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Huevos Rancheros
with cumin-lime slaw

Active: 35 min Total: 35 min

This traditional Mexican breakfast can be easily made at home for a festive breakfast for dinner. Since there are quite a few components, we take 1 shortcut by using canned refried beans.
Smarts: Instead of frying the tortillas, we take a healthier approach by broiling them.

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
Metric
Huevos Rancheros:
  • Tortillas, corn and taco-sized - 8
  • Oil, cooking - 2 Tbsp (more as needed)
  • Eggs - 8
  • Beans, refried (14oz / 397g) - 1 can
  • Avocado - 1, sliced
  • Sour cream - 6 Tbsp
Salsa (for Huevos):
  • Garlic - 2 cloves, minced
  • Shallots - 1 clove, sliced
  • Peppers, chipotle (opt - canned, found usually in adobo sauce) - 1/2 to 1, chopped
  • Cilantro - 2 Tbsp, chopped
  • Oil, cooking - 2 tsp
  • Crushed tomatoes (14oz / 397g) - 1 can
  • Chili powder - 1 Tbsp
  • Oregano, dried - 1/2 tsp
  • Soy sauce, low-sodium - 1 tsp
Cumin-Lime Slaw:
  • Coleslaw mix or cabbage - 10 oz, sliced
  • Cilantro - 3 Tbsp, chopped
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Sugar, white - 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin - 2 tsp
  • Lime juice - 1 Tbsp
  • Oil, olive - 1 Tbsp

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Prep

  1. Cabbage (if you didn’t purchase coleslaw mix) / Garlic / Shallots / Chipotle peppers (if using) / Cilantro (for salsa and slaw) - Prep as directed. For cabbage, you can also use a food processor. (Can be done up to 4 days ahead)
  2. Make slaw - Combine cabbage / coleslaw mix with salt, sugar, cumin, cilantro, lime juice, and olive oil. Cover and refrigerate for at least 20 minutes. (Can be done up to 1 day ahead)

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Make

  1. Arrange top rack of the oven so it’s 6” / 15cm from the broiler. Turn on broiler. Place tortillas onto a sheet pan (you might have to separate into 2 batches). Brush both sides of tortillas with some oil and broil for 2 to 3 minutes on each side, until they crisp up. Transfer tortillas onto plates (2 / serving).
  2. Heat a saucepan over medium-high heat for salsa. Add cooking oil and then garlic, shallots, and chipotle pepper (if using). Saute for ~1 minute and then fold in crushed tomatoes, chili powder, oregano, and soy sauce. Stir and simmer for ~10 minutes and stir in cilantro.
  3. While salsa cooks, fry eggs in a large non-stick skillet or pan (if using a griddle, set griddle to 325F / 163C). Heat pan over medium heat and then add cooking oil. Crack eggs into heated oil (you may have to work in batches) and cook until the whites are set. If you like your eggs less runny, cover the pan with a lid and cook until eggs are at the consistency you want. Transfer to tortillas. Repeat until all eggs are cooked.
  4. Empty refried beans into a microwave-safe container. Heat according to instructions on can.
  5. Slice avocados. Enjoy eggs with salsa, avocados, refried beans, sour cream, and slaw on the side.

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (106)
Gluten-free (10)
Paleo (13)
Vegetarian (14)

49 reviews

Used pre-made salsa to save time. Smoothie really tasty. Liked the huevos and slaw as well. Used leftover slaw with chili later -- yum!

By: Sundi
Posted: Jan 15, 2017
Diet: Paleo
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Modifications: - Heat tortillas over gas burner, don't bother w/ broiler - Less cumin in slaw - Yogurt instead of sour cream - Canned ranchero beans instead of refried

By: Taryn
Posted: Jun 08, 2016
Diet: Vegetarian
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Love this meal! We make it almost once a week and everyone, including my 6 year old, loves it!

By: regan
Posted: May 05, 2016
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

I really messed this up. I will try again at some point.

By: Barbara
Posted: Feb 20, 2016
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Scrambled eggs instead of fried.

By: Kathryn
Posted: Jan 24, 2016
Diet: Vegetarian
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The salsa is awesome!

By: January
Posted: Jan 23, 2016
Diet: Original
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