Loaded Huevos Rancheros Tacos

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Huevos Rancheros Tacos | A Couple Cooks

Huevos Rancheros Tacos | A Couple Cooks

With the oozing egg yolk, spicy tomato sauce, crunchy vegetables, and queso crumbles, these tacos are a little ambitious for the traditional hand-held variety. But we tried holding them anyway, and happily spilled the gooey filling all over ourselves. Next time, we might go for a knife and fork, but we felt our goal was met: to create the most deliciously over the top taco.

Today we’re collaborating with dozens of bloggers from all over the country and world to celebrate one special lady: the lovely Jessica Merchant of the blog How Sweet Eats. Her recipes are downright fabulous, and her spunky personality is contagious. Jessica is expecting a sweet babe soon, and a few ladies got together to throw her a virtual shower. The theme: “trashing up” various recipes in Jessica’s signature style (read: adding fancy toppings to make a recipe over the top delicious).

Below is a list of all of the “trashed up” recipes around the web, which are fabulously creative. We’re honored to participate, and wish Jessica the absolute best on the coming of her new little one!

If you enjoy Jessica’s blog, make sure to check out her new cookbook, Seriously Delish!

Trashed Up Salads

  1. Gimme Some Oven – Asian Broccoli Salad with Peanut Sauce
  2. The Lemon Bowl – Brussels Slaw with Tahini Dressing and Za’atar Crostini
  3. With Style & Grace – Kale Salad with Apple, Hazelnuts & Bacon

 Trashed Up Cocktails

  1. Dine & Dish – Hot Buttered Rum Cocktail
  2. Food For My Family – Cranberry Orange Dark and Stormy Cocktail
  3. Minimalist Baker – Bourbon Pumpkin Milkshakes
  4. Stylish, Stealthy & (sometimes) Healthy – Apple Cider Shandy
  5. A Spicy Perspective – Preggy Punch Mocktail
  6. Girl vs. Dough – Boozy Maple Peanut Butter Cup Milkshake
  7. Honestly Yum – Maple Bacon Pisco Sour
  8. Cookin Canuck – Pink Grapefruit Margaritas
  9. A Thought For Food – Mezcal Citrico Cocktail
  10. A House in the Hills – Pomegranate Rosemary Spritzer
  11. The Novice Chef – Ginger Bourbon Apple Cider
  12. Bran Appetit – Citrus Cider Punch Floats

Trashed Up Burgers

  1. Edible Perspective – Meatloaf Veggie Burgers with Mashed Potatoes + Gravy
  2. The Little Kitchen – Salmon BLT Sliders with an Avocado Aioli & Brie
  3. Daisy At Home – Balsamic Beef Burger with Mac and Cheese
  4. Cookies & Cups – Candied Bacon Maple Cheddar Burger
  5. Climbing Grier Mountain – Trashed-Up Steak Burger with Chicken Fried Bacon & Dijon Gravy
  6. Dessert For Two – Bleu Cheese Burgers + Sweet Potato Fries
  7. Country Clever – Fig Rosemary Roast Chicken Brie Brussels Sprout Panini
  8. Foodie Crush – The Best Cheeseburger Soup
  9. Lady and Pups – Spicy Sambal Chicken Meatball Sub with Eggs
  10. Two Peas & Their Pod – Sweet Potato and Kale Grilled Cheese
  11. Bake Your Day – Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich

Trashed Up Tacos

  1. Spoon Fork Bacon – Crunchy Ground Beef and Cheesy Tacos
  2. The Fauxmartha – Boozy Beef and Butternut Tacos
  3. With Food + Love – Harvest Hash Breakfast Tacos
  4. Mountain Mama Cooks – Crispy Kale and Brussels Sprout Tacos with Bacon
  5. Heather Christo – Bahn Mi Tacos with Spicy Sriracha Honey Sauce
  6. A Couple Cooks – Loaded Huevos Rancheros Tacos
  7. Fitnessista – San Diego Lobster Street Tacos

