Huevos Rancheros Wraps

by jenna on March 9, 2012

Happy Friday!

Guess what? I am currently in Mexico, soaking sunshine in my bones and digging my toes in the sand. It’s awful…really! Seriously though, I’m taking a short vacation and will be back in a few days. When I return, I’ll give you guys all the juicy deets—promise!  We’ve had this vacay planned for awhile and I found an ahhh-mazing deal for it online, which I’ll also explain soon.

In my other life, I was totally a travel agent.

In the meantiiiiiiiiiiiiiime….how about a huevos rancheros wrap? And maybe a la paloma? It is Friday, after all.

This is totally one of those “recipes” that isn’t really a recipe at all and to be totally honest, I feel a little silly even posting this when it’s just something I make for lunch for myself on pretty much a daily basis.

Okay, maybe not daily basis…but definitely three-times-a-week-basis.

Ever since my neighbor turned hair stylist (yes, you heard that right) gave me some farm fresh eggs, I’ve been a total egg monster. Scrambled eggs for breakfast, huevos rancheros wraps for lunch, omelets for dinner…I’m on a roll and cannot be stopped.

If you have been reading this blog for more than three days, you know about my obsession with cilantro. I ADORE cilantro! But did you know that some people actually have a genetic aversion to it? To them, it tastes just like soap.

My biggest issue with making these wraps is rolling them up after I’ve overstuffed them with eggs, beans, salsa and avocado. You’d have thought I would have learned my lesson by now, but I’m still rollin’. And rollin’…and rollin’….

But when you wrap it up tightly in tin foil, it becomes the perfect little portable meal to go! I love when things work out like that.

Have a wonderful weekend, friends!

Huevos Rancheros Wraps

makes 4 wraps

Print this recipe!


4 large whole grain tortillas

8 eggs

1-2 avocados

1 bunch cilantro

1 15-oz can black beans, drained and rinsed OR homemade!

1 bunch cilantro, minced


oil or butter to fry eggs


Heat oil or butter over medium high heat. Add eggs and fry until cooked through (you can either scramble or keep the yolks whole).

Heat the tortillas, then layer black beans, fried eggs, salsa, slices of avocado and cilantro in each. Be careful to leave room so you can wrap up your tortilla!


10 minutes



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Kathryn March 9, 2012 at 3:31 am

Have a wonderful holiday Jenna! Thanks for leaving us with such a delicious recipe :)


Heather C March 9, 2012 at 3:42 am

Hope you’re loving Mexico!
I just had to comment since I am a travel consultant and state that our main goal
Is to provide the best overall Value to our clients all while educating the consumer on what’s good/not good and why…not getting them the best ‘deal’ because that doesn’t always hold value :)
I obviously realize you said that because you’re happy with what you found but
I’m always trying to help our generation (I’m 25!) understand what a travel consultant can do nowadays!
(stepping off soapbox now!)


katymoo March 23, 2012 at 8:56 am

I agree! ‘Best deal’ can be a huge waste of money if you aren’t careful. ‘You get what you pay for’ is most often very true. Now, off to find some eggs for this recipe…


mary (sisters running the kitchen) March 9, 2012 at 4:05 am

awesome! i just got back from Mexico a couple of weeks ago. I loved it!!!!! What part of Mexico are you visiting?? this wrap looks delicious…I’ll have to try it out!


Corina March 9, 2012 at 4:12 am

It looks amaazing. Cilantro is my favourite herb and I don’t know how I would cook so many of my favourite dishes without it!


Serena March 9, 2012 at 4:34 am

That looks delicious! I can’t wait to try it. I am a huge egg fan. I buy my eggs from SAMs in the 36 count.


Annie @ What's Annie Making? March 9, 2012 at 4:36 am

This looks like the perfect breakfast! I never understood how people did not like cilantro until I learned about the genetics too. I’m glad I don’t have that gene!!! Have fun in Mexico.


Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat March 9, 2012 at 4:50 am

Mmm tasty! Have a wonderful time in Mexico Jenna, and I can’t wait to hear about it!!


Molly @ RDexposed March 9, 2012 at 4:59 am

If so, hope you brought Dexter along to serve as ring bearer.


MyThy as in "Mighty" March 9, 2012 at 5:38 pm

I wish there was a “LIKE” button here! LoL


kathleen @ the daily crumb March 9, 2012 at 5:02 am

sometimes simple is best! hope you’re enjoying some much deserved r & r :)


Sarah March 9, 2012 at 5:33 am

I’m crazy about farm fresh eggs, too! You’re wrap looks delicious- definitely something to add to my lunch repertoire.


The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh March 9, 2012 at 5:40 am

Oh my Mr is going to LOVE this! He just discovered huevos rancheros last year in San Fran and has been obsessed ever since. Have a great time in Mexico! Ole! (Do they actually say that there??)


jenna March 9, 2012 at 5:43 am

OHHHHHHHHHH how freakin fun!!! soak up some sun for me! :)

i love these kind of recipes, simple and delicious!
have a great weekend!


