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Heuvos Rancheros

  By ReneeKohlman  ,     

April 26, 2018

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This is a delicious, hearty, and healthy breakfast that makes a smashing dinner, too.

  • Prep: 15 Minutes
  • Cook: 10 Minutes
  • 15 Minutes

    10 Minutes

    25 Minutes

  • Yields: 6


  1. Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cook for a few minutes until translucent. Stir in garlic, chili powder, and 1 tsp (5 mL) cumin and cook for another minute. Stir in lentils and 1/4 cup (60 mL) water. Cover with a lid, reducing heat to medium-low. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring often. If the pan gets dry, add a splash or two of water. Remove from heat and stir in 1/4 cup (60 mL) cilantro and half the lime juice. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  2. In a small saucepan, stir together salsa verde and remaining cilantro, lime juice, and cumin. Heat over low heat just until warmed through. Do not boil.
  3. Warm tortillas in a large skillet.
  4. Cook eggs your preferred way.
  5. Assemble the huevos rancheros: On each plate, top tortilla with spiced lentils, salsa verde, and an egg. Garnish with Feta, radishes, avocado, cilantro, and hot sauce. Serve immediately.


1 Tbsp (15 mL) canola oil

1/2 cup (125 mL) diced red onion

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 tsp (5 mL) chili powder

2 tsp (10 mL) cumin, divided

2 cups (500 mL) cooked green lentils

1/2 cup (125 mL) chopped cilantro, divided

1 lime, juiced, divided

to taste, salt and pepper

1 cup (250 mL) salsa verde

6 corn tortillas

6 eggs

GARNISHES: crumbled Feta cheese, sliced radish, sliced avocado, chopped cilantro, hot sauce


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size3/4 cup (175 mL)
Sodium510 mg
Potassium366 mg
Protein7 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sugar5 g
Total Fat4 g
Saturated Fat0 g
Total Carbohydrates30 g
Dietary Fiber6 g