Breakfast of champions: huevos rancheros


One of the perks of marrying a chef is that you’ll never go hungry. And when they get inspired by something, boy are you in for a treat. Take this ‘huevos rancheros’ breakfast beast. It’s a solid favourite of hubby’s and mine for a lazy morning together. We get precious little time together as he works shifts and I’m a slave at the office, but when we do, we tend to spend it eating delicious stuff (and drinking bonkers beers if it’s past midday).


I mean, what’s better way to spend time together than sharing something that tantalises the tastebuds? Nothing, I tells ya. Especially if you don’t have to cook it all by your lonesomes.


This bad boy might look super complicated – but fear not, it isn’t really. It’s just time consuming.


Here’s the recipe for the breakfast of champions:



olive oil

1 onion , peeled and finely sliced

2 cloves of garlic , peeled and finely sliced

2 red peppers , deseeded and finely sliced

2 fresh red or orange chillies , deseeded and finely sliced

1 large dried chilli

3 fresh bay leaves

sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

2 x 400 g tins of chopped tomatoes

2 large tomatoes , sliced

6 large eggs

Cheddar cheese , to serve


What to do:
  1. Get a large frying pan (must come with a lid) on a high heat and splash s
    ome olive oil on it. Add the onion, garlic, peppers, fresh and dried chillies, bay leaves and a good pinch of salt and pepper. Stir and cook for 15 minutes to soften and caramelize the veg. Pour in your tinned tomatoes and use break them up a bit in the pan. Bring to the boil, then turn down to a medium heat and cook until the sauce starts to reduce down.


  1. When you’ve got a nice thick tomato stew consistency, lay your sliced tomatoes over the top of the mixture, then use a spoon to make small “wells” in the tomato stew, and crack in your eggs so they poach in the thick, delicious juices. Season, put the lid on and let the eggs cook for around 3 to 4 minutes (you want the middle runny, you see).


  1. Take the lid off and check your eggs by giving them a little poke. When they’re done to your liking, turn the heat off and take the pan to the table with some warm break (for dunking purposes), your Cheddar and off you go. Enjoy!


How’s about it honeys? What you having for breakfast?


  • The Sunday Mode

    I’ve always heard of this meal but I’ve never tried it before or really known what went into it! It looks super tasty though.

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

  • Okay. This just made me hungry in this morning. Would love to try this on my rest day for my hubby. Looks yummy, makes me drool.. 😀

  • Ok I need to keep an eye out for hot, single chefs! Hahah. Thanks for the recipe!

  • You’re one lucky lady Katja! I absolutely love huevos rancheros for breakfast, my favourite neighbourhood cafe makes a killer one. I’ve never made one myself at home, but feeling inspired now 🙂 Thanks for sharing this!

  • I shouldn’t be reading these while I’m hungry haha 😀 that looks so delicious! Although, it feels like it might be a bit heavy for me to try to eat at mornings because I’m used to rye bread & fruits haha 😀

  • Rhiannon Howard

    This looks soo yummy, thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Oh my goodness. This looks so yummy. Definitely adding it to my meal list next week!

  • Wow this looks delicious! 😀

  • This looks delicious, and I bet this is the best hangover breakfast 😉

  • Se manfique! what an awesome recipe thanks for sharing.

  • I have never eaten this before but feel challenged to try making them for myself! Great recipe!

  • lekker

  • This is making me hungry now! Love to be creative and prepare something with my breakfast. I will definitely try this out soon. 😉

  • I’ve never heard of this breakfast. It looks like it can easily be made vegan though!

  • Wow this dish looks and sounds amazing! Will definitely have to whip it up soon

  • Spending little time together should be worth it. It can be celebrated with delectable foods like huevos rancheros.

  • Catvills

    this is really a champion!! what a great breakfast!!

  • That sounds amazing! I love having breakfast and sharing good food with my husband. It’s always a nice way to spend time together.

  • See and I told all my friends they should marry a mechanic like me. He can’t cook but everything in my house and garage gets fixed on the cheap. I wonder if he wants go to culinary school. lol

  • CourtneyLynne

    Oooo so much yumminess!! huevos rancheros looks like one delicious meal!!

  • Looks delicious. I have never tried Huevos. Thank you for the recipe.

  • Sondra Barker

    Yum, I love huevos rancheros! It’s super easy and delicious.

  • I have never tried Huevos in my life. It looks absolutely tasty! The recipe is also quite simple to follow and I must try this!