Huevos Rancheros Breakfast Sandwich


You know how they say breakfast is the most important meal of the day?

Well, I am guilty of sometimes not finding enough time to partake in that meal.

I get busy with getting kids out the door for school, making sure the trash can is at the curb, laundry, dishes, paying bills, running errands…. you know the routine. Next thing I know it’s lunch time and I am running on fumes. So when I make it a priority to eat breakfast, it’s a quick, nutrient packed, savory and delicious one.

I’m an egg and toast kind-of-gal. And when it’s California Avocado season, there’s ALWAYS avocado slices to accompany my quick breakfast. One of my favorite ways to spice up my breakfast routine is by making this Huevos Rancheros Breakfast Sandwich.

Huevos Rancheros Breakfast Sandwich

Huevos Rancheros is typically served on top of a corn tortilla that’s been lightly fried, but…

‘ain’t nobody got time for that!’

No, we need it quicker, but just as tasty.

So I threw it all on a toasted english muffin and oh. mah. gosh.

It’s insane delicious.

Just throw your english muffin in the toaster, grab a Ca. Avocado and smash it with a fork (sprinkle in a little salt for good measure), then smear one side of your toasted muffin with avocado, and the other with refried beans.

Huevos Rancheros Breakfast Sandwich

As for the egg, make it the way you like it. Over easy, fried, scrambled, egg whites only… there’s no wrong answer to this. I made this with an over easy egg, or a dip egg as my husband calls it.

There is nothing more glorious then that yellow gold running out and combining with the avocado, salsa and beans. It’s a winning combination.

Huevos Rancheros Breakfast Sandwich

Seeing as this sandwich takes less than 5 minutes to make, it’s perfect for those of us on time schedules. Make this Huevos Rancheros Breakfast Sandwich and run out the door!

Huevos Rancheros Breakfast Sandwich

Um… you might want to bring some napkins along too…

Huevos Rancheros Breakfast Sandwich
Serves: makes 2 sandwiches
  • 2 english muffins, halved and toasted
  • ⅓ cup refried beans
  • 2 eggs*
  • 1 ripe California Avocado
  • Salsa
  • Salt and Pepper
  1. While the english muffins are toasting, peel and pit the California Avocado and use a fork to mash it. Add salt to taste. Heat up refried beans till warm and spreadable in microwave. Spread half of the bean mixture on the bottom of each english muffin, then spread half of the avocado on the top of each english muffin.
  2. Heat a small non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Spray with olive oil. Crack eggs into pan, one at a time, making sure the egg whites don't touch. Sprinkle with salt and pepper according to taste preferences. Let cook for 1-2 minutes, longer if desired, then carefully use a spatula to flip the eggs over. Season again with salt and pepper. Let cook for an additional 1-2 minutes, or longer if desired. Place the cooked egg on top of the english muffin that is covered in beans. Repeat with the other egg.
  3. Add your desired amount of salsa on top of the egg, then place the avocado smeared half of the english muffin on top. Enjoy!
Notes from Shawn:
*Feel free to cook the eggs however you like them, scrambled, fried, or egg whites only.

Disclosure: I am a compensated member of the California Avocado Ambassador team. As always, all opinions expressed are my own. 


  1. Oh the joy of messy food. I love a good sloppy Joe, but I never thought I’d adore a good messy breakfast sandwich. 😉 This looks literally finger lickin’ good! You are on a roll mama, and I love it!

  2. These would be perfect for our breakfast for dinner nights!

  3. Tremendos!!!

  4. You are basically a genius.

  5. LOVE foods like this for breakfast! Most Texans are into a form of Tex-Mex in the mornings. :) Of course, in the evenings too or any time of day.

    Thanks for sharing and making me hungry!


  6. I wold love to have one right now! YUM!

  7. I hear you! I had breakfast at 10:45 this morning and ironically it was kale, avocado, tomato and scrambled egg with salsa, so we must be on the same page. This looks divine!

  8. Get in my mouth. Now.

  9. These look delicious! I could eat them every single morning for breakfast, I love Mexican food! How I miss the good Mexican food in AZ.

  10. You could use multigrain or (Thomas’s) corn muffins in place of the regular ones.

  11. I made these this morning and used multigrain. So delicious! Going to blog my sandwich and will link back to your blog:)

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