Fiery Huevos Rancheros Recipe

Servings: 4

Time: 30 min

Diet: GF, DF

Fiery Huevos Rancheros Recipe

A show-stopping brunch recipe

Perfect for getting together with family or friends for a social brunch, this smoky and flavour-packed recipe is simple to make and will keep you going all morning. It can also be conveniently adapted to vegetarian diets. If you have any vegetarians around the table, you can find meat-free chorizo in most mainstream supermarkets, or you could substitute them with meat-free Cumberland-style sausages.

The combination of fluffy potatoes, runny eggs and smoky chorizo makes this recipe filling and full of protein, and most importantly, it’s full of incredible flavour!

A Mexican-inspired breakfast

‘Huevos rancheros’ translates as ‘ranch eggs’. It is a typical Mexican breakfast dish that is normally served with tortillas and salsa. You can also have your eggs scrambled rather than fried.

If you’d like to add some more variations to your huevos rancheros, here are some alternative toppings that we highly recommend:

·        Black or red kidney beans

·        Sliced or mashed avocado

·        Grated cheese

·        Rice

Enhance your dish with authentic ingredients

Hailing straight from the Mediterranean, we have a fantastic selection of tasty ingredients to bring your home cooking together flawlessly. Here’s what we have specially selected to complement the spices in this recipe:

Familia Suarez Patatas Bravas Sauce

Familiar Suarez Patatas Bravas Sauce



This spicy condiment is made using the highest quality ingredients and makes the perfect accompaniment to all types of meat, fish, and potatoes dishes. This is a versatile sauce that’s also great for dipping crispy potato wedges or chips, nachos, or other finger snacks. It’s the perfect addition to this particular recipe as it effortlessly complements the smokiness from the chorizo, paprika and chipotle paste and adds a little more colour to the finished dish.
Casa Rinaldi Extra Virgin Olive Oil with Garlic
Casa Rinaldi Extra Virgin Olive Oil with Garlic (250ml)


Our flavour-infused oils are the easiest way to add a burst of flavour to any recipe. We’ve chosen the garlic-infused oil by Casa Rinaldi in this case to power up the garlic base with this intense and very aromatic flavour. If you’d like a little extra heat, why not try the chilli-infused oil instead?
Familia Suarez Diced Garlic
Familia Suarez Diced Garlic


Made using purple garlic, this diced garlic from Familia Suarez adds some intense flavour to this recipe which blends perfectly with the smoky, meaty chorizo!

Fiery Huevos Rancheros Recipe


2 tsp Familia Suarez Diced Garlic

A handful of flat-leaf parsley, stalks and leaves separated, stalks chopped

1 red pepper, de-seeded and sliced

1 yellow pepper, de-seeded and sliced

300g ripe tomatoes

500g baby new potatoes, halved

2 tbsp Casa Rinaldi Extra Virgin Olive Oil with Garlic

75g good-quality chorizo, sliced

½ tsp sweet smoked paprika

½ fresh red chilli, de-seeded and sliced

4 large free-range eggs

2 tbsp Familia Suarez Patatas Bravas Sauce

1 tbsp Casa Rinaldi Lime Juice

Cooking method
  1. In a pan of plenty of salted water, cook the potatoes for 15 minutes, or until soft and tender. Once ready, drain them and leave aside to cool.

  2. Heat the oil in a large oven-proof frying pan or dish over a medium heat. Add the chorizo pieces and fry for 3-4 minutes, until golden.

  3. Add the garlic and parsley stalks and cook for another 2 minutes. Then, add the peppers, paprika and chilli. On a low heat, continue to cook for around 10 minutes until the peppers and soft and turning golden.

  4. In the meantime, pre-heat the grill to medium-high. Using a masher, slightly squash the cooked potatoes and add them to the frying pan. Turn the heat back up for cook for a few more minutes, stirring regularly.

  5. Add the tomatoes and continue to cook for 5 minutes until the tomatoes have softened.

  6. Make 4 wells in the pan and crack an egg into each one. Let the eggs fry for a couple of minutes, then transfer the pan to the grill for 2-3 minutes. Keep an eye on it at this stage and cook the eggs to your liking.

  7. Once ready, remove from the grill and season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Sprinkle the parsley leaves over the top, a drizzle of lime juice, and serve with a dollop of patatas bravas sauce.

Top tip: you could opt for a drizzle of olive oil over the top if the patatas bravas sauce isn’t quite to your liking. Alternatively, if you’re looking for an extra kick of heat, a hot chilli sauce like sriracha goes perfectly with eggs!  

Like traditional Italians, we’re a social bunch here at Real Italiano. So, our favourite way to serve this dish is in the pan, on a large, wooden chopping board, and simply let everyone dig in and help themselves!