Baked Chipotle Huevos Rancheros

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

Serves: 2


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 jalapeno, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • pepper
  • 1 chipotle in adobo sauce, chopped
  • 4 whole eggs
  • 1/2 cup shredded Monterrey Jack or Jalapeño Jack Cheese, divided
  • 1/4 cup chopped 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. Add the tomato sauce, chipotle and water. Lower heat and simmer until the sauce is slightly thickened, about another 5 minutes. It should stick to the back of a wooden spoon. (If it gets too thick, add a bit more water)
  4. Spoon the sauce into 2 individual serving dishes and stack the tortilla chips on their edges along the sides.
  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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