huevos rancheros


hue·​vos ran·​che·​ros ˈwā-vōs-ˌrän-ˈcher-ōs How to pronounce huevos rancheros (audio)
plural in form but singular or plural in construction
: 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 Here, huevos rancheros come with South Indian uttapam flatbreads instead of tortillas. Michael Snyder, Travel + Leisure, 27 Nov. 2023 My typical order is iced coffee and huevos rancheros with scrambled eggs. T.m. Brown, New York Times, 2 Sep. 2023 Or for more savory bites, order the tamales, huevos rancheros or some chorizo con papas. Chelsea Hylton, Los Angeles Times, 10 Aug. 2023 Located on York Boulevard in Highland Park, this eatery blends Mexican and American cultures with a menu featuring everything from tacos and huevos rancheros to albondigas and mole. Chelsea Hylton, Los Angeles Times, 20 July 2023 Serve this take on huevos rancheros with sliced avocado and corn tortillas. Kristy Alpert, Better Homes & Gardens, 26 June 2023 Though the food menu is straightforward and approachable, with craveable comforts from huevos rancheros to steak frites with chimichurri, every ingredient was highly considered. Katie Chang, Forbes, 19 Apr. 2023 The tables inside the small, 6-year-old business were covered with plates full of huevos rancheros and Esquivel’s popular chilaquiles — making Chica’s closure in September a surprise for many a regular. Mario Cortez, San Francisco Chronicle, 2 Mar. 2023 A solid morning of exertion calls for a lunch of fish tacos or a midday brunch of saucy, avocado-topped huevos rancheros at the nearby Coast Café. Megan Michelson, Outside Online, 22 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History


Mexican Spanish, literally, ranch-style eggs

First Known Use

1901, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of huevos rancheros was in 1901

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“Huevos rancheros.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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