1. Food
Send to a Friend via Email
You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

Ranchero Sauce

User Rating 5 Star Rating (3 Reviews)


Huevos Rancheros
Annabelle Breakey/Digital Vision/Getty Images
A delicious and versatile sauce perfect for making Huevos Rancheros with or use it to top grilled chicken or fish.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 1/4 cup of chopped onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1 serrano or jalapeno chile, seeded and diced
  • 3 cups diced tomatoes.
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground chile
  • Salt to taste


Start by heating the oil, and saute the garlic, serrano and onions for 2-3 minutes. Reduce the heat and add in the tomatoes. Cook the tomatoes for about 5 or 6 minutes until they become wilted. Roma's may need more cooking time as they are not as juicy. Add in the seasonings and simmer for about 5 more minutes. You can serve the sauce as is, or you can let the sauce cool and blend it.
User Reviews

Reviews for this section have been closed.

 5 out of 5
Ranchero sauce, Member steeldust5

Everyones tastes vary but even so this recipe is nearly perfect for what I was looking for. I tweaked it just a bit with 4 med. Green Chile's and a little more garlic. Now it is even better than what I was paying a small fortune for in a great Mexican restaurant. Huevos Rancheros here I come!!

12 out of 12 people found this helpful.

See all 3 reviews

  1. About.com
  2. Food
  3. Mexican Food
  4. Salsas and Sauces
  5. Mexican Sauces
  6. Mexican Ranchero Spicy Sauce Recipe

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.