Huevos Rancheros

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Fall is rolling in and that means Huevos Rancheros. Don’t ask me where I come up with my logic, but it makes sense. Huevos Rancheros are a great way to enjoy a leisurely breakfast with friends and family. Plus this recipe is perfection AND it’s the best salsa in the world!

Huevos Rancheros from (@whatsgabycookin)

If youโ€™ve got 30 minutes, then Huevos Rancheros might just be your new most favorite way to start the day. Freshly fried tortillas topped with my famous chipotle salsa, a perfect fried egg, some creamy avocado, and queso fresco to boot? Yes, please! Iโ€™ll take seconds, and thirds. These are my go-to when I’ve got a bit of time and a lazy morning to enjoy!

Huevos Rancheros from (@whatsgabycookin)

Huevos Rancheros

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 6 mins
Cook Time 9 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 2 -3 people


  • 1 jar Gaby's Chipotle Salsa
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 6 corn tortillas
  • 1 14- ounce can of warm refried beans
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 Hass avocado
  • 1/2 cup grated queso fresco
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium high heat until shimmering. Add the corn tortillas, 2 at a time, and fry for 60 to 90 seconds on each side until golden brown and crisp. Remove the tortillas from the oil and transfer to a paperโ€“towel lined plate to dry. Repeat this process for the remaining tortillas.
  • Smear 1/4 cup of the warmed refried beans onto each tortilla and add 1/4 cup of the
    Gaby's Chipotle Salsa.
  • Once the tortillas have been fried, drain the oil from the skillet and put the butter into the skillet to melt. Carefully crack 3 eggs in the skillet, evenly spaced so they have room to cook, and cook until the egg white is solid, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove the fried eggs from the skillet and lay each one onto a tortilla. Repeat this process for the remaining 3 eggs.
  • Cut the avocado in half lengthwise. Remove the pit from the avocado and discard. Remove the avocado from the skin, and place the avocado on a cutting board. Cut 6 thin slices from each half of the avocado and transfer 2 slices on top of each fried egg.
  • Sprinkle the queso fresco on top and season with salt and pepper if desired. Serve immediately.

Recipe from my cookbook – Absolutely Avocados!


  1. Huevos rancheros is one of my all-time favorite breakfasts! This looks absolutely fantastic! P.S. Making your avocado caesar tonight for a little dinner party we’re having… it’s soooo good!

  2. I would love to start every day with these! Huevos rancheros is one of those breakfasts that gets your day going great every time ๐Ÿ™‚

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