Apr 28, 2013

Huevos Rancheros



Golden egg yolks mingle with tomatoes, green chiles and cheese over a crispy corn tortilla for breakfast... what can be better! Low fat, naturally gluten-free and vegetarian (perfect for meatless mondays).

With Cinco de Mayo on the Horizon, I thought I would share this easy recipe, that I love to make for breakfast, lunch or dinner.


My friend Deysi taught me how to make this savory authentic Mexican recipe, and I'm glad she did because it was such a wonderful change from the usual egg dishes and it's really easy to make. You can also serve this with sliced avocados on the side. Buen Provecho!


Huevos Rancheros
Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 2 • Serving Size: 1 egg, tortilla and sauce • Old Points: 4 pts • Points+: 5 pts
Calories: 194.3 • Fat: 10.1 g • Protein: 12.1 g • Carb: 14.4 g • Fiber: 2.3 g • Sugar: 1.6

Ingredients:
  • 1/2 tsp oil
  • 1/2 onion, minced
  • 1 medium tomato, minced
  • 2 tbsp chopped green chiles (I used Old El Paso)
  • oil spray
  • salt and pepper
  • pinch cumin (optional)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup shredded lettuce
  • 1 oz shredded cheese (I used Cabot 50% reduced fat Pepper Jack)
  • 2 tsp chopped cilantro
  • olive oil spray (I used my Misto)
  • 2 corn tortillas (I used Mission Extra Thin yellow corn)

Directions:

Heat oil in a small pan. Add onions and cook one minute, add tomatoes, chilies, cumin, salt and pepper and cook another few minutes. Set aside and keep warm.

 
In another medium non-stick pan, lightly spray the tortillas with oil on each side and heat a few minutes on both sides until tortillas gets crispy and pockets or air bubbles start to form inside. Set aside. 


In the same pan, lightly spray more oil and add eggs, salt and pepper. Cover and cook until sunny-side up or to your liking.

To serve, place a tortilla on each plate, top with egg, tomatoes, lettuce, cheese and cilantro.


More Latin Egg recipes you may like:
(Recipes from other blogs may not always be Weight Watcher friendly)


Huevos Pericos - Skinnytaste
Mexican Baked Eggs with Black Beans, Tomato, Chile and Cilantro - Kalyn's Kitchen
Chorizo and Egg White Breakfast Burrito - Skinnytaste
Huevos a la Mexicano - What's Cooking Mexico

76 comments :

  1. yes, pretty please! this looks so good!!!

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  2. Looks delicious; I would love this for breakfast any time! It's one of my favorite things to order in a Mexican restaurant.

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  3. YUM! I love mexican style breakfasts. Can't wait to try this one.

    small fyi - the egg is missing from your ingredient list.

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  4. This looks FABULOUS! I have chickens in my backyard with a plethora of fresh eggs in my fridge. I have been looking for a new recipe to use up some of those eggs with. Found one! Thank you!!!

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  5. This looks DELICIOUS!

    Your website is a Godsend. I'm one of those people who only uses recipes with pictures included. I've only spent five minutes browsing and am already excited about all of the items I want to make. How had I not found your site before?

    Thank you thank you!

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  6. hahaha funny I was craving huevos rancheros but opted for huevos a la mexicana. I will have to now try these sometime this week.

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  7. All of that including the egg for only 5 points per serving! I'll definately be making these for my husband and I.

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  8. This look so good and doubtless delicious
    cath

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  9. Love Mexican food, love eggs, and love breakfast.. put all three of themtogether and I am SOLD

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  10. Gina, any tips on perfecting the SSU egg? I never attempt them or order then when out because I hate slimy whites, but want to give this a go. How do you get the white cooked without overcooking the bottom?

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  11. Thanks Gina!!

    Amanda Dixon

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  12. Lynn, I'm jealous!!

    Raw, I'm happy you found me!

    Morris Family - yes, I had it for lunch and was quite satisfied with one egg.

    Angie - I cover the pan and cook medium-low heat. The steam cooks the top so it's not slimy. I don't like my whites slimy either!

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  13. You always take amazing pictures. Love this post!

