Huevos 'Ranch'eros

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Magazine

4 servings



For the Chips:  (see Sally’s Notes)

  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • 8 corn tortillas, each cut into 8 wedges
  • 1 1-ounce packet ranch dressing mix

For the Sauce:

For the Eggs:

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1 avocado, halved, pitted and sliced
  • Fresh cilantro and crumbled cotija cheese, for topping (optional)



Make the chips: Heat 3/4 inch vegetable oil in a pot over medium heat until a deep-fry thermometer registers 375 degrees F. Fry the tortillas in batches until golden, about 1 minute. Drain on paper towels and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon dressing mix.

Make the sauce: Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the tomatoes, onion and garlic and cook, turning, until the vegetables are charred, 5 to 7 minutes. Squeeze the garlic from its skin and cut the onion and tomatoes into chunks. Transfer to a blender; pulse with remaining dressing mix (about 2 tablespoons), the chipotles and half of the beans until smooth.

Heat the olive oil in the same skillet over medium heat. Add the pureed mixture and the remaining beans and cook until thick, about 5 minutes. Keep warm.

Make the eggs: Melt 1 teaspoon butter in a skillet over medium heat. Fry the eggs in batches until the whites are set, adding more butter as needed. Divide the sauce among shallow bowls; top each serving with 2 eggs, some ranch chips and avocado. Sprinkle with cilantro and cheese, if desired.

Sally’s Notes:  I did not want to deep fry corn tortillas.  I had some flour tortillas and I just brushed them with garlic infused olive oil and heated them up on a grill pan.  You could also serve with warmed soft taco shells. Use what you like. I also did not have ranch dressing mix so I added the seasoning that would be in ranch dressing to the sauce. (1/2 tsp each of onion powder, garlic powder, dill, parsley flakes (or 1 tsp fresh) and dried chives (or  tsp fresh). Plus salt and pepper.

I also like a little more tomato flavor so I added some tomato paste (1TBS) to the sauce.