in my Mexican Vegetarian section of recipes.
So what’s a Huevos Rancheros? It’s a shallow fried crisp tortilla topped with a fried or poached egg with refried beans, salsa and a spicy sauce to round it all up. I don’t claim that this is an authentic Mexican mama recipe, but I can assure you this can be easily made in an Indian kitchen 🙂