Baked Huevos Rancheros with Spicy Tomato Sauce

Ahh! The egg! It is such a small ingredient yet packs a powerful punch. It might be single handily the only ingredient that is so controversial as how to cook it. You would be hard pressed to find anyone who doesn’t have their “preferred” way of eating an egg. Baked, fried, scrambled or hard-boiled, an egg is not just an egg! Now I can honestly eat eggs almost everyday of the week but they do tend to get a little boring and that is why I am so excited to share this recipe with you today.

A spicy tomato sauce with origins from a can and cute little ramekins were the perfect base to create the most amazing eggs you have ever put in your mouth. Traditionally, huevos rancheros are fried eggs served on hot corn tortillas and smothered in cooked salsa. I took this idea and re-created the dish in individual portions while keeping the tradition alive and well. I first lightly fried the tortillas in oil until they were slightly crispy and puffy yet still pliable. Then I created my spicy tomato sauce (a.k.a. the salsa) using a can of diced tomatoes, garlic, lime, Mexican adobe powder and onions. Finally I brought it all home with a mouth-watering layer of tortillas, spicy sauce, cheese and egg.

Amazing. They were simply amazing and my favorite part was breaking off a piece of my lightly fried tortilla and dipping it into the egg and sauce. Spell-bounding! It is a perfect brunch and vegetarian dish and this recipe makes enough spicy tomato sauce to leave you with just the right amount to use on top of my chicken and avocado grill cheese sandwiches I will be showing you next week! Stay tuned!

Baked Huevos Rancheros with Spicy Tomato Sauce
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • ½ tsp salt and pepper each
  • 1 tsp Mexican adobe powder
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • 1 TBSP olive oil
  • 2 TBSP canola oil
  • 4 tortillas
  • 1 cup of shredded cheese ( of your choice )
  1. First prepare the spicy tomato sauce. Heat the olive oil in a medium saucepan and cook the onions and garlic for 5-6 minutes. Add in the can of diced tomatoes, salt, pepper, adobe powder, cumin and oregano. Cover and turn to medium-low. Cook for 10-15 minutes. Set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the canola oil in a large skillet and lightly fry the tortillas one at a time until slightly brown on each side. Set aside.
  3. To assemble, place the tortilla in the bottom of each ramekin and push down to make a bowl shape. Place a heaping spoonful of the spicy tomato sauce in the bottom. Next add in some cheese then crack the egg on top. Bake at 375 for 10 minutes. Remove and place remaining shredded cheese on top and a spoonful of the spicy tomato sauce. Return to the oven and turn oven to broil-bake until cheese is melted- 1-2 minutes.



  1. val

    You know a way to please my tummy. Always, such yummy food.

    1. Kitchen Belleicious

      ha- looks who is talking. you always have the food I am craving the most when I visit ya:)

  2. daphne

    oh yeah! The amazing egg! I have it nearly every day and never get bored of it. You got it right there- tomatoes and eggs are perfect for each other.

    1. kbelleicious

      Thanks Daphne I bet you make some killer eggs

  3. Eva

    Bar none, one of my favourite egg dishes is the Heuvos Rancheros. We make ours with refried beans and a really spicy “angry sauce” that would make your toes curl. I love the small ramekin portion too, and it’s so easy and such a beautiful presentation for brunch guests. It’s just missing a great big dollop of sour cream or Greek yogurt.

    1. kbelleicious

      Sour cream! Genius never thought to put it on there and that sauce sounds amazing!

  4. Tara

    I love eating breakfast for dinner during the week! It’s so easy when my husband and I work late and don’t have a lot of time to cook a full meal. This would be perfect! I could eat eggs every day too!!

    1. kbelleicious

      Oh yes! Eggs are the perfect quick dish. So glad you like!

  5. Lena

    oh, i love how you served them in small bowls, easier to eat and the sauce sounds delicious! break the tortilla, wipe the sauce over and eat with the egg…yum!!

    1. kbelleicious

      I know! I think dipping the tortilla in the sauce was my favorite part! Thanks for stopping by!

  6. Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking

    Oh this I am sure is really delicious and it just looks so pretty and colorful also!!

  7. Shawn

    I am sooo into huevos rancheros and can’t wait to have this for my Wednesday breakfast!

