Skillet Huevos Rancheros with Homemade Tortilla Strips

14 Mar
Skillet Huevos Rancheros with Homemade Tortilla Strips

Skillet Huevos Rancheros with Homemade Tortilla Strips

I’ve been eying similar tomato sauce and egg dishes lately from the Middle East region, but “Shakshuka” uses quite a few spices that I simply don’t have. (And I have a LOT of spices!) But the ingredients and spices I almost always have on hand are Mexican in origin. Hence, I bring to you a riff on Shakshuka, Tex-Mex style!

My husband and I were disappointed I only cooked four of the six eggs. We both had large lunches, and decided one egg each would suffice. Oh boy, were we wrong! While are daughter munched happily on her second egg, we longed in silence. However, there was plenty of sauce leftover to make a repeat for lunch the next day!

Skillet Huevos Rancheros with Homemade Tortilla Strips

For the Ranchero Sauce:
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 Serrano (or jalapeño) pepper, diced small
1 cup onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
1 28-ounce can pureed tomatoes
1/4 teaspoon New Mexico ground chile (or chili powder)
1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
1 15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
Salt and ground black pepper, to taste

For the Rest of It:
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 6-inch corn tortillas
Sea salt, to taste
4 to 6 large eggs
1/2 cup fresh-grated Monterrey Jack cheese
1/2 cup fresh-grated cheddar cheese
Handful fresh cilantro, (chopped) for garnish
Sour cream, for garnish

Simmering the Rancheros Sauce

Simmering the Rancheros Sauce

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. To make the sauce, add a tablespoon of oil to a cast iron or oven-proof skillet over medium heat. Add the spicy pepper, onion, and garlic, and cook for about 7 minutes until onions are softened. Pour in the can of tomatoes, then bring to a simmer. Lower the heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Stir in the black beans, and salt and pepper, to taste.

Prepping the Tortilla Strips

Prepping the Tortilla Strips

While the sauce is simmering, brush both sides of the corn tortillas with oil and sprinkle with a little salt. Cut into thin strips. Place on a baking sheet in a single layer and place in the preheated oven. Bake for about 3 minutes on each side, until lightly browned. Remove and set aside. (I tried making the strips before the sauce, and got so busy that I burnt my first batch. Lucky for me I always have a large bag of corn tortillas in the pantry!)

Eggs Nestled in Tomato Sauce

Eggs Nestled in Tomato Sauce (LOOK! There is plenty of room for two more eggs, silly!)

When the sauce has thickened, remove from the heat. Make indentations in the sauce with the back of a large spoon, and crack each egg into the wells. Return the pan to the heat and cover. Simmer gently for about 15 minutes, until the whites are partially set.

Skillet Eggs Ready for the Broiler

Skillet Eggs Ready for the Broiler

Turn the oven to broil. Sprinkle the grated cheese over the dish, then place the skillet under the broiler. Cook until the cheese is melted and bubbling and the eggs are cooked to your liking. This shouldn’t be more than a few minutes, unless you like hard-cooked eggs. Remove the skillet (carefully!) from the oven. Garnish with the tortilla strips and cilantro, scoop out your eggs and sauce, and serve with sour cream if you want.

Skillet Huevos Rancheros

Skillet Huevos Rancheros

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18 Responses to “Skillet Huevos Rancheros with Homemade Tortilla Strips”

  1. teagan geneviene March 14, 2015 at 10:19 am #

    Kathryn, I love that you make things that I might actually be able to do… LOL, on a good day anyway. Hugs! 😀

    Liked by 1 person

  2. bbqman001 March 14, 2015 at 11:57 am #

    Always wanted to try this one…. now I have a great looking recipe to follow.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Michelle Williams March 14, 2015 at 1:23 pm #

    I’ve never seen eggs cooked in a tomatoe sauce. This looks delicious! Thank you

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Michael @ Michael's Woodcraft March 14, 2015 at 1:29 pm #

    I have never had this before, it looks good! Love the idea of eggs too, love eggs!! 🙂 Have a great weekend!

    Liked by 1 person

    • anotherfoodieblogger March 14, 2015 at 1:57 pm #

      Thank you Michael, this is a wonderful way to have eggs any time of the day! You have a great weekend too!


  5. Adam J. Holland March 14, 2015 at 3:08 pm #

    Don’t you just hate yourself when you make very little of something because you aren’t hungry — then it turns out that you don’t *have* to be hungry to eat said dish? Looks bueno!

    Liked by 1 person

    • anotherfoodieblogger March 14, 2015 at 4:43 pm #

      Yes! I was so upset with myself. But it was nice to have the extra sauce and make me another egg in it the next day. Thanks Adam. 🙂


  6. Gerlinde March 14, 2015 at 8:00 pm #

    This looks lke a great version of Huevos Rancheros . I have to try it.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. MealsWithMel March 15, 2015 at 5:27 am #

    I absolutely love this dish!! Baked eggs is one of my favorite dinners and now you have made it TexMex!!! Skillet Huevos Rancheros is on my list of things to make. Thanks for sharing this wonderful meal 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  8. iamrorykelly March 15, 2015 at 11:59 am #

    I am sooooo digging this Mexican vibe!! Looks fab!

    Liked by 1 person


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