Eggs – they’re versatile, and yet people tend to make them the same way over and over again. It’s time to zest them up with a Mexican flair! Huevos Rancheros (Rancher’s eggs) is a popular Mexican dish that is hearty and delicious! I’ve taken the concept and simplified it down to four ingredients, to make a quick, easy, and delicious breakfast! (Bonus – it’s great for that waistline and 21 Day Fix approved!).
Tortillas – Corn vs. Flour
Before we get down to the recipe, let’s talk about tortillas. If you’re going down the authentic road, then corn tortillas are the way to go! You’ll want the uncooked ones – they’re located with the flour tortillas, but sometimes you can also find them in the refrigerated Hispanic foods section by the cheese. You could do flour tortillas, but I would encourage you to use the corn tortillas for two reasons: 1) They are more authentic to Mexican cuisine (flour tortillas started being used in northern Mexico/Texas). 2) They are 21 Day Fix approved, as they do not contain the processed white flour (If you really want flour tortillas that are clean, try my recipe for Whole Wheat Flour Tortillas!) 3) Corn tortillas are a little more resilient in holding liquid (ie. they won’t fall apart as easily).
Cooking the tortillas
I use one of these griddles (Amazon affiliate link) for cooking both the tortillas and the eggs. The griddle is awesome because I can cook for more than one serving at a time, and I use the same griddle for both the tortillas and the eggs! I cook the tortillas on medium high heat (325 degrees), and I keep flipping until they’ve browned in color. If you like your tortillas to be crunchier, then I would cook at a lower heat so they don’t burn. There’s a little bit of experimentation involved until you find the consistency you want.
- 2 corn tortillas
- 2 eggs
- 1/8 cup salsa
- 1/4 cup queso fresco (or shredded cheddar) cheese
- Preheat skillet to medium/medium high heat.
- Place tortillas onto skillet, and flip periodically until it reaches a light golden brown color. Remove from skillet.
- In a small bowl, place eggs, cheese, and salsa, and whisk together.
- Put egg mixture onto skillet, and scramble for a few minutes until the egg whites are cooked.
- Divide egg mixture in half and place onto tortillas.
- Serve with extra salsa (optional).
21 Day Fix: 1 Red, 1 Yellow, 1 Blue (optional), 1/4 Purple