Huevos Rancheros

  • Active Time 10m
  • Total Time 15m

Makes 4 servings

The Diner is the best place for breakfast in Yountville, CA. Start the day with their famous huevos rancheros, served with homemade enchilada sauce.


  • 4 corn tortillas
  • 2 tablespoons corn oil
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups Enchilada Sauce (see recipe)
  • 1 cup grated Monterey Jack or sharp cheddar
  • Salsa, to taste, optional
  • Sour cream, to taste, optional
  • Chopped cilantro for garnish, optional

Companion recipe: Enchilada Sauce


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Wrap the tortillas in foil and set

them in the oven.

Heat 2 large skillets, preferably nonstick, over medium heat. Add 1

tablespoon of corn oil to each skillet. When the oil is hot, fry the

eggs for 2 minutes, then cover the skillet and cook for 30 seconds to 1

minute, or until the tops are opaque. Remove the skillets from the heat.

Remove the tortillas from the oven, unwrap them and lay them flat in a

baking pan. Spread 2 tablespoons of enchilada sauce over each tortilla.

Then, with a spatula, gently transfer 2 fried eggs to each tortilla and

sprinkle the eggs with 1/4 cup of cheese. Broil or bake until the

cheese begins to melt, about 30 seconds.

Transfer each tortilla to a warmed plate and spoon about a 1/4 cup

of enchilada sauce around the edge of each tortilla. If you wish, top each portion

with salsa, sour cream and cilantro. Serve immediately.

Recipe courtesy of Kaaren Gann, The Diner, Yountville, CA

Recipe reprinted by permission of Cooks' Catalogue, Inc. All rights reserved.

RecID 4236

nutrition information per serving

440 calories; 30g total fat; 450mg cholesterol; 477mg sodium; 20g carbohydrates; 4g fiber; 23g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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