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Huevos Rancheros

Updated August 18, 2016
Huevos Rancheros
Huevos Rancheros
This image courtesy of Teri Lyn Fisher

A standard on many diner menus, huevos rancheros starts your morning off with a kick. The size of the kick is up to you. Choose a mild or spicy salsa to fit your morning mood.

Makes1 mug

Cooking MethodMicrowaving

CostInexpensive

Easy

Kid FriendlyYes

Recipe CourseMain Course

Dietary ConsiderationHalal, Kosher, Peanut Free, Soy Free, Tree Nut Free, Vegetarian

EquipmentMicrowave

MealBreakfast, Brunch

MoodStressed, Tired

Taste and TextureCheesy, Savory

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ scallion, chopped
  • ½ cup chopped tomatoes
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ avocado, diced
  • 2 tablespoons salsa
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Dash of Tabasco sauce
  • ¼ cup grated cheddar cheese (see Notes)
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 5 to 6 tortilla chips
  • Sour cream, for serving

Instructions

  1. In a jumbo mug, combine the oil, scallion, tomato, cumin, and heat in the microwave for 1 minute until scallion is translucent and the tomato softened. Stir in the avocado, salsa, cilantro, Tabasco, cheese, egg, salt, and pepper. Insert the tortilla chips and nestle them down into the egg mixture. Microwave for another 1 to 2 minutes until the egg has set. Serve immediately with a dollop of sour cream.

Variations

  1. Meat: Add ¼ cup of chopped leftover carne asada, chicken, turkey, or shrimp for a heartier huevo.

  2. Cheese Options: Try this recipe with Monterey Jack, Pepper Jack, goat, feta, or authentic Mexican cotija cheese.

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