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Healthy And Easy Breakfast Egg Recipes: How To Make Huevos Revueltos

Updated on March 14, 2011

Healthy Recipes - Huevos Revueltos

I'm sure you've heard of Huevos Rancheros but have you heard of Huevos Revueltos? If you haven't, you are in for a treat.

Huevos Revueltos is another name for Mexican Scrambled Eggs.

Here is another quick and easy breakfast dish that is hearty and healthy all at the same time. It makes a great dish to serve for breakfast or brunch - even for lunch or a light dinner.

You can also make some of the substitutions that I suggest below and have several different delicious variations on this breakfast entrée.

This is a great recipe to start the day with!


Photo Credit:  WikiCommons Tamorlan

Huevos Revueltos Recipe

Makes 4 servings - 2/3 cup of egg mixture and 2 tortillas


  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1 jalapeno pepper
  • 3/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 1-3/4 cups chopped Roma tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt if desired
  • 6 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese with jalapeno peppers
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 8 6-inch corn tortillas, warmed
  • 4 lime wedges if desired
  • Hot pepper sauce like Tabasco if desired


  1. Heat oil in nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Cut jalapeno in half lengthwise (wear gloves).
  3. Discard seeds from one half and leave seeds in remaining half.
  4. Mince/dice both jalapeno halves.
  5. Add jalapeno, green onions and garlic to pan. Sauté for 3 minutes or until tender.
  6. Add tomatoes and salt - cook 2 more minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring frequently.
  7. Add eggs - cook 3 minutes or until they are soft scrambled. Stir constantly.
  8. Sprinkle evenly with cheese and cilantro.
  9. Serve with tortillas, lime wedges, and hot sauce.
  10. Add variations below or make substitutions

This recipe is courtesy Cooking Light magazine

Suggested Substitutions or Changes

  • For a less spicy version of this, remove seeds from both sides of jalapeno pepper
  • Use canned jalapeno instead if you don't have fresh jalapeno
  • Substitute 1-1/2 cups of egg substitute for 6 large eggs
  • Substitute Monterey Jack cheese plain or other varieties for jalapeno pepper cheese
  • Add salsa as a garnish to put on top of the huevos revueltos inside the tortillas
  • Substitute small flour tortillas for corn tortillas
  • Use thin corn tortillas
  • Add warmed black beans, kidney beans or pinto beans (cooked whole) to the tortillas
  • Substitute serrano or other kinds of chiles for jalapenos
  • Add a little bit of diced fried bacon to the eggs
  • Try different kinds of cheeses instead of Monterey Jack like white cheddar or Fontina cheese
  • Substitute a soft cheese like goat cheese


How to Make Mexican Scrambled Eggs - Great Recipe

Huevos Revueltos - in Spanish

How to Make Huevos Rancheros

Mexican Scrambled Eggs with Potatoes


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      Audrey Kirchner 7 years ago from Washington

      Thanks for stopping by, msannec - it is really, really good but my fave is huevos rancheros!

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      msannec 7 years ago from Mississippi (The Delta)

      Yummy! I love Mexican food, and I can't wait to try this one!

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      Audrey Kirchner 7 years ago from Washington

      Thanks, Pamela - I never tried them until a few years ago with Huevos Rancheros and now I love them!

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      Pamela Oglesby 7 years ago from United States

      akirchner, This an interesting hub and I never tried Mexican eggs. Good suggestions.

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      Audrey Kirchner 7 years ago from Washington

      Any day now, Gus! If only....I dream about owning a little cafe where I do little things like soups, sandwiches, salads, desserts and such but Bob says no-no so I must content myself to live vicariously through my recipes - and all the food I cook for friends and family. Thanks so much for stopping in - love the eating the chicken first! Makes sense to me.

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      Gustave Kilthau 7 years ago from USA

      Hi Audrey - Yes indeed. The only way to kill an egg is to eat the chicken first. When are you going to open your restaurant?

      Gus :-)))

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      Audrey Kirchner 7 years ago from Washington

      You are welcome, HH - only wish I could really serve them up to you right over the computer!

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      Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

      Sounds great but I don't think I can get these ingredients over here. Thank you for putting it all together.