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  14. Angie~ Another thing to do when cooking SSU eggs is first cook them in the pan and then when they look almost done and not runny anymore- put a (small) splash of water in the pan and cover -that will help the steam even more and eliminate all sliminess;)

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  15. I love Huevos Rancheros! Can't wait to try your version.

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  16. Having company this weekend..plan on making this delicious breakfast Sunday morning...Thanks Gina, as always Yummy and healthy!
    Lyn

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  17. I am totally in heaven now that I have found your blog! I don't even know where to start...!!! Do you have a cook book published?

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  18. Or you could always poach them!

    Thanks Amy, no I don't yet. Sorry!

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    1. You could poach them in the tomato mix as for shakshuka.

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  19. Oh my, I think that's my favorite breakfast but I'm lazy (especially in the morning) and use store bought salsa.

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  20. Another great recipe Gina. Made this for dinner tonight with a strawberry daiquiri...Awesome!

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  21. Magda, it only takes a few minutes!

    Eggs for dinner, love it!

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  22. Yummy, my hubby has had me make it twice already

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  23. Yum! I wish someone was serving this to me for breakfast right now! This would also make a great Meatless Monday dinner.

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  24. We order these from a local cafe all the time - instead of the homemade salsa they add a sweet potato mash, sour cream and avacado... it gives it a level of sweetness that goes so well with the eggs and tortilla. It would be a little more in calories but well worth it and gives you a different spin on a great recipe.

    Love this blog btw Gina! You're inspiring me to do my own. Someone at work told me about it and I can't tell you how many people i've recommended it to. Lots.

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  25. Thanks Denise! Adding sweet potato is interesting, almost like eggs and potatoes!

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  26. I have made this the last 2 mornings for breakfast. Yesterday I made it for my son as well and he loved it. I didn't have any fresh tomatoes so I used some fresh salsa and a smidge of guacomole. Delish!!!

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  27. This looks great! We lived in TX for a few years and discovered some wonderful savory breakfast options that I just never knew existed. Thanks for including the 50% Pepper Jack. Dishes like this one are where it shines best, I think.

    (Also, where in the world did you get such a ripe looking tomato this time of year? Looks perfect.)

    ~Regan
    Cabot Creamery

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  28. So happy you all liked it!

    Regan, I guess I got lucky! I'm sure they were imported from the south :)

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  29. I just made this - very easy and YUMMY! most delicious. Thank you!

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  30. Oh you have been reading my mind here lately. Just the other day I wanted to make huevos rancheros but opted by making huevos a la Mexicana. Then here you come with such a simple recipe and healthy version of huevos rancheros. I will be making this today for breakfast thank you so much for your wonderful recipes.

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  31. This looks soooo good, everything you post looks soooo good! Love your blog!

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  32. Looks amazing but I'm not clear on the recipe.. Where do the green chillies go and what happens to the onions? Thanks!!

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  33. Sheemy, you cook them with the tomatoes.

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  34. I am always looking for excuses to have eggs outside of breakfast, and this was perfect. I made this two nights ago for dinner - my fiance and I scarfed it! Simple, filling, and most importantly, DELICIOUS!

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  35. Just had this for dinner. So good. I love running eggs and I love Mexican. Thanks so much for making my fav dishes WW friendly!

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  36. wheres the beans? lol wow most random comment goes to.....

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  37. So good. I can't believe its healthy. :) I didn't have chiles so I used jalapenos in adobo sauce.. still very tasty

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  38. Made this this morning. So good!!! We will be making this again.

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  39. This was perfect! I had to make a few minor adjustments to work w/ the ingredients I had on hand, but it was amazing!!! Making this again soon!

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  40. I never thought about adding an egg....hmmmmm....still not sure about it but the rest is fabulous.

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  41. Do you like your Mister? I'd like to get one but read mixed reviews about them clogging, and having to release the pressure by unscrewing the lid off each time. Is it worth it?

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    1. I do, but I have a few (different brands)

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  42. I made this for breakfast! I was worried my husband wouldn't like it b/c he doesn't always go for anything other than scrambled eggs, but he liked it! It was delicious!

