Budget-Friendly Huevos Rancheros Recipe

Huevos Rancheros is the perfect Mexican style breakfast dish that you can make cheaply and quickly. You’ll find a lot of variations of this recipe all over the internet but this ‘cupboard raid’ version is so simple there’s hardly any cooking involved!

Prep time: However long it takes to pre-heat the oven

Cooking time: 10-12 minutes (plus time to add toppings)

Skill level: Easy

Serves: 3



1 x tin of taco mixed beans (this recipe used Asdas own which comes in a yummy spicy tomato sauce) – 65p

2 x free range eggs per person – 6 pack £1.50

1 x white tortilla wrap per person – 8 pack 95p

Pinch of paprika – 85p

Pinch of crushed chilli flakes – 85p

For serving: jalapenos £1.20, no fat natural yoghurt 90p, cheese £1.90 to taste

Total cost: £8.80 (You can technically make 3 portions at £2.93 per person from these ingredients)



  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C, fan oven 180°C
  2. Fill an oven dish with the tin of taco beans
  3. Make indents in the beans for as many eggs as you are cooking (2 for one person, 4 for two, etc)
  4. Sprinkle a pinch of paprika and a pinch of crushed chillies over the top of the beans and eggs
  5. Place oven dish into the oven, allow eggs to bake for 8-10 minutes nfd
  6. Remove the baked eggs and beans from the oven and place a tortilla wrap in the oven for 2-3 minutesdav
  7. Remove the tortilla from the oven when its nice and crispy and place on a plate ready to start building your huevos rancheros
  8. Spread the beans and eggs over the tortilla and add any toppings to your taste (I chose jalapenos, natural yoghurt and cheese)nfd
  9. Serve and enjoy!





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