Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  272
  • Protein  8 g
  • Carbohydrates  15 g
  • Fat  20 g
  • Cholesterol  212 mg
  • Sodium  139 mg
  • Potassium  160 mg
  • Phosphorus  135 mg
  • Calcium  52 mg
  • Fiber  1.8 g

Huevos Rancheros

DaVita dietitians, Kara and Maria from Arizona, have put together a regional menu of favorite foods from the Southwest. Here is their recipe for a dialysis-friendly version of Huevos Rancheros.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita dietitian Maria from Arizona.

Portions: 2     Serving size: 1 tortilla, 1 egg


  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 corn tortillas
  • 1/4 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup bell peppers, chopped
  • 2 eggs


  1. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a skillet and crisp the tortillas for about a minute on each side or until they start to brown. Set aside on paper towels to drain.
  2. In the same skillet, sauté the onion and bell pepper until soft. (Add additional oil if needed.) Remove from skillet.
  3. Heat remaining oil in the skillet and cook eggs over easy.
  4. Place one crisp tortilla on each plate and top with egg and sautéed vegetables.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 meat
  • 1 starch
  • 1/2 vegetable, low potassium
  • 4 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • You can eat this dish like a tostada (it may be messy), or use a fork and knife to cut the tortilla.
  • To reduce fat in this recipe, crisp the tortillas in the oven and use a nonstick skillet sprayed with cooking spray to prepare eggs.
  • Crisp tortillas are available at the grocery store.

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Huevos Rancheros

Charlotte2 says:


Very good and tasty

Nov. 08, 2014, 12:26 PM - Inappropriate review?

Huevos Rancheros

suncin says:


Great idea, however, I grew up cooking the egg with the corn tortillas, rotel tomotes or homemade salsa.

Aug. 11, 2014, 7:12 PM - Inappropriate review?

Huevos Rancheros

DylansMomma says:


This was better then I expected, very good. My 3 year old said, "good Momma." So this recipe is going into the Menu rotation in our home. Thank you for sharing.

Aug. 26, 2010, 11:52 AM - Inappropriate review?

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