ran·​che·​ro | \ ran-ˈcher-(ˌ)ō How to pronounce ranchero (audio) , rän- \
plural rancheros

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Recent Examples on the Web Highlights include huevos rancheros, chicken apricot salad and Parmesan-crusted swordfish. Los Angeles Times, "Where to order Mother’s Day takeout in Los Angeles and Orange County," 4 May 2020 There's also factory huevos rancheros that include black beans, crispy tortillas, sunny side up eggs, a spicy sauce, and your choice of Mexican toppings such as avocado and sour cream. Jennifer Aldrich, Better Homes & Gardens, "Miss Going Out to Eat? You Can Make These Cheesecake Factory Recipes at Home," 8 Apr. 2020 Ochoa’s last meal consisted of beef tacos with cheese and salsa, ranchero beans, steamed rice, carrots, flour tortillas, meatloaf, tomato gravy, mashed potatoes, green salad, pineapple, a slice of bread, punch and tea. Imelda García, Dallas News, "‘Justice has been done’: Relatives of Oak Cliff massacre victims satisfied with killer’s execution," 8 Feb. 2020 But the long, flat, striated slab of beef under the ranchero sauce on my plate looked, sawed and chewed like undercooked skirt steak, no matter what it was called. Mike Sutter, ExpressNews.com, "Review: La Hacienda Scenic Loop adds a sturdy link in the Barrios family’s chain of San Antonio Mexican restaurants," 26 Dec. 2019 Tlahco brought it back to the border for righteous cheese Enchiladas Don Julio and a quartet of tacos dorados, fried crispy with steamy centers of mashed potatoes and a dress of meaty chicharrón prensado and ranchero sauce. Mike Sutter, ExpressNews.com, "Review: Tlahco Mexican Kitchen is one of San Antonio’s best Mexican restaurants," 5 Dec. 2019 Both Vicente and Alex were nominated for best ranchero/mariachi album, but lost to Christian Nodal. Mesfin Fekadu, chicagotribune.com, "Rosalía is the first solo female artist to win top prize at Latin Grammys since 2006," 15 Nov. 2019 Un ranchero encuentra una veta de oro y celebra en la cantina, pero el hecho lo hace blanco de un ambicioso asesino. Los Angeles Times, "Movies on TV for Oct. 6-12: ‘Throne of Blood’ and more," 4 Oct. 2019 The bumpy ride, the ranchero music of a guitar player and the frequent stops — none of this disturbed the little sleeper. Los Angeles Times, "On vacation in Puerto Vallarta? Head south on a jungle path for secluded beaches and pristine views," 7 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of ranchero

1825, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ranchero

Mexican Spanish, from rancho

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“Ranchero.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ranchero. Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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