Puerto Rican Huevos Rancheros


Puerto Rican Huevos Rancheros

Sunny Side Up Puerto Rican Breakfast

In Puerto Rican cuisine, breakfast is a cherished meal that sets the tone for the day. This adaptation of the classic Mexican dish, Huevos Rancheros, brings a tropical twist to the table. With vibrant flavors and a touch of Puerto Rican flair, these Puerto Rican Huevos Rancheros are sure to brighten up your morning.

Jan Dec

15 minutes

15 minutes

30 minutes

4 servings


Vegetarian, Gluten-free, Dairy-free (if omitting queso fresco), Nut-free, Low-fat


Vegan, Paleo, Keto, High-protein, Low-carb


While the original Mexican Huevos Rancheros typically includes spicy elements like chili peppers and salsa, this Puerto Rican adaptation focuses on the use of local ingredients such as plantains and sofrito. The flavors are milder, yet still packed with deliciousness. We alse have the original recipe for Huevos rancheros, so you can check it out.


  • Calories (kcal / KJ): 320 kcal / 1340 KJ
  • Fat (total, saturated): 10g, 3g
  • Carbohydrates (total, sugars): 48g, 18g
  • Protein: 12g
  • Fiber: 8g
  • Salt: 1g


  1. 1.
    Preheat the oven to 200°C (400°F).
  2. 2.
    Peel the plantains and slice them diagonally into 1/2-inch thick pieces.
  3. 3.
    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.
  4. 4.
    In the same skillet, add the sofrito and cook for 2 minutes until fragrant.
  5. 5.
    Add the black beans, tomato sauce, and water to the skillet. Stir well and let it simmer for 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. 6.
    Make four wells in the bean mixture and crack an egg into each well. Season the eggs with salt and pepper.
  7. 7.
    Transfer the skillet to the preheated oven and bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the eggs are cooked to your liking.
  8. 8.
    Remove from the oven and garnish with fresh cilantro and crumbled queso fresco.
  9. 9.
    Serve the Puerto Rican Huevos Rancheros with warm tortillas or crusty bread.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Plantains — Choose ripe plantains with yellow skin and black spots for a sweeter flavor.
  • Sofrito — If you can't find pre-made sofrito, you can make your own by blending together onions, garlic, bell peppers, cilantro, and culantro.

Tips & Tricks

  • For a spicier version, add a dash of hot sauce or sprinkle some crushed red pepper flakes on top.
  • Serve with a side of fresh avocado slices for added creaminess.
  • If you prefer a runny yolk, reduce the baking time by a few minutes.
  • Experiment with different types of beans, such as pinto or kidney beans, for variation.
  • Make extra sofrito and store it in the freezer for future use.

Serving advice

Serve the Puerto Rican Huevos Rancheros hot, straight from the skillet. Accompany them with warm tortillas or crusty bread for a satisfying breakfast.

Presentation advice

Arrange the plantain slices on a plate, forming a circle. Place the bean mixture with the eggs in the center. Garnish with fresh cilantro and crumbled queso fresco for an appetizing presentation.