Trashed Up Desserts

  1. Table for Two – Salted Caramel, Dark Chocolate, and Brown Butter Shortbread Bars with Sprinkles
  2. My Name is Yeh – Mini Vanilla Loaf Cakes, All Trashed Up
  3. Picky Palate – Pumpkin Spice Butterscotch Sprinkle Cupcakes
  4. Sprinkle Bakes – Cake Batter Confetti Cupcakes
  5. Averie Cooks – Easy Homemade Funfetti Cake with Vanilla Buttercream
  6. Sweet Phi – Trashed Up Shortbread Cookie Bars
  7. Love & Olive Oil – Loaded Junk Food Brownies
  8. Lauren’s Latest – Bakery Sugar Cookies
  9. Cookie + Kate – Peanut Butter, Banana, Honey and Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies
  10. Flourishing Foodie – Triple Layer Chocolate Cake with Salted Caramel Buttercream Frosting
  11. The Sugar Hit – Salted Caramel Popcorn Ice Cream Cake
  12. Hummingbird High – Breakfast Cereal Cake Donuts
  13. Top With Cinnamon – Triple Chocolate Vanilla Swirl Crumb Cake
  14. Bake at 350 – Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sundaes
  15. Simple Bites – Lemon Layer Cake
  16. Bakerella – Baby Block Cake Pops
  17. She Wears Many Hats –  Chocolate Covered Grapefruit

Trashed Up Pizza

  1. Bev Cooks – Beer Battered Fried Calamari Pizza
  2. Rachel Cooks – Apple and Chicken Sausage Pizza with Macaroni and Cheese Stuffed Crust
  3. Foodie With Family – Trashed Up Barbecue Turkey Pizza
  4. Shutterbean – Pesto Potato Bacon Pizza
  5. i am a food blog – Grilled Cheese Pizza
  6. My Life as a Mrs – Chili Cheese Dog Pizza
  7. Simply Scratch – Steak + Blue Cheese Pizza with Crispy Fried Shallots and Honey Balsamic Drizzle
  8. The Beeroness – Beer Cheese Tater Tot Pizza
  9. Yes I Want Cake – Roasted Pumpkin Pizza
  10. Two Red Bowls – Bacon Mashed Potato Pizza
  11. Dula Notes – Pork Bahn Mi Pizza
  12. Weelicious – Trashed Up Mexican Pizza Pockets
  13. Take a Megabite – Roasted Beet Pizza
  14. Hungry Girl Por Vida – Hard Cider Braised Pork with Sour Cherries and Cheesy Polenta
  15. Bakers Royale – Trash’d Street Tacos

Loaded Huevos Rancheros Tacos

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  • Author: a Couple Cooks
  • Yield: 4 (2 tacos per person)


  • 1 green pepper
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 dried ancho chili
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ tablespoon ground chipotle pepper
  • 28-ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 small red cabbage
  • 8 radishes
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
  • 3 limes
  • 1 avocado (optional)
  • 1/2 tablespoon butter
  • 8 eggs
  • 1/2 cup queso fresco crumbles (or substitute feta crumbles)
  • 8 corn tortillas
  • Kosher salt
  • Fresh ground black pepper


  1. Dice 1 green pepper and 1 yellow onion. Mince 4 cloves garlic. In a bowl, mix the vegetables with ½ tablespoon olive oil, a few pinches kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper. Place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet and broil on high for 10 minutes until the tips of the vegetables are blackened.
  2. Remove the seeds from 1 dried ancho chili and cut it into a few pieces. In a dry saucepan, add the ancho chili, 1 teaspoon dried oregano, 1 teaspoon ground cumin and ½ tablespoon ground chipotle pepper. Toast for 3 minutes over medium heat until fragrant. Add the tomatoes and their liquid, ½ cup water, and ¼ cup apple cider vinegar. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Using a blender or immersion blender, blend the tomato sauce until roughly pureed. Add the broiled vegetables and pulse until combined (do not puree).
  4. Thinly slice 1/2 small red cabbage and 8 radishes. Chop 1/4 cup cilantro. Cut the limes into wedges. If desired, peel and dice the avocado.
  5. In a large skillet, heat 1/2 tablespoon butter until it melts. Add as many eggs as fit in the pan, cover and continue cooking over medium heat until the egg whites are cooked through. Cook the remaining eggs in the same fashion.
  6. To serve, place each tortilla on a plate. Top with an egg, spicy tomato sauce, cabbage, radishes, cilantro, avocado (if using), several squeezes of lime juice, and queso fresco crumbles.


