If you eat grain free, you likely eat a lot of eggs for breakfast. I’m always looking for new ways to mix up the breakfast menu, and this is my latest creation.
Huevos rancheros, or “ranchers eggs” is based on a traditional Mexican recipe. Originating on rural Mexican farms, this breakfast fare is hearty and filling.
I first tried them at a small diner somewhere in west Texas. It was on the walk across the country where I met my husband, and we’d been walking all night long (I think we logged about 18 miles that night). We walked into this small town and an adorable elderly couple asked to take all ten of us on the walk out to breakfast.
We were really hungry after all those miles and quickly agreed. I was so tired I wasn’t sure what sounded good, and decided to try something new. I’m originally from Texas, so I was kind of surprised that I’d never tried huevos rancheros before (especially since this particular restaurant claimed it as a “Tex-Mex original”).
I could never tell if that breakfast was truly as exceptional as it tasted or if I was just exceptionally hungry, but those ranch style eggs were delicious and definitely filled me up for more walking that day.
When our family went grain free, the corn tortillas had to go. This is an easy adaptation that tastes great! It’s so easy it hardly deserves a recipe …
Huevos Rancheros Recipe
Yield 4 servings
A healthier version of huevos rancheros without tortillas.
- 1 lb chorizo sausage
- 8 eggs
- ½ cup salsa or enchilada sauce
- ½ cup guacamole
- ½ cup sour cream (optional)
- ½ cup cheese. shredded (optional)
- Cook the sausage in a medium pan on the stove.
- When cooked, remove from pan and set aside.
- Lower the heat and drop the eggs into the same pan without breaking yolks.
- Cook until the yolks are mostly set, but still slightly runny.
- Put the eggs on plate and top with sausage, salsa or sauce, guacamole, and sour cream and shredded cheese if desired.
Top these huevos however you'd like!
Serving Size ¼ of recipe
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 44.7 g
Saturated Fat 15.9 g
Cholesterol 399 mg
Sodium 1456 mg
Total Carbohydrates 10.5 g
Dietary Fiber 4.1 g
Sugars 1.8 g
Protein 27.7 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
What’s your favorite breakfast recipe? Tell me below!