huevos rancheros

noun, plural in form but singular or plural in construction hue·vos ran·che·ros \ ˈwā-vōs-ˌrän-ˈcher-ōs \

Definition of huevos rancheros

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

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Origin and Etymology of huevos rancheros

Mexican Spanish, literally, ranch-style eggs


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