Huevos Rancheros Recipe | Healthy Eating

Huevos Rancheros Recipe | Healthy Eating

A few notes on the ingredients.  You can use corn tortillas, which are the classic choice for huevos rancheros.  I used organic whole wheat because my store was out of corn the day I was shopping.  Refried beans can be quite good for you and also really not good for you.  Make sure you read your ingredients.  I used 365 Organic Refried Pinto Beans, which were high in protein and fiber, low in fat (1.5 g per 1/2 cup), and really flavorful.  If you like spice, a good splash of hot sauce on these would be great!

Healthy Huevos Rancheros

Serves 6


– 2 tbsp. grape seed oil, divided;

– 1 medium yellow onion, diced;

– 1/2 red pepper, diced;

– 1/2 yellow pepper, diced;

– 2 garlic cloves, crushed;

– 2 large tomatoes, chopped (about 2 cups);

– 1 tsp. cumin;

– 1/2 tsp. salt;

– 1 c. chicken broth;

– 6 whole wheat flour tortillas;

– cooking spray;

– 6 eggs;

– 15-oz. can refried beans;

– 2 avocados, large-diced.


1. Preheat oven to 350º.

2. Heat 1 tbsp. oil in a medium sauce pan over medium heat.  Add onion and saute until translucent, about 5 minutes.  Add red and yellow peppers and garlic and cook 2 minutes more.  Add tomatoes with their seeds and juices, cumin, and salt and cook until tomatoes start to break down, about 5 minutes.  Add chicken broth and increase heat to high to bring to a boil.  Lower heat and simmer uncovered until thickened, about 15 minutes.


3. Arrange tortillas in a single layer on two baking sheets.  Spray lightly with cooking spray.  Place in the oven until starting to puff, about 5 minutes.  Turn heat off and leave in oven to keep warm.

4. Heat remaining tbsp. of oil in a large nonstick skillet.  Crack the eggs into the hot oil and fry until whites are set, then flip carefully and remove from the heat.

5. Put the refried beans in a microwave safe bowl and microwave until warm, about 2 minutes.

6. Put one tortilla on each of 6 plates.  Spread with beans and top with an egg.  Spoon sauce around the egg and top with avocado.

Huevos Rancheros Recipe

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