Adapted from Cooking Light



  • Reply
    Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat
    November 4, 2014 at 7:32 am

    Ok, these tacos, the photos, and Jessica are all at the top of my favourite things list this morning! I’ve been following her blog since I started mine 4 1/2 years ago and my mornings wouldn’t be the same without her! As for the tacos, I’m scribbling down the ingredients because I want them for dinner tonight. :)

  • Reply
    November 4, 2014 at 8:56 am

    OMG. these are so, so incredible. THANK YOU. xoxoxo

  • Reply
    Ksenia @ At the Immigrant's Table
    November 4, 2014 at 9:13 am

    These look truly over-the-top delicious. Sounds like I have my weekend breakfast project mapped out! I’m also thrilled to have discovered Jessica’s blog thanks to this post.

  • Reply
    November 4, 2014 at 9:31 am

    these look SO insanely good! egg tacos/tostadas are our favorites – definitely going on the menu soon!

  • Reply
    Liz @ Floating Kitchen
    November 4, 2014 at 10:04 am

    Oh man this looks incredible! And done up in total Jessica style. Love it!

  • Reply
    Dax Phillips
    November 4, 2014 at 10:13 am

    That is an awesome idea! Great photos by the way as well.

  • Reply
    November 4, 2014 at 10:29 am

    But for reals, these are ah-mazing. Also, I have that same plate….same color, too. Twins! ;) Guhhh…those eggs!!!!

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    Katie @ Whole Nourishment
    November 4, 2014 at 11:49 am

    Loving everything about this “trashed up” taco! What a great idea for a virtual baby shower. :)

  • Reply
    November 4, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    A delicious weekend breakfast!

  • Reply
    November 4, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    This sounds absolutely delicious. Really looking forward to trying these.

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    Jennifer @ Show Me the Yummy
    November 4, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    Yum! I always order huevos rancheros for brunch if it’s on the menu and this morning I just made a breakfast burrito. Ahhhh :) I LOVE Mexican food for breakfast :)

  • Reply
    Millie | Add A Little
    November 4, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    I love the bright colours and they sound super tasty!

  • Reply
    bev @ bevcooks
    November 4, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous. THANK YOU!

  • Reply
    Aimee @ Simple Bites
    November 4, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    Yes please! My craving are kicking in big time now. :)
    Gorgeous photos and styling, as always.

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    Mary @ The Kitchen Paper
    November 4, 2014 at 10:08 pm

    There is literally nothing better than an amazing breakfast taco. Seriously. I DIE for breakfast tacos! These sound amazing!!

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    Sarah | The Sugar Hit
    November 5, 2014 at 12:45 am

    Oh my word. The salsa and the oozing yolk ? Killer. This is my breakfast dream.

  • Reply
    Aysegul - Ice
    November 5, 2014 at 7:33 am

    This looks so yummy!
    What a great idea to do a virtual baby shower.
    Love the creative cooking from other bloggers.

  • Reply
    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
    November 5, 2014 at 8:56 am

    This is the best dang baby shower ever. LOVE it!

  • Reply
    Daisy at Home
    November 5, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    I just found the recipe that is going to make my soon-to-be hubby fall even more in love with me. Thanks!

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    dani @theloveofvanilla
    November 6, 2014 at 5:51 am

    I definitely don’t eat mexican food enough, this looks so delicious!

  • Reply
    Sommer @ASpicyPerspective
    November 7, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    The amazing flavors in this breakfast taco is irresistible!

  • Reply
    Alix @A Hedgehog in the Kitchen
    January 28, 2018 at 3:15 pm

    I love the idea of a virtual baby shower! Plus, those eggs look amazing!

    • Reply
      January 28, 2018 at 11:34 pm

      Thank you so much! It’s a favorite recipe around here.

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