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Huevos Rancheros

Depending on which part of Mexico you’re in, Huevos Rancheros can take different forms. From the way, it’s presented to the type of tomato used, but we think there’s no right or wrong way as long as it tastes delicious!

This is the Gran Luchito take on huevos rancheros. We poached the eggs in a slow-cooked tomato and red pepper sauce made spicy with some Gran Luchito Chipotle Paste. They are then served on soft flour tortillas (but works just as well on thick slices of toast). This is a great idea for breakfast/brunch when you’ve got the time to make it. It’s everything you need to set yourself up for a productive day.

Check out some of our other Gran Luchito Breakfast recipe ideas.

  • Prep time

    30 mins

  • Cook time

    20 mins

  • Total time

    50 mins

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  • Serves


How to make it


  1. Heat a good slug of oil in a large pan (with a lid for later) on a low–medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, peppers, chipotle chilli paste and bay leaves and season with salt and pepper. You can also add the chopped coriander stalks. Fry the vegetables for about 15 minutes until starting to soften.
  2. Add the fresh and canned tomatoes, then stir in the sugar to balance the acidity of the tomatoes. Mix together and cook for another 10 minutes, or until it is reducing down to a nice, rich sauce. Taste and adjust the seasoning.
  3. Use a food processor to blend about three-quarters of the sauce until completely smooth. Return it to the pan and mix in.
  4. Preheat the grill.
  5. Now, make four spaces in the sauce, evenly spaced out, with a wooden spoon. Crack each egg into its own space. Put the lid on and cook for about 4 minutes until the eggs are almost, but not completely, cooked. This is important. Take the pan off the heat while they’re still undercooked.
  6. Sprinkle with the cheese and flash under a hot grill for a few minutes to melt the cheese and finish off the eggs.
  7. Sprinkle with the coriander leaves and serve with warm tortillas or some nice crusty toasted bread.


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