Huevos Rancheros Recipe

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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…

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

Huevos Rancheros Recipe

A healthier version of huevos rancheros without tortillas.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Calories 543kcal
Author Katie Wells


4 servings


  • 1 lb chorizo sausage
  • 8 eggs
  • ½ cup salsa (or enchilada sauce)
  • ½ cup guacamole
  • ½ cup sour cream (optional)
  • ½ cup shredded cheese (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.


Nutrition Facts
Huevos Rancheros Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 543 Calories from Fat 402
% Daily Value*
Fat 44.7g69%
Saturated Fat 15.9g99%
Cholesterol 399mg133%
Sodium 1456mg63%
Carbohydrates 10.5g4%
Fiber 4.1g17%
Sugar 1.8g2%
Protein 27.7g55%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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About Katie Wells

Katie Wells, CTNC, MCHC, Founder of Wellness Mama and Co-founder of Wellnesse, has a background in research, journalism, and nutrition. As a mom of six, she turned to research and took health into her own hands to find answers to her health problems. WellnessMama.com is the culmination of her thousands of hours of research and all posts are medically reviewed and verified by the Wellness Mama research team. Katie is also the author of the bestselling books The Wellness Mama Cookbook and The Wellness Mama 5-Step Lifestyle Detox.


6 responses to “Huevos Rancheros Recipe”

  1. Janice Avatar

    I hate breakfast. Most everything is full of sugar or grains. This is what I have most mornings..

    Almond Butter/Banana Cooler
    1cup almond milk (unsweetened), 1 green banana, 1T. Almond butter, 1T. Flaxseed, 1T. Cacao, 3 ice cubes. Blended for 45 seconds.

  2. Maryalice Avatar

    Since trying to get off grains, trying to do away with the oatmeal that I have almost every day.  Anyone got something I can make ahead for breakfasts?  I leave the house at 5:30 a.m. and have about an hour before my shift starts.  Would like to make something ahead, maybe freeze and then be able to take some to work to warm up.  That sort of thing. 

    1. Jessica Avatar

      Egg muffins/bakes. I do 12 eggs, some bacon or sausage, spinach or broccoli and cheese, with salt and pepper. 350 for 15-20 minutes. They last in the fridge, and also freeze well!

  3. Sharon Keizer Avatar
    Sharon Keizer

    Raw Carrot Cake Breakfast Bowl

    1/3 cup grated carrots
    2 tablespoons chopped nuts
    2 dates, finely minced
    2 tablespoons shredded coconut
    1 heaping tablespoon of nut butter ( or more chopped nuts and/or chia seeds)
    pinch of cinnamon
    pinch of sea salt
    1/4-1/2 cup of yogurt or milk to serve

    -Place the carrot in the bowl and top with all ingredients.  Finish with yogurt.

    This is one my husband and I enjoy often and not just at breakfast.  Some of my grandsons enjoy it any time but breakfast-snacks.


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