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Huevos Rancheros

Updated: Sep 27, 2020

Breakfast is kinda of a big deal here in Southern Cal. As a restaurant person, I never encountered so many breakfast places at one place that catered just for that, breakfast, closing their doors by 2pm. I have to admit that there is some magic, catching some surf in the early AM, followed with a heart warming breakfast and a good old cup of Joe. It's pretty much... California living in a nutshell.

In that case, I say why start at the bottom and not go straight to the top, the master of all breakfast dishes ( my opinion), the Huevos Rancheros.


This is my version of a 'Loaded' Huevos Rancheros, with chorizo sausage, beans, avocado, salsa, bacon, cheese... I went for it, ignoring all the stop signs.

So... Let's do this!



Step One:

First thing first, lets get our Mise En Place (prep) ready

  • Finely Chop two Roma (Plum) tomatoes

  • Finely chop one white onion

  • Slice open an avocado (make sure it is ripe, I use Hass Avocados)

  • Removed seed and peel.

  • Then slice into long vertical slices, roughly 1/4 inch thick.

Step Two:

For the Jalapeños salsa

  • 2 or 3 Jalapeños

  • 2 Garlic cloves

  • 1/3 cup grape seed oil ( or any other neutral oil )

  • half lime juice


  • Finely chop the jalapeños

  • Finely chop the garlic. Sprinkle the garlic with some salt to allow for a finer minced garlic.

  • In a bowl, combine with Neutral oil (I use grapeseed)

  • Squeeze 1/2 fresh lime (1 Tbsp).

  • Mix well and let rest for at least 10-15 min before use, allowing flavors to combine.


Step Three:

For the Mexican Crema

  • 2 Tsp lime zest

  • 1 cup creme fraiche or sour cream

  • juice of half lime

  • 1/4 Tsp salt


  • Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and let it sit for at least 30 min before use. can be kept refrigerated for uptown 2 days.


Step Four:

Fry one chorizo sausage

  • Cut open fresh Chorizo sauasage, typically available at your local Mexican store, or if not available, sub for a hOt Italian sauage. Make sure to use the Fresh homemade kind, and not the industrial ones.

  • Fry on a pan over medium heat, adding one clove of garlic, minced.

  • Remove and keep warm


Step Five:

For the black beans

  • 1 can of black beans (save only half of the liquid)

  • 2 slices of bacon finely chopped

  • 2 garlic cloves minced

  • 1/2 Tsp. Mexican oregano

  • S+P to taste


  • Heat the skillet over medium heat.

  • Fry the bacon until golden brown and crispy (5 to 7 minutes)

  • Add the minced garlic

  • Then add the beans with the liquid and stir well. Allow for the liquid to reduce

  • Check for seasoning

  • Remove and keep warm.


Step Six:

Fry corn tortilla

  • You can use a flour tortilla if you choose too. I prefer men with a fresh corn tortilla. For a fresh corn tortilla recipe, please click on the link below. Otherwise simply by one at your local Mexican store or grocery.

Homemade fresh corn and four tortilla recipe

  • Add 1 Tbsp oil to hot pan over medium high heat

  • Sautéed the tortilla until golden brown but still somewhat soft on each side (2-3min)

  • Remove and dry on paper towel


Step Seven:

For the Sunny side-up Eggs

  • I prefer my Huevos Rancheros served with a well made sunny side-up eggs, leaving the yolks just runny enough to wash the beans and the tortilla with it's golden umamyness. That said, you may choose any kind of eggs you prefer, Huevos rancheros can be served with any style of eggs (except for omelet).

  • Heat up a pan (preferably a non stick) over medium low heat (eggs prefer to be cooked low and slow...)

  • Add 1 Tsp oil making sure it is coating the bottom of the pan

  • Crack one egg and gently let it drop down into the pan. Let it sit for a couple of seconds and you can crack another, if your pan is large enough.

  • Season the yolks with salt.

  • Now, don't need todo anything but watch.

Quick tip:

The whites, made mostly of water, will settle quicker than the yolk. Don't freight. If you notice your eggs are starting to crisp up and about to burn, reduce the heat, and cover trepan with a lid (transparent), so you may watch the yolks cook and settle.

Remove when done, and let's start to assemble the Huevos Rancheros.


To assemble the Huevos Rancheros:

  • Place 1 or 2 (depending on how hungry you are) fried tortilla on a plate

  • Spread the black beans over the tortilla

  • Cover with grated Manchego cheese (or any other cheese you may prefer)

  • Top with the sunny side-up egg

  • Sprinkle with the fried chorizo sausage, tomatoes and onions

  • Dress the eggs with the green salsa and Mexican cream

  • Add the sliced avocado and garnish with some fresh hand torn cilantro.

Buen Provecho !