Huevos Rancheros

Huevos Rancheros


Breakfast in Mexico are really good. I like American breakfasts a lot (is this a guilty pleasure?), but compared with the Mexican ones they fall short. Like all food in Mexico, every region has it’s own variations and flavors. The variety is so large I could write a thick cookbook on that (now that’s an idea). Mexico consumes more eggs per capita than any other country in the world. And that’s evident in our breakfasts. Sometime ago I wrote about huevos rancheros. But they are a lot better in Mexico served over blue corn tortillas and with homemade roasted red or green salsa.

Huevos rancheros are very easy to make. All you have to do is fry a couple of corn tortillas (if you can find blue corn they’re the best). Spread some refried beans on top and fried a couple of eggs. Then you top it all off with fried homemade salsa. Doesn’t that sound good?

Maybe you’ve noticed that my posts have been very short and that I’ve been recycling a lot of old recipes lately. Well, there’s a reason! I’ve been eating a lot of great food, but also I’ve been very busy with some other projects. One of them is related to a conference I’m going to be presenting with Ruth Alegria and Lesley Tellez next weekend in Puebla. We’ll be talking about the importance of new media in the food industry in a culinary congress directed to tourism and gastronomy students. Yeah I know. I can’t even believe it myself, I’m kind of important now, hehe. But I’ll be blogging about what I create and eat in Mexico on a regular basis again pretty soon. So much food, so little time!

¬°Buen provecho!


  • Congratulations Ben. So many new horizons are opening up for you in your country and you deserve it! Although I couldn't eat this for breakfast, I could eat it any other time of the day as it sounds delicious :)

  • wow, I wish someone would make this for me every morning!

  • Thank you for sharing this "famous" breakfast dish. I love your version Ben…droolworthy indeed.

  • I definitely would enjoy eating this for breakfast and I can see why they would be popular :)

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  • You better believe that it sounds good.

  • that does sound simple to make and looks incredibly delicious! yums

  • Looks gorgeous with the egg on top! Perfect breakfast!

  • I've never had huevos rancheros with blue corn. It looks like I'm going to have to up the ante with my recipe.

  • One of my favorite breakfast is huevos rancheros. My absolute favorite is chilaquilles. They are very easy to make. Cut or rip corn tortillas into small pieces and fry with oil until crispy. then add scrambled eggs on top and cook until solid. add green sauce and cheese until the cheese is melted. Enjoy. i did not see this recipe in your selection and thought to share.

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