Hueveos Rancheros, as they are known in Spanish, is a perfect brunch dish for Mexican food lovers. You can either use small tortillas or Charras Tostadas as shown here. This dish is a great way to use up yesterday’s pico de gallo.
Huevos Rancheros (in Spanish) are eggs poached in salsa then served on tortillas and topped with melted cheese.
- 4 large eggs
- 4, 6 inch round tortillas or tostadas
- ½ green pepper diced
- ½ onion diced
- 1 cup pico de gaillo or ¾ cup salsa from a jar with 1 diced tomato added
- ¼ cup water
- 1 cup grated Monterey Jack or Cheddar cheese
- In a medium skillet with a lid, fry onion and green pepper until tender.
- Add pico de gaillo or salsa with the water, stir and bring to a boil.
- Crack an egg, without breaking the yolk, and place in a small bowl.
- With a spatula, make a hollow in thebubbling salsa mixture and carefully pour the egg into the opening. Repeat forthe other eggs.
- Put the lid on the skillet and poachon medium low heat for about 3-4 minutes for soft cooked eggs or 7-8 minutesfor hard cooked eggs.
- During the last minute, remove thelid and sprinkle the tops of each egg with cheese and cover to melt the cheese.
- Use a solid spatula to remove eachegg and place on a tortilla or tostada. Top with the remaining ingredients fromthe pan.