I am very excited to introduce to you Andrea from Homemade for Elle. She has graciously agree to share one of her favorite recipes with all of you. If you don’t know Andrea, you should!
Andrea is a wife and mom who loves to create incredible dishes with fresh and nutritious ingredients. She strives to create a healthy and nurtutring environment for her family. You can catch her recipes, homemade beauty products and frugal living tips at Homemade for Elle. You can follow her on Facebook and Pinterest to stay up to date on healthy living tips and ideas.
Huevos Rancheros is a hearty Mexican dish that translates to “rancher’s eggs”. There are quite a few variations of Huevos Rancheros, but I want to share my favorite rendition of this breakfast classic.
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp gound oregano
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 cups refried beans
- 2 cups of red enchilada sauce
- 4 corn tortillas
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 cup shredded colby jack cheese
- 4 eggs
- 1-2 tbsp butter
- Season ground beef with spices and brown over medium heat until cooked through. Drain any remaining grease.
- Warm up refried beans on the stove top over medium-low.
- I generally make my own red enchilada sauce and freeze it in batches for times like this, but you can also make your own out of chili powder, or buy it ready-made in a can. Warm up enchilada sauce on the stove top over medium-low.
- Meanwhile, preheat oven to 200 degrees. Warm olive oil in a pan over medium-high heat. One at a time, lightly fry corn tortillas until they are warmed through, and starting to get a little crunchy. Transfer to an oven-proof plate or dish and keep in oven until ready to plate. Continue until all tortillas are crisp.
- Using the same pan, add a tablespoon of butter and fry eggs, over easy (or to whatever doneness you prefer).
- To build the Huevos Rancheros, start with a warmed corn tortilla, and spread refried beans over the top. Next, sprinkle on seasoned ground beef, followed by cheese, sauce and finally, top with an egg.
Huevos Rancheros can easily be modified to suit your tastes. You can substitute the ground beef for sausage, or leave the meat off entirely. If you don’t like red chili sauce, you can smother the Huevos Rancheros with salsa instead. I have also made this dish with flour tortillas, and it comes out brilliantly, although I do tend to prefer corn for its crunchy texture. Try adding sliced avocados or guacamole on the side to brighten up the dish even more!
Thank you so much Andrea for sharing this delicious recipe for Huevos Rancheros. As someone who spent many years in the Southwest, I just love Mexican food. I know I will be using this recipe!
I hope you will drop by and visit Andrea at Homemade for Elle and tell her Cynthia sent you! Thanks and see you soon!