Heather Michelle @ A Sweet Simple Life March 9, 2012 at 5:48 am

Yummy!! Definately making these this weekend. Have so much fun on your vacay… so jealous, you’ll be tan in March!


Ginny March 9, 2012 at 6:04 am

I am so jealous!! I’ll just make this and pretend I’m there, a la It’s a Wonderful Life.


Maria March 9, 2012 at 6:12 am

What a great breakfast!


Shelley March 9, 2012 at 6:29 am

mmmm sounds delish. I will have to make these soon!


faith @ For the Health of It March 9, 2012 at 6:32 am

So glad I’m not one of the cilantro-avese – I love that stuff! And you are so right about farm fresh eggs being the absolute best thing ever. I’ve started craving them for every meal!


Jessica March 9, 2012 at 6:36 am

Girl, you go on more vacations than anyone I know! Lucky, lucky you. :)


Margarita March 9, 2012 at 6:38 am

Have fun in Mexico! Geez, when you live in California, isn’t the nice weather vacay enough? 😉 I’m just jealous! This belly filling deliciousness is perfect for a Saturday morning. PS I have a friend who can’t eat cilantro for that very reason. Feel so bad for him.


Emilie @ Emilie's Enjoyables March 9, 2012 at 6:56 am

I’m sooo glad I don’t have that genetic malfunction :)


Rachel March 9, 2012 at 6:57 am

I feel so sad for people who don’t like cilantro. They’re seriously missing out! I LOVE it, and pile it onto any Mexican dish I make.


Amber K March 10, 2012 at 10:53 am

Exactly what I was going to say. Love cilantro!!


Jacqueline@digintobooks March 9, 2012 at 7:00 am

Have fun in Mexico! This looks too good to pass up-looks like a hearty, anytime meal!


Urban Wife March 9, 2012 at 7:01 am

Enjoy Mexico ~ can’t wait to hear the juicy deets! My family jokes that I’m their travel agent since everyone is always asking me to plan their trips. Ha!
Anyway this recipe is super timely. Just last weekend, my husband was begging me to make huevos rancheros. I never have and now I don’t have anymore excuses. Thanks!!


Elisabeth March 9, 2012 at 7:04 am

Have fun South of the border! I totally need to take more vacations…


Natalie @ Cooking for My Kids March 9, 2012 at 7:13 am

This looks like a perfectly amazing breakfast. I cannot wait to try it.

And, I cannot wait to hear about your Mexican vacation deal. I could use some sand in my toes. :) Happy Friday!


amy walters, aDESIGNdock March 9, 2012 at 7:26 am

Ooh…..have a lovely rest of your holiday in Mexico, you lucky girl! I’m currently staring at a blanket of snow and not really liking what I see. LOL!
And as for these Huevos Rancheros Wraps…yay! I am a huge fan of eggs and find it oh so easy to prepare for myself. However, I tend to be pretty boring and just scramble up some eggs. Loving this equally simple, yet so much more interesting egg dish. Definitely going to try this one out!


Mikaela Cowles March 9, 2012 at 7:27 am

I love wraps. They are so versatile. And, I’m incredibly jealous. Have fun and travel safe.


Bev Weidner March 9, 2012 at 7:34 am

This wrap ain’t messing around!


Carolyn March 9, 2012 at 7:50 am

Yea, I’m one of those people who doesn’t like cilantro. I’ve tried. Boo. But other than that, the wraps look awesome!


Gina @ Running to the Kitchen March 9, 2012 at 8:08 am

I’ve heard that about cilantro with some people. I have to say I am SO glad to not be one of them. I could eat that stuff straight from the ground in mouthfuls. Ok, maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration but seriously, it makes everything so tasty! Enjoy Mexico, I’d kill for some sand + sun right now!


Kelly March 9, 2012 at 8:12 am

I am totally making these sometime soon. It looks delicious!!

I also adore cilantro. I used to work as a cashier and whenever anyone bought cilantro I would take a huge deep breath to take in the delicious scent.


Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) March 9, 2012 at 8:16 am

I would be so sad if cilantro tasted like soap.


Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning March 9, 2012 at 8:17 am

That is a really interesting fact about the cilantro! I really like it, but know many people who HATE it! I love the combination of eggs and avocado (and tomato)- I should start bringing wraps like this for lunch!
Have a great vacation!


Megha March 9, 2012 at 8:38 am

Have a great Vacay and come back all recharged !
I pack a similar version for school lunch with my 7 yr old . Such a healthy and nutritious meal for active little ones!


Moni'sMeals March 9, 2012 at 8:44 am

Yes, YES Please! Love meals exactly like this. This is what I order out usually.

Have a great time in Meeeexico! Relax, Live, and Have fun. :)


Averie @ Averie Cooks March 9, 2012 at 8:45 am

Have fun in Mexico, Jenna!!! You deserve it and glad you found a great deal on it, too.

Enjoy your time down there!


