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Huevos Rancheros with Bacon Tortillas

Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: Mexican American
Servings: 4
Calories: 610kcal
Author: Bernadette


  • For the salsa:
  • 3 cups chopped tomatoes
  • 2 cherry hot peppers ,diced
  • 2 cloves garlic ,minced
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion'
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons extra light olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • For the Tortillas:
  • 8 slices smoked bacon
  • 1 cup masa harina (instant corn flour)
  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • pinch Kosher salt
  • For the eggs:
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup finely diced pepper jack cheese
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil


  • For the salsa:
  • Combine the chopped vegetables in a large pot along with the olive oil, cilantro, and salt. Bring to a boil, and cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes. Cover and set aside if continuing with the recipe, or allow to cool and refrigerate in a covered container until the next day, then reheat over low heat right before serving.
  • For the tortillas:
  • Cook the bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until crisp, drain on paper towels, and crumble. Reserve bacon grease in the pan. In a medium bowl, combine all but about a tablespoon of the bacon, masa harina, and a pinch of Kosher salt.Stir in the warm water and knead until the dough is soft, about two minutes. Divide the dough into 4 pieces; roll each into a ball, then flatten into 4-inch round disks.
  • Heat the vegetable oil in a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add the tortillas and cook for about 4 minutes, until golden brown on the bottoms. Turn carefully and cook for about 3 more minutes. Turn again and cook until browned and cooked through, about 1 minute. Remove from pan and wrap in foil to keep warm.
  • For the eggs:
  • Add the vegetable oil to the bacon grease in the nonstick pan and return to the stove over medium heat. Add the eggs and fry until the whites are set, 3-5 minutes.
  • Spoon a little of the salsa onto four plates. Place a tortilla on each plate and top with an egg. Top with additional salsa, reserved bacon, and finely diced pepper jack. Serve immediately.


Calories: 610kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 227mg | Sodium: 993mg | Potassium: 685mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1015IU | Vitamin C: 64.8mg | Calcium: 234mg | Iron: 5.3mg