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Can we do that whole breakfast for dinner thing again?

Huevos Rancheros Scrambled Eggs | @hbharvest

Because honestly, I could eat these eggs every single night of the week. I know I say this all the time, but I typically make sweet breakfast for actual breakfast or even more often for lunch. And I save the savory breakfasts for dinner. I don’t why, but it’s just what I do. Whether you make these Huevos Rancheros Scrambled Eggs for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, I promise…they will be good!

This recipe comes from the amazing Donal Skehan and his new cookbook Fresh: Simple, Delicious Recipes to Make You Feel Energized! If you’re not familiar with Donal, he’s an Irish cook who is literally making his way around the world and cooking up a storm while doing so (you might recognize Donal from Food Network Star Kids). He just released his first US cookbook, and guys it’s jam-packed with some truly delicious and healthy recipes.

With the weekend just around the corner, I figured it was high time I share his recipe for huevos rancheros scrambled eggs.

Huevos Rancheros Scrambled Eggs | @hbharvest

Speaking of the weekend, I am sooo ready for it. I spent the first half of the week sick (which is why I was sort of MIA on Instagram stories, but I am back now!). The rest of the week was filled with very cold and snowy days, lots of over the phone meetings, cooking, writing, cookbook publicity planning and plotting, and re-testing what feels like one too many failed recipes. So kind of a long one…

Which is probably why I procrastinated in writing this post a good twenty minutes by watching Ellen DeGeneres scare Selena Gomez multiple times on her show. I receive daily emails via PopSugar, but rarely do I ever actually read what’s in them. But for some reason this clip of Selena Gomez caught my eye and it was basically down the never-ending rabbit hole from there. They’re really not even that funny, and I just found out it these happened over the last 4 years. Why PopSugar is sharing them now is beyond me, but I think I just needed a mindless distraction for a few minutes, so it was perfect.

For real though, do you think celebrities ever get upset with Ellen for scaring them on national TV? I wonder…

ps. If I ever get a chance to be on Ellen, she can scare me anytime…just sayin’

pss. Now I really want to be on the Ellen show.

Huevos Rancheros Scrambled Eggs | @hbharvest

Ok and now that I just procrastinated some more (it was fun though, right?), let’s talk about these huevos rancheros. I’ve only ever had huevos rancheros at a restaurant. Trust me, they do not even compare to this simple recipe. What I also love about this recipe is that it truly allows the Mexican flavors shine. It’s not loaded with grease and a mass amount of refried beans, but instead kept light and fresh.

This recipe consists of three very simple, yet very important ingredients: fresh eggs, good guacamole, and effortless tomato salsa. <–aka all you need for a really delicious recipe in my book!

The eggs are simply scrambled with a little salt and fresh pepper. They’re then served over a batch of homemade guacamole, corn tortillas, and topped with a simple cherry tomato salsa. I added a sprinkle of black beans since I already had some cooked up and sitting in the fridge. I also added just a little cheese because that’s just me, I add cheese to just about any and everything.

And done…simple as that, yet seriously one of the most delish Mexican huevos rancheros I’ve had. I love how light these are, yet still so flavorful.

My thinking is that this will make the ultimate weekend brunch. Or if you’re like me, a quick Thursday night dinner with maybe an extra side of guacamole. Because clearly it’s the right thing to do.

If you’re in the need of some “Fresh” recipes, be sure to check out Donal’s new cookbook…and then be sure to make his recipe for Huevos Rancheros!!

Huevos Rancheros Scrambled Eggs | @hbharvest

Huevos Rancheros Scrambled Eggs.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories Per Serving: 647 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.


  • 4 large free-range eggs, lightly beaten
  • 6 small corn tortillas, warmed
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • guacamole, for serving
  • black beans and cheese, for serving (optional)

Tomato Salsa

  • 1 1/4 cups cherry tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
  • small handful fresh cilantro, roughly chopped, plus more for serving
  • juice of 1/2 a lime, plus wedges to garnish
  • sea salt to taste


  • 1. Prepare the tomato salsa by combining all the ingredients together in a bowl. Season with sea salt to taste. Set aside at room temperature until needed. 
    2. Heat a small non-stick pan over medium-high heat and add the eggs. Lower the heat and scramble the eggs slowly until you have a thick but loosely scrambled egg mixture. Remove from the heat immediately and season with sea salt and ground black pepper. 
    3. To serve, smear each corn tortilla with a heaping tablespoon of guacamole. Spoon in the scrambled eggs, then scatter the tomato salsa on top. Garnish with cilantro sprigs and lime wedges. 
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Huevos Rancheros Scrambled Eggs | @hbharvest

Tomorrow we’ll be talking Friday things…and chocolate. YESSSS!

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  1. I love Donal’s recipes. And I love everything about this recipe and this post. Guilty of much rabbit hole distraction myself! Sounds like your week was jam packed and maybe even a bit of a brutal schedule! Good to know Popsugar and Ellen are always there when we need the distraction! Love her!
    I can totally see it… you and Ellen cooking to some amazing beats!!!! Please make this happen…

  2. This is so weird, Tieghan!! I do not watch the Ellen show (we don’t even have cable or Netflix or anything), nor do I keep up with it, but last night I had a dream that I was in the audience at the Ellen show (I was there to watch my aunt sing and dance on stage…??), and then I wake up to this post. So bizarrely crazy I had to share. ?

  3. this sounds delicious! i’ve never tried any of donal’s recipes, though i’m not sure why; i’ve been watching his youtube channel for at least a couple of years.

  4. 1 1/4 cherry tomatoes – do you actually mean just 1 1/4 little cherry tomatoes? Or is it supposed to say 1 1/4 cups? pints? Would love to make this –

    1. So sorry! It is 1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes. Let me know if you have other questions. Hope you love this!

  5. It’s been a long week and this might just have to be a breakfast for dinner kind of night. This recipe looks like a delicious one.

  6. I’m glad that this is a US book, as this is very similar to the California Scrambled Eggs in my upcoming book!

  7. I love your recipes, but this one seems to be missing a few steps. What are you scrambling the eggs in? Butter or oil? There are black beans in the picture? I do love huevos rancheros!

    1. Hey Heather1 Yes, there are black beans, so sorry about that. recipe has been updated. You can scramble the eggs in butter or oil OR use a no-stick pan. I love using olive. 🙂 Let me know if you have questions. Hope you love this!

  8. Delicious and in a very different way to eat the Rancheros. The touch of the cherry tomatoes gives a fresh look to the dish.

  9. Good morning.
    Sounds intriguing.
    Do I see dark beans on the plate also?
    Have a great Thursday.