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Brunch isn't just for Sundays. With longer summer days and warmer weather come so many opportunities to relax and enjoy food, family, and friends. One of my all-time favorite breakfasts is Huevos Rancheros or “ranch eggs”. Traditionally eggs smothered in cooked salsa and served on top of warm tortillas, our Huevos Rancheros Cups, is a simpler, brunch friendly dish that you can make anywhere you have an oven. Yes, this Huevos Rancheros recipe is baked, not fried. Paired with a Citrus Fruit Salad and Sutter Home Pink Moscato, this dish makes a relaxed brunch on any day of the week, easy and refreshing.
Huevos Rancheros in my family
One of my grandma's favorite dishes, I remember her making her own version of Huevos Rancheros at home in Rialto, California, serving it with avocados fresh from her backyard tree and chiles from my grandfather's garden. From New Mexico, my grandma made some of her traditional Mexican recipes just a little bit different, with a twist. As with every breakfast in her home, there was a fried egg on top! I didn't learn an appreciation for Huevos Rancheros until I was older and I started ordering it at brunches and various restaurants as an adult. I realized there were so many ways to make and enjoy this dish while keeping with the spirit of Huevos Rancheros. I can't eat Huevos Rancheros without thinking of her or my dad, for whom this dish is also a favorite.
My grandma would sit at the kitchen table and cut all of the items for the dish. Then my grandfather would help her cook. It would literally take hours for them to get breakfast out onto the table because they would talk about life, argue over perspectives, and hand-prepare everything, which took a while. So in that time, we would eat pan dulce or cut fruit and play board games. I remember alot of waiting at my grandma's house, running around in the backyard, climbing that avocado tree, and sitting on a vinyl couch that my legs would stick to in the summer. As kids, we would dread going to grandma's because of all the waiting involved. I didn't understand the dynamics until I got older; it was for the company and comfort that my dad always wanted to go to his parents' house.
Brunch made summer-easy!
Both of my grandparents have since passed on. As I get older, I realize the value of those casual gatherings of friends and family. Getting together doesn't have to be a big deal; it's the getting together that is the important part. You can make the most impromptu get-together feel special with touches like serving a delicious wine like Sutter Home Pink Moscato or creating a trandtional dish in a easy way, like these Huevos Rancheros cups. Keep a few varietals of Sutter Home Wines on hand; or they're easy enough to find at most retailers.
With brunch, I love a light wine with a sweet taste. Sutter Home Pink Moscato pairs perfectly with the creamy eggs in this take on Huevos Rancheros and can stand up to the tart sweetness of the Citrus Fruit Salad. Sutter Home is our go-to wine for summer entertaining because it’s affordable and is available in everyone's favorite varietals. Sutter Home has been produced by the family owned Sutter Home winery for over 65 years, right here in California. We know we’ll get consistent flavor and quality when serving Sutter Home wines and it’s a company we feel good about!
Now, let's get into that recipe! These Huevos Rancheros Cups are easy to make, right in the oven, and they reheat well. Paired with Sutter Home Pink Moscato and a Citrus Fruit Salad of cut grapefruit, Mandarin oranges, and orange slices, brunch never looked so yummy (and easy)!
Watch this video to see how to make this recipe, start to finish. Then scroll down to get the printable recipe.
Huevos Rancheros Cups Recipe
Easy Summer Brunch with Huevos Rancheros Cups and Citrus Salad #SummerVino #VeranoSutter
A delicious and easy BAKED huevos rancheros, perfect for summer brunch.
- Prep Time: 15 mins
- Cook Time: 30 mins
- Total Time: 45 mins
- Yield: 6 1x
- Category: Breakfast
- Cuisine: Mexican
- 6 eggs
- 6 small corn tortillas
- 6 TBSP Ranchero Sauce (recipe below)
- 1 cup cooked black beans
- 1 cup of thin sliced potatoes
- 1/2 cup cotija cheese
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Fresh cilantro leaves
- 6 cup muffin tin
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Microwave the potatoes for 3 minutes to cook them slightly.
- Place liners in a 6 cup muffin tin.
- Wrap the stack of tortillas in a moist paper towel. Microwave for 30 seconds to soften.
- Shape each tortilla into each muffin cup, being careful not the tear the tortilla.
- Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven. Leave tortillas in the muffin tin.
- Spoon beans, cheese, potatoes, and ranchero sauce into the tortilla cups.
- Carefully crack an egg on top of each tortilla cup. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the eggs are cooked to your liking.
- Remove the tortilla cups from the muffin tin.
- Spoon or pour more ranchero sauce over top of the tortilla cups.
- Garnish with fresh cilantro.
- Serving Size: 1 muffin
- Calories: 327
- Sugar: 3.7 g
- Sodium: 749.8 g
- Fat: 8.8 g
- Carbohydrates: 46.4 g
- Protein: 15.6 g
- Cholesterol: 196 mg
Keywords: breakfast, eggs, brunch, huevos rancheros
Ranchero Sauce RecipePrint
Homemade quick ranchero sauce for breakfast and other Mexican meals.
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 10 mins
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: 6 1x
- Category: Sauce
- Cuisine: Mexican
- 3 cups chicken broth
- 1 – 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes
- 1/2 fresh jalapeño, diced
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 2 TBSP olive oil
- 1 TBSP chopped fresh garlic
- Heat olive oil in a sauce pan on medium heat. Add onion, garlic, and jalapeño. Cook until the vegetables are soft.
- Add tomatoes and spices. Simmer on medium heat for 5 minutes until sauce reduces.
- Add chicken broth. Simmer on medium/low heat until sauce reduces by half, about 30 minutes.
- Serving Size: 1/4 cup
- Calories: 82
- Sugar: 4.4
- Sodium: 808.2
- Fat: 5.2
- Carbohydrates: 8.5
- Protein: 2
- Cholesterol: 2.5
Keywords: sauce, ranchero sauce, Mexican food, breakfast
Pour more ranchero sauce over top of the huevos rancheros cups to add more flavor and juiciness.
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What is your favorite way to entertain in the summer? Let me know in the comments.