We have a different kind of recipe today! As we get closer to the weekend, brunch is on the mind and these huevos rancheros should happen. Why am I sharing savory food? Well, I’ve been doing a brunch series over on The Kitchenthusiast and if you’ve been following along, we are kicking up our brunch game this year with grapefruit mimosas and savory breakfast danishes. Adding this huevos rancheros to the line up was actually my lab mate’s idea. Being from New Mexico with a Guatamela heritage, she knows a thing or two about authentic recipes and I called upon her expertise to make these huevos rancheros. I only had to bride her with some baby time and mimosas.
Have you ever had huevos rancheros? It’s is a popular Mexican breakfast dish made of eggs, corn tortilla and spicy chili paste. At least those are the key ingredients with room to get creative with add-ins. Starting with a homemade red chile paste, these huevos rancheros are filled with refried beans, tomatoes, avocado and topped with a fried egg. They are pretty hearty, filling and a great way to start a weekend.
For Red Chile Sauce
- 20-25 dried red chile pods, seeds removed
- 4 garlic cloves
- 1 small onion
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 1 cup water
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- 2 teaspoons oregano
For Huevos Rancheros
- 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
- 6-8 corn tortillas
- 6-8 large eggs
- 1 cup refried beans
- ½ cup red chile sauce (recipe above)
- 1 tomato, diced
- 1 avocado, sliced
- 1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped
For red chile sauce
Remove the seeds from the chile pods to ensure the sauce is not too spicy.
In a medium sauce pan, combine all the sauce ingredients and set over medium heat.
Bring to a boil and let simmer for 15-20 minutes until pods are hydrated. Remove from heat and cover for 10 minutes.
Pour the contents of the saucepan into your Kitchen Aid® Torrent™ Magnetic Drive Blender. Blend on “Soup” setting until smooth. This makes about 1 1/2 cups of sauce.
For huevos rancheros
In your Kitchen Aid® Tri-Ply Stainless Steel 10″ Nonstick Skillet, heat the oil over low-medium heat on your Kitchen Aid® Electric Convection Slide-In Range. Warm the corn tortillas in the Skillet for about 30 seconds each side. Set aside.
In the same Skillet, cook the eggs one at a time, to your desirable consistency.
Then, begin assembling your huevos rancheros by spreading a little bit of refried beans onto your tortillas.
Next, add some red chile sauce, followed by some diced tomatoes, avocado and cheese. Top with an egg and some more chile sauce.
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Huevos Rancheros are the best brunch food! Your Kitchenthusiast posts are always my favorite, Zainab! The colorful ingredients and delicious flavors make me want to reach through the screen to grab my breakfast.
Thanks Ashley! The brunch series has been fun and there are so many more recipes to come this year!
Huevos rancheros is one of my favorite brunch meals – SOOOO insanely delicious! And this looks perfect, girlfriend! I totally want to reach through my screen and steal both plates! So Much YUM!! Cheers! <3
These huevos rancheros look so delicious! Love that gorgeous yolk- heading over for the recipe and pinning 🙂
An egg on everything is just the way of life lol!
Oh, I remember those grapefruit mimosas! You knocked it outta the park with those. And now you’re doing it again. Huevos Rancheros are a classic for brunch. We usually stick with yogurt + granola during the week, but weekends are a chance to get a little crazier for breakfast/brunch. I need to try this one ASAP! Pinning right now. 🙂
Hhaha thanks David!! The weekends are the best to relax and have a late breakfast.
It’s my kind of breakfast and this one is a winning recipe! Hope things are getting better on your end with thesis and (hopefully) happy healthy baby and no more stomach flu.
Thanks Linda. Everyone is finally recovered and we are back from the fog. Except I am still in the writing thesis fog lol!
Yes!!! I’ve been dreaming of whipping up some easy huevos rancheros recently–haven’t had this dish in way too long <3
Oh I wish you made it!
This is brunch done right!!! Ahhh! I missed your posts so much, Zainab! So good to be back to your beautiful recipes and photos! <3
Oh how I missed seeing you around too! I love the new site and focus!
Oh, yum! That looks like a great way to start the day 🙂
I agree 🙂
I’ve never had Huevos Rancheros and I think that’s crazy because it looks so good! I’ve really got to change that, and these would be great with a grapefruit mimosa!
Oh I think you will love it Marcie! And I am sure the mimosa will help.
What a perfect brunch dish Zainab! Nice and zesty. My husband Tom would love it!
I love when you share savory and brunch recipes! These Huevos Rancheros look perfect! They would be definitely be a hit at our house!
Haha thanks Kelly! I really should do more savory recipes 🙂 Problem is I always cook at night and never home during the day to take pictures lol!
Whoa! I haven’t had huevos rancheros in forever! I’ll take some with one of your grapefruit mimosas!
It’s time to bring them back.
Huevos rancheros is the perfect brunch food! This would be a hit at our house!
I hope you guys will try this version!
Love Huevos Rancheros! Gotta give this recipe a try!