Total Time
Prep 1 min
Cook 5 mins

This recipe was created because I had left over ranchero sauce from Steak Rancheros (Steak Rancheros). Makes a super simple but delicious breakfast/brunch or light supper. Basically poaching eggs in a savory sauce.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 cup Mexican red sauce (Steak Rancheros more or less)
  • 1 taco shell (broken in half)
  • 1 tablespoon cheese (grated)
  • 2 eggs


  1. Heat sauce to simmer in small non stick skillet.
  2. Meanwhile place cheese on shell and toast until cheese is melted.
  3. Break two eggs, separating them, into simmering sauce.
  4. Cover and cook until set (I like the yolk slightly runny). Approximately 3-4 minutes.
  5. Place cooked shell on place. Top with eggs and sauce. Season if needed but sauce is already seasoned.
Most Helpful

Made a great brunch for me today before I ran out the door! I didn't have a taco shell, so used a whole grain tortilla and put in a 350* oven for about 10 minutes to crisp, simmered the egg in salsa, and used mozzarella cheese. So good and easy too! Thanks Vicki! Made for Everyday is a Holiday tag.

Sharon123 December 04, 2009