Cuban-style Huevos Rancheros


Cuban-style Huevos Rancheros

Sunny Side Up Cuban Breakfast

In Cuban cuisine, breakfast is a hearty and flavorful affair. This adaptation of the classic Mexican dish, Huevos Rancheros, brings a Cuban twist to your morning routine. With vibrant flavors and a touch of spice, these Cuban-style Huevos Rancheros are sure to wake up your taste buds and start your day off right.

Jan Dec

15 minutes

15 minutes

30 minutes

2 servings


Vegetarian, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Nut-free, Low-fat


Vegan, Paleo, Keto, High-fat, High-protein


While the original Mexican Huevos Rancheros typically includes ingredients like tortillas and salsa, this Cuban adaptation incorporates elements of Cuban cuisine. The flavors are influenced by the use of ingredients like plantains, black beans, and a tangy tomato sauce with a hint of citrus. This fusion of flavors creates a unique and delicious breakfast experience. We alse have the original recipe for Huevos rancheros, so you can check it out.


  • Calories (kcal / KJ): 350 kcal / 1465 KJ
  • Fat (total, saturated): 8g, 2g
  • Carbohydrates (total, sugars): 60g, 20g
  • Protein: 12g
  • Fiber: 10g
  • Salt: 1g


  1. 1.
    Peel the plantains and slice them into 1/2-inch thick rounds.
  2. 2.
    Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the plantain slices and cook until golden brown on both sides, about 3-4 minutes per side. Remove from the skillet and set aside.
  3. 3.
    In the same skillet, add the diced onion and minced garlic. Sauté until the onion is translucent and fragrant.
  4. 4.
    Add the cooked black beans, cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper to the skillet. Stir well to combine and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes.
  5. 5.
    Pour in the tomato sauce and simmer for 5 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together.
  6. 6.
    Create four wells in the tomato sauce mixture and crack an egg into each well. Cover the skillet and cook until the eggs are cooked to your desired doneness, about 5-7 minutes for medium.
  7. 7.
    Remove from heat and garnish with fresh cilantro.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Plantains — Make sure the plantains are ripe but still firm for the best texture and flavor.
  • Black beans — If using canned black beans, rinse them thoroughly before adding to the skillet to remove excess sodium.
  • Tomato sauce — Opt for a tomato sauce with no added sugar for a healthier option.

Tips & Tricks

  • For an extra kick of flavor, add a dash of hot sauce or sprinkle some crushed red pepper flakes on top before serving.
  • Serve with a side of toasted Cuban bread for a complete and satisfying breakfast.
  • If you prefer a milder taste, reduce the amount of cumin and paprika in the tomato sauce.
  • Customize your Huevos Rancheros by adding sliced avocado or crumbled queso fresco as toppings.
  • Leftovers can be refrigerated and enjoyed the next day. Simply reheat in a skillet or microwave before serving.

Serving advice

Serve the Cuban-style Huevos Rancheros hot, straight from the skillet. Garnish with fresh cilantro for a pop of color and added freshness.

Presentation advice

Arrange the plantain slices in a circular pattern on a plate, creating a bed for the tomato sauce and eggs. Place the eggs in the center of the plate and drizzle the tomato sauce over the top. Sprinkle with fresh cilantro for an attractive presentation.