An authentic huevos rancheros recipe with homemade red chile paste, fried eggs and refried beans.

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.

An authentic huevos rancheros recipe with homemade red chile paste, fried eggs and refried beans.

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.

An authentic huevos rancheros recipe with homemade red chile paste, fried eggs and refried beans.
Yield: 4

Huevos Rancheros

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


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.

Serve immediately.

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