Huevos Rancheros

Huevos Rancheros made with Homemade Refried Black Beans AND Homemade Pico de Gallo! These authentic huevos rancheros are loaded with flavor and color. They are the perfect healthy breakfast or brunch!

Eggs are so simple and healthy to have for breakfast! Check out my easy Eggs Benedict recipe for a classic brunch, and my Egg Muffins are an excellent grab-and-go option for busy mornings!

Huevos Rancheros in a large white bowl with a fork.

Huevos Rancheros is one of my favorite things to make for breakfast. It is a super hearty, filling meal that is loaded with flavor. This Huevos Rancheros recipe start off with my Homemade Refried Black Beans. They are then served with a flour tortilla, and a fried egg, and finally topped with my Homemade Pico de Gallo. Delicious!

To make this recipe even easier prep the beans and pico de gallo in advance. If you are in a time crunch canned refried beans or jarred salsa can be used in place of the homemade beans and homemade salsa.

The best thing we love about this huevos rancheros recipe is how versatile it is! We use what we have on hand. Sometimes I serve these with leftover shredded Mexican chicken or beef from the night before. I also like serving it will salsa verde if I have a batch of that made up in the refrigerator.

This easy huevos rancheros recipe makes a quick and easy healthy breakfast or brunch recipe.

What is Huevos Rancheros?

Huevos Rancheros, also known as “Ranchers Eggs”, is a traditional Mexican breakfast that consists of tortillas, fried eggs, and beans. It is a healthy yet filling way to start the day!

refried black beans for huevos rancheros in a medium saucepan with wooden spoon

What is in Huevos Rancheros

The full ingredient list and measurements are listed in the printable recipe below.

  • Flour tortillas: You can also use corn tortillas.
  • Eggs: The traditional way is to serve them fried however you can serve them poached, hard-boiled, or scrambled.
  • Optional toppings: Below I included my favorite toppings to add!
  • Black Beans: I love making my own refried beans at home. They have so much more flavor! I add onions, garlic, cumin, oregano chili powder, and chicken broth. You can substitute canned refried beans or regular black beans instead.
  • Pico De Gallo: My pico de gallo recipe has chopped tomato, red onion, jalapeño, line, and cilantro. It’s super easy to make! You can also use your favorite salsa instead.

Homemade Pico de Gallo In White Bowl

How to make Huevos Rancheros

  • Make the refried black beans: Add olive oil to a medium saucepan and heat over medium-high heat. Add in onions and saute until tender and golden brown for 3-4 minutes. Add in garlic and saute for an additional minute. Stir in the spices and allow them to cook for one minute. Add in beans and chicken broth and turn the heat down to low. Simmer until the mixture has thickened a bit, 5-10 minutes. Mash the beans with the back of your spatula or with a potato masher. Make sure to leave some of the beans whole to keep a chunky texture.
  • Make homemade pico de gallo: This can be made ahead and stored in the refrigerator for up to a week! I like to make a big batch at the beginning of the week and then use it as needed! To make this homemade salsa start by adding tomato, red onion, jalapeno, lime, and cilantro to a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Heat/fry tortillas: Heat a small skillet over medium-high heat and fry the tortillas one at a time in a dry skillet until golden brown, 1-2 minutes.

toasting flour tortilla in cast iron skillet

  • Cook eggs: In a large skillet heat butter over medium-high heat. Fry eggs to desired preference and season with salt and pepper.

fried egg in cast iron skillet

  • Assemble: Serve fried eggs on top of the fried tortillas with refried black beans and pico de gallo. Top with any additional toppings if desired.

close up shot of huevos rancheros

Optional Toppings for Huevos Rancheros

Tips for Success

  • Make it all from scratch as written! It is easy to substitute things like salsa and canned refried beans, but making them from scratch instead tastes so much better!
  • Go one step further and make your own tortillas as well. Nothing beats fresh bread!
  • Serve it with your favorite style of eggs. Scrambled, poached, soft-boiled, hard-boiled, or the traditional fried eggs all taste amazing with huevos rancheros.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What do Huevos Rancheros contain? Huevos rancheros usually has fried eggs, beans, tortillas, and salsa.
  • How do you eat Huevos rancheros? I usually eat mine with a fork, however, you could load the tortilla up instead and eat it like an open-faced taco.
  • What type of food is huevos rancheros? Huevos rancheros is a traditional Mexican breakfast recipe, however, it’s also great for brunch, lunch, or if you enjoy breakfast for dinner!

Fried egg, flour tortillas, refried beans and tomatillo salsa

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Heuvos Rancheros

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4

Huevos Rancheros made with Homemade Refried Black Beans AND Homemade Pico de Gallo! These authentic huevos rancheros are loaded with flavor and color! They are the perfect healthy breakfast or brunch!

Ingredients

  • 4 flour tortillas
  • 1 tbsp butter for frying the eggs
  • 4 large eggs

Refried Black Beans

  • 15.5 ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup onions, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth

Pico De Gallo

  • 1 1/2 cups chopped tomato
  • 1/2 cup red onion, diced
  • 1 small jalapeno, minced
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • salt and pepper

Optional Toppings

  • Salsa Verde
  • lime wedges
  • shredded Mexican cheese or cotija cheese
  • fresh chopped cilantro
  • sliced jalapeno
  • corn
  • sour cream
  • Guacamole
  • sliced avocado

Instructions

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  • Make the refried beans as directed and keep on low heat until ready to assemble.
  • Make the pico de gallo and set aside.
  • Heat a small skillet over medium high heat and fry the tortillas one at a time in a dry skillet until golden brown, 1-2 minutes.
  • In a large skillet heat butter over medium high heat. Fry eggs to desired preference and season with salt and pepper.
  • Serve fried eggs on top of the fried tortillas with refried black beans and pico de gallo. Top with any additional toppings if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Heuvos Rancheros
Amount Per Serving
Calories 438 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
Cholesterol 186mg62%
Sodium 753mg33%
Potassium 817mg23%
Carbohydrates 52g17%
Fiber 13g54%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 20g40%
Vitamin A 701IU14%
Vitamin C 24mg29%
Calcium 144mg14%
Iron 6mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Healthy Breakfast, Heuvos Rancheros, Refried Black Beans

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