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Quick and Easy Huevos RancherosQuick and Easy Huevos Rancheros

Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 10 min
(Total time will vary with appliance and setting.)
Level of Difficulty: Easy

Makes 4 servings


2 cups of your favorite tomato-based salsa
½ cup pureed beans (canned refried beans made without lard are acceptable)
4 eggs, preferably free range, organic or omega 3-fortified eggs
2 ounces crumbled Mexican cheese such as queso asadero
2 tablespoons minced cilantro
1 avocado cut into 8 slices
8 black olives, sliced
Warm corn or whole-grain tortillas


  1. Mix the beans with the salsa. Heat in a pan or in the microwave oven until warm. While beans and salsa are heating, cook the eggs in your favorite way—poached, basted or fried.
  2. Distribute the salsa-bean mixture onto four plates and place an egg on top of each portion. Immediately sprinkle with the crumbled cheese.
  3. Serve the huevos rancheros topped with cilantro, sliced olives and two slices of avocado per portion.

Nutrition at a Glance (per serving)
Calories: 290
Total fat: 19g
Saturated fat: 6g
Carbohydrate: 13g*
Dietary fiber: 4g
Protein: 12g

The 13 grams of carbohydrate in this recipe is partially from the 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) of beans per serving, which provides 3 grams of healthful carbohydrate. If you can handle the carbs, it may be well worth the texture, flavor and added antioxidants and fiber. Otherwise, simply eliminate the beans from the recipe.
Exchanges: 1¼ medium-fat meat, 3 fat, 1½ vegetables

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