  8. Biren @ Roti n Rice

    I like how you have made them into individual portions. Love the presentation! I would like to give it a try soon.

  9. Velva

    I think eggs are under appreciated-Eggs like you wrote are so versatile. I eat them often. Our family probably goes through 2-dozen fresh eggs a week.

    This is a great family dinner recipe. I definitely have to put this one on the list.


    1. Kitchen Belleicious

      2 dozen? That is alot of eggs Velva but I can believe it with you being such an amazing cook!

  10. Maureen @ Orgasmic Chef

    I love this dish and the photos are wonderful!

  11. vianney

    great idea to serve in individual bowls!! love the crispy tortillas and the spicy sauce. YUMMY!

  12. kitchen flavours

    Wow, my kids would love me more if this is their brunch! Looks so delicious, eggs are always a favourite in my house, anyway they are done! Thanks for sharing!

  13. Baker Street

    Breakfast for dinner is so my thing! Lovely clicks and delicious recipe, J! 🙂

  14. Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen

    These are darling. They would be fabulous to serve to house guests. A day doesn’t go by that we don’t eat breakfast. Will be pinning this.

  15. SharleneT

    I’m going to do these two ways: first, as you’ve shown with a whole egg per portion and, then, actually scrambling the egg to make more for sharing at the Midtown Market. The world must taste this. Love the salsa mix. Thanks for sharing and come visit when you can.

  16. Balvinder

    This little egg is full of nutrition and I love that you served in tortilla bowls.

  17. Bree

    Oh my gosh did you make this recipe up? It looks absolutely delicioso!

  18. Mandy - The Complete Cook Book

    Oh my Belle, what a beautiful and delicious dish!
    🙂 Mandy

  19. Malli

    Very cute, spicy and wholesome breakfast ..I am clearly very impressed and will make these next weekend!!

  20. yummychunklet

    What a fun way to serve eggs for breakfast! Just a hint of spicy!

  21. torry

    so creative. you have done it again

  22. Kristy

    Spicy tomato sauce and ramekins…these are a few of my favorite things! And your photos ate just gorgeous!

  23. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen

    I’m all about eggs! They are so tasty and good for you too.

  24. Nami | Just One Cookbook

    I need to make mine soon! This one looks so good! I don’t have good brunch menus and this will be added to my to make list. I can’t wait to try. It looks cute, a little fancy, and DELICIOUS. Everything you make is so good. You never let readers down!

  25. Blond Duck

    I can’t wait to make this for breakfast for dinner!

  26. Jed Gray (sportsglutton)

    That is what I call an awesome looking huevos rancheros. You’ve got my mind working now Jessica!! 🙂

    1. Kitchen Belleicious

      that is my goal! To get my readers creative in the kitchen! Glad you like:)

  27. Tina (PinayInTexas)

    What a fabulous way to serve eggs! Totally gorgeous and tasty!

  28. kankana

    I call my egga-holic 🙂 They are just not good for healthy but always yum no matter which way you prep it!

    1. Kitchen Belleicious

      I love it- your an eggholic and I am a cookieholic! wonder if we can mix those two and come up with a cookie egg? LOL! Kidding- doesn’t sound too good:)

  29. Jessica @ Cajunlicious

    This looks so delicious and my husband would love these!

  30. Leslie

    I love eggs but get tired of doing them scrambled as that is how my family has to have them.i think though i could get them to try this! fantastic

  31. Charles

    Controversial in cooking is right… what’s the deal with flipping them over when frying so the yolk all splatters… that’s just wrong! 😀

    Love huevos rancheros… can’t believe I’d never had it until my wife made it for me a few months back!

  32. Jo-Lyn

    These look really good! I haven’t made these before….

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  34. sandie

    Hey Jessica! Long time no comment!! I have been too busy with life to spend time on the computer lately. Love the new look of your blog. that must have been some chore to get it lookin’ so good! best, Sandie

  35. sara@domesticallychallenged

    Another great one! Come make them for me now! Bring the kiddos- I’ll keep them busy while you cook!

  36. Geni

    An absolutely perfect brunch idea. Love this Jessica and yours are so beautiful. Great photos1

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