Huevos Rancheros

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.

For the recipe, be sure to hop over to The Kitchenthusiast, the KitchenAid blog for the recipe. You will love it as much as I did.

Huevos Rancheros
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 the full directions, visit The Kitchenthusiast.
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