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

Examples of huevos rancheros in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In addition to the mimosa and Bloody Mary bars, there will be stations with huevos rancheros, tacos al pastor, tamales ceviche, omelettes, waffles as well as a raw bar and a guacamole bar. Rod Stafford Hagwood,, 12 Apr. 2021 Kits to make huevos rancheros or their bicolor cousins, huevos divorciados, include the eggs, plus tortillas, salsa, and black beans. Hannah Goldfield, The New Yorker, 5 Mar. 2021 Use them to scoop up saucy egg dishes (like huevos rancheros), stews, and chili; roll up fillings for enchiladas; and make cheesy quesadillas. Lisa Zwirn,, 2 Mar. 2021 Meet five places in and around San Antonio doing huevos rancheros with style., 15 Jan. 2021 There’s also huevos rancheros and migas, and baleadas — toasty, griddle-crisp flour tortillas stuffed with beans, eggs and crema that put most breakfast tacos to shame. Ian Mcnulty,, 6 Oct. 2020 The giant breakfast menu included more than a dozen omelettes, plus huevos rancheros and migas. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, 5 Oct. 2020 Rose’s will open starting at 8 a.m. daily and serve some of Baird’s contest-winning dishes like huevos rancheros and, of course, fancy toast. Josie Sexton, The Denver Post, 12 Feb. 2020 There is also a breakfast menu that includes omelets, burritos, chorizo and eggs, and huevos rancheros. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 4 Mar. 2020

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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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