    Gina - I bought these wraps from an organic grocer, called Sami's Bakery Millet & Flax Spinach Lavash, which is like a flatbread basically. It's about the same nutrition values as any typical low carb/low fat, but this one has 12 grams of fiber per "wrap" so it's a great option for any wrap recipes! It's very tasty too!

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  43. OMG i love you and your great culinary mind!!!

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  44. I made this today for Sunday brunch. AMAZING! The only thing different was that I used cabbage instead of lettuce and I used Mexican crumbling cheese instead of jack.

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  45. I made this today with a couple of changes. I had some soy chorizo I needed to use so I cooked it and spread it on the tortilla before topping it with the egg, pepper jack, and purchased salsa. It was so good!

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  46. I needed something for a quick late lunch and i was like let me finally get around to making this. Wow! All the juices blended together with such flavor! I added some avocado under the egg for a little something extra. Thanks for posting this :)

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  47. Just tried this (first time I've had huevos rancheros ever) and it's sooooo good! Only thing I added was a couple splashes of Smoked Chipotle Tabasco on top; I've always been a fan of spice, and that gave it just the punch it needed for me. Thanks for the recipe!

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  48. This is really great -- thanks for sharing. It's been hard to find a Huevos Rancheros recipe that isn't basically:

    "Cook eggs; add salsa"

    My search is over ;)

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  49. You have no idea how often I make this (and I don't even like eggs)! My husband has been working nights, and I'm constantly trying to think of meals that can easily jump the breakfast/dinner boarder being that I'm getting home from work when he's waking up. Not only is it my favorite Huevos Rancheros recipe, but it's extremely satisfying be it for dinner or breakfast :o)

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  50. I just tried this recipe but used canned diced tomatoes with chiles since I did not have the fresh tomato or chiles. I used fat free shredded cheddar instead of the pepper jack. I think it turned out quite well. I will definitely make it again.

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  51. Do you think substituting salsa for the tomatoes/onions/chilies would work?

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  52. So. Good. This might be my favorite recipe of yours so far! I served it just as you wrote, with a side of grilled polenta that was topped with some of the tomato mixture, and a little fresh squeezed lime. THANK YOU SO MUCH!

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  53. TRY IT !!! definitely !!! egg - love, tortillas - love, veggie - huge love oh my !

    http://franchemeetsfashion.blogspot.cz/

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  54. Black beans would be a good addition.

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  55. What kind of crumbled cheese is that over the top? I didn't see it in the ingredients list.

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  56. i have always wanted to try huevos rancheros!! need to try this out one morning...or night when i'm in the mood for breakfast for dinner!!

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  57. I have never had this but it seems like a great idea for Cinco de Mayo from 3girls1apple.com

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  58. I have a lot of favourites from this website, but this one easily just took first place. Amazing!

    I had both portions (2 egss/tortillas/sauce), and it was still under 400 calories...yet still managed to leave me incredibly full and satisfied.

    I'll be recommending this to all my friends.

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  59. I'm a vegetarian and love your meatless monday recipes! I also use the old WW points so appreciate that information as well. I'm glad a friend told me about your website!

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  60. Made this for my family tonight as an easy Cinco de Mayo dinner and it was awesome! Thanks for another great recipe!

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  61. This looks great your amazing Gina..You should do a skinny book..I'd buy it in a flash..Janice

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  62. Gina what is the crumbled cheese in the picture? Is it the pepper jack?

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  63. That was the pepper jack, I put the block in my mini chopper.

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  64. I made this for dinner last week and my husband loved it so much I am making it again tonight! FINALLY a dinner dish he likes without meat!

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  65. Gina when is your cookbook coming out?? I have been following your recipes for years now!! I can't wait!

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  66. Love this! Also added black beans like the commenter above. Thanks for all your delicious recipes, also waiting with baited breath for the cookbook

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  67. I'm saddened that you deleted my comment which only stood to educate both you and readers of your page--be a friend to farmers and realize that specific brands like Eggland's Best are not the only brands that are healthy and good to choose when buying in the supermarket.

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