Easy Huevos Rancheros (with leftover meat)

I recently shared with you my recipe for Mexican style meat, and how I take that recipe & turn it into several different meals for my family.  These Easy Huevo Rancheros is just one of the many ways I use this meat, and one of my very favorite as well.

If you’ve followed along with my Mexican style meat tutorial, and already have this wonderful base ingredient on hand – then this huevos rancheros ‘recipe’ will be a breeze.  I also make these up when I have a little bit of shredded meat leftover from a recipe – anything from leftover pot roast, to pulled pork, even leftover taco filling.  It’s a fantastic way to use up leftovers!

If you can fry an egg, then you can make these huevos rancheros.

You layer a little cheese, a fried egg (leave it a little runny if that’s what you like), meat, & salsa on a toasted corn tortilla. Top it with a little chopped green onions. It. Is. So. Good.



Easy Huevos Rancheros

Total Time 8 minutes
Servings 1 huevos rancheros


  • 1/4-1/2 cup Mexican style meat or other leftover meat
  • 1 corn tortilla
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup shredded Pepper Jack or Mont. Jack cheese
  • 1 egg
  • salsa to taste
  • chopped green onions optional


  • Fry the corn tortilla in the oil on medium-high heat for 1 minute on each side. Drain on a paper towel.
  • Fry the egg to desired doneness. Top the corn tortilla with the shredded cheese & top with the hot fried egg. Spoon on the salsa & top with green onions.