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Huevos Rancheros Breakfast Tacos Recipe

by Jeanette on April 29, 2013 · 17 Comments
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These Huevos Rancheros Breakfast Tacos are not only fun to eat, but they’re popping with texture and flavor.

Huevos Rancheros Breakfast Tacos © Jeanette's Healthy Livings

I love Huevos Rancheros as a hearty brunch. The fresh salsa, avocado and cilantro toppings add lots of color and texture. It’s a filling meal, but healthier than the typical breakfast platter of eggs, bacon and potatoes.

Although there are lots of components to Huevos Rancheros, they are all easy to prepare. If you don’t want to make your own salsa, you can buy prepared salsa at the supermarket. Don’t like cilantro? Substitute chopped scallions or onion.

Huevos Rancheros Breakfast Tacos © Jeanette's Healthy Livings

During the school week, I typically stick to quick preparations. Oatmeal, egg in a hat, yogurt parfaits and omelets make a regular appearance. Leftover Mini Frittatas are also a favorite.

But when the kids are home on break,  I like to make a big breakfast for them. Sometimes, pancakes and Strawberry Banana French toast casserole make an appearance on vacation days. I decided to try these Huevos Rancheros Breakfast Tacos on them recently.

Huevos Rancheros Breakfast Taco © Jeanette's Healthy Living

My kids love tacos, so I thought serving breakfast taco-style would be a fun treat. These Huevos Rancheros Tacos were terrific. Not only did they fill their bellies up, but I loved the fact that some whole grains, beans and vegetables made their way onto the breakfast plate. I think a Huevos Rancheros Breakfast Rice Bowl would be terrific too, all the same toppings served over some warm (leftover) brown rice.

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Huevos Rancheros Breakfast Tacos

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 4

Fresh salsa is worth making and it doesn't take much time at all.


    Fresh Tomato Salsa
  • 2 cups fresh tomatoes (I used cherry tomatoes)
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, minced
  • a squeeze of fresh lime or lemon juice
  • salt, to taste
  • Huevos Ranceros Tacos
  • 4 large eggs
  • 4 corn tortillas
  • cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup shredded low-fat cheese
  • 1/2 cup black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 avocado, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • non-fat Greek yogurt, optional


    Fresh Tomato Salsa
  1. Put tomatoes in food processor and pulse until tomatoes are coarsely chopped. Add remaining ingredients and pulse a few more times just to combine ingredients.
  2. Huevos Rancheros Breakfast Tacos
  3. Lightly spray each tortilla with cooking spray. Broil 2 minutes; turn tortillas over. Top each tortilla with 2 tablespoons cheese and 2 tablespoons black beans. Broil 1 minute or until cheese melts. Remove from oven.
  4. Poach Eggs
  5. Bring a small pot of water to a boil. Reduce heat to low and carefully break each egg into the water. Set the time for 2-3 minutes, Remove with a slotted spoon.
  6. To Serve
  7. Gently place one poached egg on top of each tortilla. Top tacos with Fresh Tomato Salsa, avocado and cilantro. Add a dollop of Greek yogurt on top of tacos if desired.


Adapted from Cooking Light


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  1. Minus the cilantro, and with a bit of hot sauce, I could happily eat this for breakfast.

    • Jeanette Jeanette says:

      Hot sauce is great on top of this. If you don’t like cilantro, just leave it off as you suggest or you can add some chopped scallions.

  2. What a heavenly meal! I could eat this every day!

  3. These look amazing. Mexican breakfasts are my favorite. My very favorite is migas, but huevos rancheros come in a very close second place!

  4. One of my favorite things to order at Brunch! I’ve said it before Jeanette and I’ll say it again – your kids are so LUCKY! :)

    • Jeanette Jeanette says:

      I used to love weekend brunches (pre-kids). Hopefully, one day, our kids will all appreciate the food we make for them on a daily basis ;)

  5. I am so happy to eat tacos at every meal! Especially delicious healthy ones like these for breakfast. Perfect way to start your day off right!

  6. What a delicious breakfast recipe! I could eat this every morning!

  7. These tacos look so delicious! What a fun breakfast! My son loves tacos too so these would be great! Thanks for sharing another great recipe Jeanette!

  8. great looking Jeanette!! I am bookmarking this

  9. That looks like a nice hearty way to start the day!

  10. These look amazing, Jeanette! I don’t put nearly enough thought into my breakfasts lately.

  11. Looks amazing! I may have to make it for my boys Monday morning!

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