Baked Chipotle Huevos Rancheros

Baked Chipotle Huevos Rancheros

Author Notes:

An alternative to fried huevos rancheros with a kick of heat from chipotles and homemade tomato salsa.


Serves: 2


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • sea salt
  • ground black pepper
  • 1 chipotle in adobo, chopped
  • 4 eggs, whole
  • 1/2 cup Monterrey Jack or Jalapeno Jack, divided
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro for garnish
In This Recipe


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F
  2. In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, add the olive oil, onion, bell pepper, jalapeño, garlic and oregano. Season with salt and pepper and cook over medium-high heat, stirring, until the onions are lightly browned, about 5 minutes.
  3. Spoon the sauce into 2 individual serving dishes and stack the tortilla chips on their edges along the sides.
  4. Crack 2 eggs into each dish and sprinkle each with 1/4 cup cheese
  5. Set the dishes on a baking sheet and bake until egg whites are firm but yolks are still runny, about 15 minutes (or a minute or 2 longer if you want the yolks loose but not runny)
  6. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro and serve.

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