Mom's Huevos Rancheros


Mom wasn't Mexican, but she could sure cook like she was. This is a delicious brunch dish where eggs are poached in salsa, served on corn tortillas, and topped with cheese, sour cream, and black olives. This recipe would also be good with fresh avocado or guacamole. If you use gluten-free tortillas, which are easy to find, it would be gluten free. Hold the cheese and sour cream and it is dairy free!

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
2 servings


  • 1 cup enchilada sauce

  • 1 cup salsa

  • ½ cup frozen corn

  • 2 corn tortillas

  • 4 eggs

  • ½ cup grated Colby cheese

  • cup sour cream

  • 2 tablespoons sliced black olives, or more to taste


  1. Combine enchilada sauce, salsa, and corn in a large frying pan over medium heat and bring to a simmer. Add tortillas and simmer until beginning to soften, about 30 seconds. Transfer tortillas to a plate and cover to keep warm.

  2. Reduce heat to medium-low. Crack 1 egg at a time and slide it gently into the sauce in the pan. Spoon a bit of sauce over each egg. Cover the pan and poach eggs to desired doneness, about 3 minutes for soft yolks.

  3. Place 1 warmed tortilla on a plate. Lift 2 eggs gently from the sauce using a large spoon and place on the tortilla. Spoon extra sauce over eggs and top with grated Colby cheese, sour cream, and olives. Repeat with remaining tortilla, eggs, sauce, and toppings.

Cook's Notes:

Feel free to use canned or homemade enchilada sauce. You can swap leftover corn on the cob, cut off the cob, in place of frozen. Monterey Jack cheese can be used instead of Colby.

For yolks that are more set, poach the eggs for 5 to 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

531 Calories
31g Fat
42g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 531
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 31g 40%
Saturated Fat 14g 71%
Cholesterol 371mg 124%
Sodium 1561mg 68%
Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
Dietary Fiber 7g 23%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 16mg 81%
Calcium 385mg 30%
Iron 5mg 26%
Potassium 1142mg 24%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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