hue·​vos ran·​che·​ros | \ ˈwā-vōs-ˌrän-ˈcher-ōs How to pronounce huevos rancheros (audio) \

Definition of huevos rancheros

: fried or poached eggs served on a tortilla and topped with a usually tomato-based sauce

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On Sunday morning, everyone was invited back to the villa for brunch, where the same caterers from the rehearsal dinner set up a huevos rancheros bar. Ryan Ray, Harper's BAZAAR, "This Bride Found Her Gown One Month Before Her Absolutely Stunning Vineyard Wedding," 2 Apr. 2019 The huevos rancheros at Donner Lake Kitchen and the fluffy overstuffed omelettes at Squeeze Inn are both attractions in their own rights. Todd Plummer, Vogue, "Why Bay Area Residents Are Flocking to Truckee, California—And You Should Too," 11 Dec. 2018 Lunch is often huevos rancheros—eggs and beans on a tortilla—from Dot’s Diner. Jen Murphy, WSJ, "The Only Guy in the Barre Class," 14 July 2018 The breakfast menu features a variety of egg dishes like huevos rancheros, truffle scrambled eggs, and the Growings Breakfast plate packed with sausage, bacon, eggs, mushrooms, and more. Sophie Davies, Condé Nast Traveler, "15 Best Breakfasts (and Brunches!) in Sydney," 13 Mar. 2018 Pepe’s breakfast dishes are limited to steak and eggs ($10.50), a breakfast burrito ($9.50), and huevos rancheros ($9.50). Lauren Delgado,, "First Bite: Brunch at Pepe's Cantina," 15 June 2018 Casa Corazon Restaurant Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, this Mexican restaurant on 16th Street, south of Thomas Road, serves huevos rancheros, ceviche, enchiladas, burritos, flautas and chiles en nogada. Jennifer Mcclellan, azcentral, "31 new restaurants opened in Phoenix in April, chains and independents," 1 May 2018 Smoked salmon crêpe, huevos rancheros, bourbon peaches & cream French toast, sticky bun à la mode and more. Gege Reed, The Courier-Journal, "Celebrate Mother's Day in Louisville at brunch, Churchill Downs & more," 8 May 2018 The brunch menu also includes huevos rancheros, other breakfast dishes and chicken posole. Bud Kennedy, star-telegram, "They were the best fajitas years ago. Now they're back, along with Saturday brunch | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 13 May 2018

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First Known Use of huevos rancheros

1901, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for huevos rancheros

Mexican Spanish, literally, ranch-style eggs

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