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Huevos Rancheros

Knowing that I would be feeling slightly fragile on New Years day, I took a trip to the supermarket and prepared to make a delicious hang over busting breakfast – Huevos Rancheros.

I was inspired by Valentine Warner’s recipe in his newest book, The Good Table, but I seem to have misplaced it so I created my own version.

I feel like I cheated slightly with the tin of refried beans but as soon as I locate my cookbook, I’ll be making Valentines version from scratch.


1 tin of cherry tomatoes
1/2 tin of refried beans
1 red chilli, finely chopped
5 cloves garlic, finely chopped
small bunch of coriander
salt and pepper to season
2 tbsp tomato puree
1 tbsp red wine vinegar
4 free range eggs
1/2 avocado, chopped
1/2 lime, sliced into wedges
4 corn tortillas
8 tbsp vegetable oil for frying


1. Heat 4 tbsp vegetable oil in a pan and fry the chopped chilli and garlic on a medium heat for 3 minutes, or until soft
2. Add the tomato puree, tinned cherry tomatoes and red wine vinegar and simmer for 10 minutes on a low/medium heat. Season with salt and pepper
3. Heat the refried beans in a pan
4. Heat another frying pan and toast the corn tortillas on each side for 1 minute. Keep aside
5. In the same pan, heat the remianing vegetable oil and fry the eggs, basting the yolk with hot oil as you go
6. Place tomato sauce, refried beans and a fried egg on each tortilla and garnish with avocado, coriander and a wedge of lime


    • Food for Think says

      Hmm, not sure baked beans would work that well but you could try making your own with pinto beans… I know that Valentine Warner’s recipe sounds/looks delicious but I just can’t find my book at the moment. Slightly annoying.

    • If you don’t like refried beans, you should use black beans. They are a great substitute and actually better for you.

      • Food for Think says

        That’s a very good suggestion – I think I actually prefer black beans too!

  1. Got to be my all time favourite breakfast dish! Eversince sampling Huevos Rancheros in Peru, my wife and I try and recreate the dish once a month for a lazy Sunday brunch. Plenty of tabasco goes down well too!

  2. Miguel says

    tomato puree? tinned cherry tomatoes? red win vinegar?!?!?!

    sorry but no..all though I’m sure this is tasty. Come to Las Cruces, NM and try some.

    • Food for Think says

      I’d love to go over there and try some! This version is very tasty and so so so easy to whip up – the perfect hangover cure. Minimum effort and lots of taste 🙂

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