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Huevos Ranchero Sauce

Huevos Ranchero Sauce is the creamy classic sauce served over Mexican "rancher's eggs", but this easy sauce with fire-roasted tomatoes, chiles, roasted red pepper, and cream is light and flavorful to complement so much more than just eggs.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Sauce
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 16 people
Calories 56 kcal


  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion diced
  • 1 pinch kosher salt
  • 2 large cloves garlic minced
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can fire-roasted tomatoes undrained
  • 1 (4.5 oz) can chopped green chiles undrained
  • 1 (12 oz) jar roasted red peppers drained
  • 1 cup chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 Tbsp cumin
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 1 pinch fresh cracked pepper
  • ¼ tsp hickory liquid smoke
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter


  • Heat the olive oil in a medium saucepan over high heat. Add the onion, garlic, and pinch salt, and cook, stirring often, until the onion is softened.
  • Add the remaining ingredients. Use an immersion blender to blend ingredients together until smooth.
  • Bring to a simmer, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer the ranchero sauce gently, stirring regularly, for 30 minutes to concentrate and blend flavors.
  • Taste for seasoning and add the butter. Yields a little over 4 cups sauce.


Calories: 56kcal (3%) | Carbohydrates: 4g (1%) | Protein: 1g (2%) | Fat: 5g (8%) | Saturated Fat: 2g (13%) | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 12mg (4%) | Sodium: 171mg (7%) | Potassium: 88mg (3%) | Fiber: 1g (4%) | Sugar: 1g (1%) | Vitamin C: 15mg (18%) | Calcium: 50mg (5%)

Calorie count is purely an estimate calculated using an online application to serve as a guide and not to be taken as accurate nutritional information. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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