Healthy In A Hurry: Skillet-Poached Huevos Rancheros


This Healthy In A Hurry recipe is another completely balanced meal whenย  you serve it with whole wheat tortillas. It’s very quick and easy to make, and it has a little zing too! Prep time is literally about five minutes, and total cook time is about 10 minutes.

Most huevos rancheros recipes require you to cook in oil and use a lot of cheese. This recipe has neither, but it still has plenty of flavor.

As always, I’ve added a link at the end, so you can download the recipe and try it tonight!


Skillet-Poached Huevos Rancheros


1 16 oz. jar salsa (mild, medium or hot – depending on your preference)

1 15.5 ounce can black beans, rinsed to remove excess sodium

4 large eggs

Kosher salt and black pepepr

2 scallions, sliced

1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

4 small whole wheat tortillas, warmed

1/2 cup fat free sour cream


1. In a large skillet, combine the salsa and beans and bring to a simmer.

2. Make 4 small wells in the bean mixture. One at a time, crack each egg into a small bowl and slide it gently into a well. Season with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.

3. Cook, covered, over medium heat, 3 to 5 minutes for slightly runny yolks.

4. Sprinkle with scallions and cilantro. Divide among 4 plates and serve with the tortillas and sour cream.

Serves 4.

As always, I encourage you to change the recipe to suit your family’s tastes. If you don’t care for black beans, try red kidney or even refried beans. And although you will get plenty of vitamins from the salsa, scallions, and cilantro, you can also add other vegetables to make a heartier meal. Red peppers or even carrots add a nice flavor to this dish.

I hope you’ll try this healthy version of traditional huevos rancheros. Let me know what you think! ๐Ÿ™‚

Download the recipe here: One Move Forward’s Healthy In A Hurry Skillet-Poached Huevos Rancheros


Posted on May 29, 2012, in Healthy In A Hurry and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Anita Fiander

    Dinner tomorrow night! Love it! So happy to have connected in our little blogging group ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. This is something that my husband would love; so, I am going to make it for him. I am not of a cook myself….so thanks for this easy to make dish!! I am sure he will love me for it…or should I tell him I got it from you??? I probably will!! :))) thanks!

  3. Another keeper, in our area of the world this will be a real treat

  4. This recipe looks good. I’m not a big cheese eater, so to make it without cheese suits my taste!

  5. Bookmarking this recipe! Will get hubby to cook it for us soon. THANKS for this Nisha!

  6. Oh yum, thanks for another good vegetarian recipe Nisha. My kids like eggs and I'm always looking for new ways to serve them. Not sure they'll go for this, but I will, so they'll have to try it . . .

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