Healthy Huevos Rancheros

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Lets’ get it out of the way and make it clear, this is my interpretation of Huevos Rancheros.  An interpretation based on what was available in my refrigerator and pantry when a friend graciously gave me half a dozen unbelievably fresh eggs from his very own chickens.  An interpretation that came out delicious enough to serve you up the recipe!

This makes a perfect weeknight dinner or hearty weekend breakfast.  You can (and should) prepare the Guacamole and Black Bean Salsa Smash ahead of time. To save time and have a glass of wine while you assemble this meal or sleep in a bit later. Once the Guacamole and Black Bean Salsa Smash are done, all that is left to do is fry the eggs and assemble!

If you happen to have tequila in your pantry and serve this with a Bloody Mariachi (Tequila Bloody Mary), do me a favor and invite me over?


  • If you can, make the guacamole ahead of time (even the day before). I posted tips on storing Guac to prevent browning here.
  • The hot sauce I use for most Mexican food is Cholula hot sauce.
  • While corn tortillas are traditional, I had Sonoma Carb Cutting tortillas in my fridge.  They were great and less Points Plus than using the corn so I would recommend going this route if you can.  Read notes section of my Moo Shu Veggies recipe for more information about the tortillas.

Q: Do you like your eggs fried or scrambled for Huevos Rancheros?

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Healthy Huevos Rancheros
Serves 4 -- 9 Points Plus per serving -- Individual Serving is 1 Tortilla, ⅓ cup Black Bean Salsa Smash, 2 Eggs, 2 tablespoons Guacamole, 1 tablespoon greek yogurt, chopped onion, cilantro and hot sauce to taste.
Serves: 4
Black Bean Salsa Smash:
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • ½ small sweet white onion, chopped
  • ½ small jalapeno (seeds and ribs intact), chopped
  • 1 15-ounce can organic black beans, drained and rinsed (or 1.5 cups cooked beans)
  • 1 15-ounce can no-salt added diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • squeeze fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
Served with:
  • Everyday Guacamole (see link for recipe)
  • La Sonoma Carb Cutting Tortillas or corn tortillas
  • fresh cilantro, chopped
  • sweet white onion, chopped
  • Cholula Hot Sauce
  • 0% Greek yogurt
  • 8 eggs, pan fried or scrambled in nonstick frying pan
  1. Gather ingredients. Prepare Guacamole if necessary. If using La Sonoma tortillas, let come to room temperature.
  2. Rinse and drain black beans. Set aside.
  3. Drain diced tomatoes.
  4. I used the food processor to save time. Toss in garlic first.
  5. Then onion and jalapeno.
  6. Chop cilantro.
  1. Heat medium saucepan over medium heat. Add canola oil. Once hot, add onion, garlic and jalapeno mixture. Cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add beans, drained tomaotes, cumin, salt and hot sauce.
  3. Use a potato masher or fork to mash, leaving some chunks and texture.
  4. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  5. Remove from heat, add a squeeze or two of fresh lime juice and 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro. Stir and set aside.
  6. Scramble or fry eggs.
  1. Individual Serving: One tortilla, ⅓ cup Black Bean Salsa Smash, 2 Eggs, 2 tablespoons Guacamole, 1 tablespoon Greek yogurt, chopped onion, chopped cilantro and a hot sauce drizzle to taste.


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  1. says

    I came across this recipe randomly but it was absolutely delicious. We also used farm fresh eggs and added some green bell pepper to the black bean mixture as we had some extras from the garden. Thanks for posting!

    • EverydayMaven says

      Thanks Joanne! I felt like I need to do something with those eggs that would showcase them – it’s not everyday I get eggs that fresh!!

  2. says

    Easy, good looking and delicious, what more can one ask for in a recipe!!!!!
    Thanks for the do ahead tips.
    Yes for a glass of wine with dinner. With breakfast, tempting, but no work will get done for the remainder of the day.

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