Annie March 9, 2012 at 8:50 am

This recipe looks terrific!

I was wondering though if you meant to list cilantro twice in the ingredients list? (If you meant to, that’s all good cos I love the stuff!)


Sharon March 9, 2012 at 10:45 am

Oh how fun! I’ve never been to Mexico-I’d really be interested in all the details of your trip-hope you post lots of pictures! And I will def. be making this wrap for breakfast tomorrow. With plenty of cilantro.


rose March 9, 2012 at 10:51 am

Oh wow I despiiiiiise cilantro, it really tastes just like soap to me, blegh, aaand my mum and aunts are exactly the same!! I never knew it actually was a genetic thing?! I never understood how people even like it, let alone love it! Good to know!


Heather March 9, 2012 at 2:03 pm

the genetic assumption is just a theory.. by the way…. you could learn to like cilantro if you wanted to :)


erin @WELL in L.A. March 9, 2012 at 11:23 am

I love extended weekends in Mexico! And Mexican food… and the fact that this is a super easy little breakfast to make, wrap up and take to the beach here in SoCal. You know, for the weekends when hopping on a plane isn’t an option!


Deanna B. March 9, 2012 at 11:34 am

I could eat eggs for every meal. And I am a chronic egg burrito over stuffer. Its a curse.


Hilliary @Happily Ever Healthy March 9, 2012 at 12:04 pm

This wrap looks delicious! I really need to branch out with my breakfast. I usually have oatmeal everyday!


Angela @ Happy Fit Mama March 9, 2012 at 12:28 pm

Huevos Rancheros are awesome! I love putting salsa on eggs so adding beans and cilantro makes it all better.

A beach vacation in Mexico is necessary for March. Enjoy!


Deborah March 9, 2012 at 1:18 pm

So jealous – I could totally go for some tropical sun right now!! And these sound AMAZING!!


Heather March 9, 2012 at 2:02 pm

Actually, that’s just a theory about genetic aversion. If you ask me, you can learn to like anything! There are several foods I wasn’t crazy about at first, but learned to like and now really love. It’s all about being adventurous and giving new things a try :)


Joss March 9, 2012 at 5:11 pm

Sounds amazing!!!! Live it up girl!


Laurel March 9, 2012 at 5:36 pm

Wraps are the greatest way to take your meal on the go! Ever since I tried those spinach wraps at Starbucks a few years ago, I tried my hand on one at home and they are my favorite thing to wrap in a warm tortilla.

Have fun in MEXICO! Adios!


Kristen @ notsodomesticated March 9, 2012 at 5:38 pm

I love cilantro … I can’t imagine having that aversion to it! And the wraps look delicious. I also have a difficult time wrapping my wraps. 😉 They always want to fall apart!


Liz March 9, 2012 at 6:29 pm

Apparently the “genetic aversion” is a not yet proven theory. I think for some it is an acquired taste. I used to HATE it with a passion, and thought that it smelled and tasted like soap. Now… I’m obsessed, too, and can’t get enough of it. I don’t know how/when the change occurred, but it did.

Anyway, oddly, I was just reading about huevos rancheros on a recipe website. I like this version!


Brittany @ Brittany Cooks March 9, 2012 at 6:59 pm

My stomach is growling just looking at these pictures. It’s breakfast time in Beijing…and I’m starving!


Mel @ Post Grad Mel March 9, 2012 at 11:10 pm

This is totally random (as in not related to Mexico, Huevos Rancheros, or the food aspect of your blog) but…you should totally check out “Downton Abbey” when you get the chance. It’s a Masterpiece Classic series and airs on PBS! I know you love period dramas, and I bet you’d love this one! It takes place just following the sinking of the Titanic and follows the lives of a Lord, his family, and servants. I started watching “Mad Men” after you mentioned it and was hooked, thought I’d return the favor! :)


Serena March 10, 2012 at 8:27 pm

We had guacomole today too! So delicious. And those doggies are adorable.


Kristina March 11, 2012 at 7:01 am

o yum! I’d love this for lunch today, eggs are a staple for me but I’m always too lazy to dress them up much, I think its time I started! Hope you’re having a great trip too! I’m heading to Mexico in a couple weeks for Spring Break and I’m sooooooo excited! All I want to do is eat guacamole and chips and lay on the beach :)


Emily @ Life on Food March 11, 2012 at 1:42 pm

OK it made not be a true recipe but I would love to have some one have it ready for me in the morning. Looks delicious. Being in New England the Huevos Rancheros are no where near where they need to be.


cluttercafe March 11, 2012 at 8:05 pm

These look awesome! Thanks and enjoy your vacation. I’m jealous


Jess@recipesandrunning March 11, 2012 at 9:50 pm

That looks like home-made salsa! Would love a recipe for that too! And maybe a mango salsa…mmmm….


Sando March 13, 2012 at 6:59 am

YUMMEE! I have a certain soft-spot for breakfast wraps. These look incredible. Gorgeous photography, as always. Thanks for sharing!


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