Huevos Rancheros with Queso Fresco

  • bellymama Posted: 04/10/09
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    This is wonderful for a quick weeknight meal. I followed the recipe except used feta cheese. We did not find it to be too spicy. Our 2 year old did not like the sauce but she was happy eating a quesadilla and fried egg with the beans on the side. With some fresh pineapple, it was a complete meal.

  • medigirl92 Posted: 10/16/09
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    I make this dish regularly, usually for dinner rather than brunch. It is quick, delicious, and easy to keep the ingredients on hand. I have used the queso fresco, which is really good, but usually sub cheddar or pepper jack because I always have one of these in the frig. It is also good topped with a few avocado slices and a dollop of sour cream.

  • springhilllad Posted: 06/12/10
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    Tasty dish, change from bacon and eggs, hash brown. Used goat cheese. Excellent flavour.

  • ensingk Posted: 04/26/10
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    My husband and I eat this whenever we want something quick. We mix up the beans sometimes, swapping for black beans, but in general stick to the recipe as written. We both love it and eat it with a side of guac.

  • foodlover78 Posted: 08/04/09
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    This was really fast and easy to prepare and was absolutely delicious! My husband was unsure about eggs with beans and salsa but he wolfed it down. I used Rotel's canned tomatoes with habaneros and subbed feta for the queso fresco. I also made scrambled eggs instead of sunny side up and used seasoned black beans instead of pinto. This will become a regular in our house.

  • cookinla Posted: 10/03/09
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    These are fantastic, they have become a regular in our house. We've served it to guests for informal brunch and everyone loves it. I make it exactly to the recipe and use spicy enchilada sauce for mine and mild for my husband's. Delicious!!

  • 142conniesmith Posted: 06/22/09
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    Just made this for my family, my children said it was missing something, my husband loved it. Made it exactly per post other than held back some on cilantro as my family is not a big fan. This is one of the quickest easiest meals I think I have ever made. I used the tortillas in the refridgerator section of the grocery store to make it more authentic. I will make this again, but will include side of bacon or sausage.

  • halfbakedcake Posted: 02/23/10
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    I love huevos rancheros, but I have a hard time finding good renditions of the dish. This was really good. I made some changes, though. Instead of using canned enchilada sauce (ick), I made my own, to which I added a can of extra-hot Rotel. We made our own corn tortillas from dried masa, which are cheap, fast and easy to make and so much tastier than storebought. I poached the eggs instead of frying them, and instead of the queso fresco I added some guacamole. Even with the changes, this took less than 30 minutes to make, and the calorie content was about the same. I made this for dinner tonight and I'm making it again for lunch tomorrow. I should probably give this 3 stars because it isn't really a special occasion dish, but it was so good that it's going in my permanent recipe file.

  • esmith911 Posted: 05/17/11
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    I rated this 5 stars because it was delicious and quick to put together. I threw this together in about 20 min after a workout and it was wonderfully fresh and filling, without being too "heavy." I did use a can of tomatoes/green chiles with the cilantro and lime in them; fresh is always better but this cut down on ingredients and prep time. The other change I made was to use 2 tortillas and make a cheese quesadilla (I made it in the skillet right before frying the egg- it stayed warm) instead of putting the cheese on top- this is how huevos rancheros is served at one of my favorite cafes and I love it! I added some chopped fresh lettuce on top. Wonderful, filling, easy, relatively healthy meal.

  • CrystalCHeckel Posted: 05/23/11
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    quick and delicious. had with cantalope. well rounded breakfast and loved the spice. I used hot enchilada sauce and diced tomatoes with jalapenos. cheese is great topping.

  • AmyRuthBlue Posted: 05/16/11
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    While the recipe is solid, in that it has a good base, to us it came up just a bit lacking. We made our first batch according to the recipe, then the second batch we added shredded lettuce and a teaspoon of sour cream to each, and hot sauce (optional). I did not have green onion in the house but I believe sliced green onion would make these taste even better, as well.

  • lsrahn Posted: 12/27/11
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    This recipe is delicious. I used "hot" enchilada sauce, as we like a lot of spice. The sauce is a bit runny so I might recommend draining the diced tomatoes before adding them to the enchilada sauce. We put the tortilla in a large shallow bowl for serving, which I also recommend to help with the sauce. My husband says next time to put 2 eggs per tortilla. Overall, loved the recipe and easy too!!!

  • fossilrim Posted: 07/31/12
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    I'm usually not a fan of breakfast for dinner but my husband likes it so I tried this recipie. I must say I am converted. I made this as described except used the "mexican blend" cheese on top. Thought it had great flavor and very easy to prepare. My only down side is that I didn't make enough for leftovers. Served with a tomato salad.

  • JimMarltonNJ Posted: 03/16/12
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    Great tasting and quick.

  • SUEOHB Posted: 05/14/12
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    Great, quick and low cost meal for a meatless Monday! Made homemade enchilada sauce using recipe at vegetarian.about.com - there are several good, easy ones on the internet. Used feta cheese instead on queso fresco as did not have that on hand. Next time I may try with black refried beans.

  • daneanp Posted: 08/23/13
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    Quick, easy, a nice change up for dinner. Served with sliced avocado, tomato, and cucumber salad.

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