Huevos Rancheros

There are countless versions of Huevos Rancheros. Mine, is a simple version with a spicy and smoky sauce which makes it a perfect dish for a Sunday Brunch.
Similar to a Shaskuska in preparation, with ingredients you should have at home.


For the sauce –
2 Tablespoon Olive Oil
1 Medium size onion diced
1 Jalapeno finely chopped (if not avail. you can use canned ones)
1 Garlic Clove minced
1 Teaspoon ground Cumin
1 Teaspoon Paprika (use the spanish smoky one for real effect)
1/2 Teaspoon Chilli Flakes – if not, a mild chilli powder will do
2 Teaspoon of Taco Spice Mix or Mexican Spice Mix
1 Small cans of chopped tomatoes
1 1/2 Cup of Water
1/2 Teaspoon Sugar
Salt & Pepper to taste
4 fresh eggs

Using a heavy base pot with a lid, heat the oil and saute the onion, until they become translucent. Add the garlic and saute for a few minutes more. Add the cumin, paprika, taco mix spices and chilli powder and saute for a minute.
Add a can of tomatoes plus the equivalent of a can of water.
Add the sugar, salt and pepper to taste.
Cook the sauce at medium heat for about 20 minutes, until it has reduced and thicken considerably.
After 20 minutes, create 4 indentations in the sauce and crack a fresh egg in each one.
Cover the pot with a lid and cook for another 6-7 minutes, if you wish for soft egg yolks. You can cook for 10 minutes for hard egg yolks. I prefer to have mine with running yolks so you can dunk a nice piece of bread in the sauce.
Serve with Corn Tortillas, refried beans and a dab of sour cream.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: