Huevos Rancheros


This was the first time I’ve ever made Huevos Rancheros, though I must say that I am an expert in eating them. Like, seriously professional eater here.

This is pretty easy to make in my opinion. I also am able to use my child Henry as a BG guinea pig and his BG was pretty stable with this. He’s also on a pump — so we extended his bolus just in case.



  • 15 ounce can peeled tomatoes
  • 1 white onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 bunch cilantro, chopped
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  • 1 pound chorizo
  • 8 eggs
  • 1 package corn tortillas
  • 8 ounce can refried beans
  • 1 avocado, diced Tip: I like to halve the avocados, and scoop them out with a spoon before I cut them. This helps make sure that your avocados have all nutrients they naturally store between the avocado meat and peel.
  • Cojita (or feta if you can’t find it)
  1. Blend together tomatoes, onion, garlic and 2/3 of cilantro, and salt & pepper, to taste. Blend until smooth.
  2. Add mixture to a small saucepan and simmer on low for 20 minutes.
  3. In a skillet, brown the chorizo. Place on a paper towel lined plate to soak up the grease.
  4. In a skillet, fry eggs.
  5. Heat the tortillas, and place within a clean kitchen towel to keep warm.
  6. Heat the refried beans.
  7. Lay out tortillas, and evenly layer refried beans, chorizo, tomato sauce, eggs, avocado, onion, and cilantro. Add a final layer of chorizo, tomato sauce, cojita, cilantro and onion.

Yields: 4 servings

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Each serving:
1/2 cup tomato sauce= 4g
1 white corn tortilla= 9g
1/4 cup refried beans= 10g
4 ounces chorizo= 2g
2 eggs= 2g
1/4 avocado= .5g

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WRITTEN BY Sara Jensen, POSTED 03/28/16, UPDATED 09/14/23

Sara's son Henry was diagnosed with Type 1 at the age of 5 in 2013. Sara is both the Creative Director for Genevieve Gorder and Beyond Type 1. She has worked for Kramer Design Group in NYC and worked with a vast array of clients over the past 15 years. She is passionate about foster adoption, Type 1, good food and humor. She lives on a tiny island in the middle of a big ocean.