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Authentic Huevos Rancheros Recipe

Authentic Huevos Rancheros Recipe


  • Sauce
  • 1 dried chipotle chile (or 1 canned)
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, stemmed and seeded
  • 1 lb tomatillos, husked (about 6)
  • 2 medium tomatoes, stemmed
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro (optional)
  • Assembly
  • 8 corn tortillas (6 inches)
  • 1/2 lb monterey jack cheese, shredded
  • 8 eggs
  • 1/2 cup onions, white, finely diced
  • 3 tablespoons parmesan cheese, grated
  • 4 tablespoons cilantro, chopped (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Place chipotle pepper and jalapeno pepper in small saucepan and cover with water.
  3. Bring to a boil and turn off heat.
  4. Set aside until chipotle is softened, about 30 minutes, and drain.
  5. Meanwhile place tomatillos and tomatoes in a shallow metal baking pan and roast in oven for 15-
    20 minutes and remove without turning off oven.
  6. Transfer to a blender and add drained peppers (you might want to start with half a pepper each
    and adjust according to taste) and oil, oregano, marjoram, lime juice, salt & pepper and cilantro, if
    desired. Blend well until smooth.
  7. Place tortillas on a large baking sheet and spread evenly with cheese. Bake about 3 minutes.
  8. Meanwhile, cook eggs to taste (scrambled, fried or poached).
  9. Place an egg on each tortilla, and top with a generous tablespoon of sauce, onions, parmesan
    cheese and cilantro if desired.

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