Best Huevos Rancheros Recipe Made From Leftovers
Easy huevos rancheros dish made using leftover food.
- Tortilla press
- Cast iron pan
- Non-stick pan
- Food processor
Yesterday I was telling you about the delicious Pork Chop Fajitas with Beans we just had. Also, I promised to come back with a recipe that will help you use any leftovers you might have from preparing that dish.
So, we were left with some beans and the hot, smoky salsa, which I decided that it will go perfectly as a huevos rancheros sauce. Now, for the other huevos rancheros ingredients, I usually prefer making this meal a little bit sour and not only spicy.
Therefore, this is why I also made a pickled jalapeno salsa. As for the meat selection, you can make huevos rancheros with chorizo or bacon. I chose bacon for this particular day, but it is just as delicious with chorizo.
Are you ready to make an easy huevos rancheros breakfast? Here it goes.
I will start by explaining how to make flour tortillas. However, if you don't have a tortilla press, just move directly to the next step.
- In a bowl, combine the masa harina with water. I suggest adding the water a little at a time. You want the dough to have a compact structure and not to be crumbly. You might need more or less than 150 ml of water. This is why I suggest going step by step with this process.
- When you have a nice and compact dough, cut it into 4 pieces.
- Take your tortilla press and put plastic foil on of its part. Take a piece of your dough, put it between the press' layers, and press it. Repeat for all 4 pieces.
- Heat your cast iron pan and fry the tortillas. They should need one minute for each side. Take them off the pan and wrap them in a tea towel.
- Now that the tortillas are ready, you can focus on the rest components.
- Take your blender and pour the pickled jalapenos plus some of their sour juices in there. 2-3 tbsps will do the trick. Add a bunch of cilantro and pulse until everything is combined. Transfer the salsa to a bowl and move on.
- Now it is time for the avocado paste. You can also go with classic guacamole, but I prefer this version better. Peel your avocado and remove the seed. Put the avocado's flesh in a food processor. Add garlic, olive oil, salt, and pulse. Keep pulsing until you get a smooth paste. Transfer it into a bowl.
- At this moment, your working space should look something like this.
- Heat up your leftover beans. You can do it in a pan at medium-low heat or using a microwave oven. It really doesn't matter.
- Chop the bacon or chorizo into small pieces. Heat up a pan and fry them for a couple of minutes until they are crunchy. Take them out on a plate and let them rest.
- In the same pan, heat the frying oil and fry your eggs sunny-side-up. Season them with salt and pepper to taste. That's it!
- Serve everything immediately. You can build your tortillas any way you want but don't forget to add any ingredient as they combine amazingly well.
I am sure that you probably know this, but I will tell you nevertheless. This meal is a classic Mexican breakfast dish that was first served on rural farms.
Now, if you are looking for a 100% authentic huevos rancheros recipe, well, this is not one. However, a traditional huevos rancheros dish will contain eggs (they can be fried or scrambled), a spicy tomato salsa, avocado, tortilla, beans, rice, and cilantro. So, basically, except for the rice, everything else is present.
*If you want to recreate this meal but you are not in the mood for pork fajitas, you can very well just fry some beans with an onion and some cumin and make a quick tomato salsa. Yet, for this best huevos rancheros recipe remake, I do suggest making the recommended salsa.
** This dish goes really well served with a glass of fresh orange juice or some yogurt.
*** Now that you know how to make huevos rancheros, I hope you will give the dish a try and tag us on Instagram.
Nutrition Facts / Serving
- Calories 477
- Total Fat 39 g
- Cholesterol 205 mg
- Sodium 1055 mg
- Potassium 434 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 18 g
- Sugars 3 g
- Protein 14 g