Definition of huevos rancheros in US English:

huevos rancheros

plural noun

  • A dish of fried or poached eggs served on a tortilla with a spicy tomato sauce.

    • ‘Nevertheless, in her kitchen, Elena led me through the intricacies of huevos rancheros.’
    • ‘Mara favors savory and ordered the huevos rancheros served on top of crispy tortilla with a side of house potatoes.’
    • ‘The huevos rancheros are something else, a pair of fried eggs served up alongside two small tortillas, guacamole, mango salsa and fried yuca root.’
    • ‘I took a plate of their spicy, delicious huevos rancheros topped with two perfectly cooked eggs, a pumpkin seed topping and creamy, delicious slices of avocado.’
    • ‘So here is the ultimate Mexican egg dish, huevos rancheros, to spice up your weekend.’
    • ‘The restaurant makes a mean plate of huevos rancheros for those times when an assault to the system is what a body requires, and you can make it meaner with a jolt of the smoky house salsa.’
    • ‘With shells somewhere between crisp and chewy, they're drizzled with the same sauce that accompanies the huevos rancheros and served with beans and rice.’

Origin

Spanish, ‘rancheros' eggs’.

Pronunciation

huevos rancheros

/rän-/