Huevos Rancheros Egg Cups

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Huevos rancheros egg cups are a delicious, gluten free brunch treat, made with eggs, salsa, cheese and spices, baked inside of corn tortillas.

Mexican egg cups close up

They’re also a great way to use up leftover salsa. Baking them in a muffin tin enables you to cook a dozen (or more) at once. (This post was originally published on December 30th, 2013, and has been updated to contain nutritional information. As an Amazon Affiliate, I earn commission on qualifying purchases.)

Feel free to improvise! I sometimes make them with Hatch chiles. You can jazz them up with hotter sauce, depending on your crowd. I used a medium spicy enchilada sauce for my guests, and serve the extras on the side so everyone can dress them up to suit their taste.

Ingredients for this recipe

  • 1 dozen eggs (this recipe make 12 egg cups or enough for 6 people to have 2 each)
  • Enchilada sauce
  • Grated cheese
  • Salsa

Serve sour cream, sliced green onions, extra salsa, chopped Hatch chiles, guacamole, or cilantro on the side.

huevos rancheros condiments

How to make Huevos Rancheros Egg Cups

Grease a muffin tin. This muffin tin is the perfect size for egg cups. It’s also silicone which means nothing will stick, especially if you add a bit of oil.

greasing the muffin tin

Small street taco size corn tortillas, about 4″ in diameter, fit into the muffin tin perfectly.

tortillas in tin

If you can’t find 4″ tortillas, you can buy regular sized corn tortillas and cut them down to 4″ in diameter. Add enchilada sauce to bottom of each tortilla

enchilada sauce

Add grated cheese. Crack one egg into each tortilla. Season with salt and pepper.

Raw eggs in muffin tin

Add a little more enchilada sauce.

Enchilada sauce on eggs

Bake. Top with sour cream, salsa, green onions and cilantro.

Mexican egg cups are a delicious, gluten free brunch treat, made with fluffy eggs, salsa, cheese and spices, baked inside of corn tortillas. |
Huevos Rancheros Egg Cups

Perfect for a Mexican style brunch!

Using a muffin tin (or two) means you can bake one or two dozen eggs at a time and they’ll all come out of the oven at the same time and hot! What would a Mexican brunch be without Margaritas?

Margarita bar

This Margarita Party is a great way to entertain. Everyone can make their own custom margarita. Don’t forget the Guacamole!

Huevos rancheros egg cups

Mexican Egg cups

Huevos Rancheros Egg Cups

Huevos Rancheros egg cups are perfect for a crowd. 2 eggs per serving.
5 from 17 votes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6 people
Calories 341 kcal


  • 1 dozen eggs
  • 12 corn tortillas smallest size (4" diameter)
  • 1 10 ounce can enchilada sauce
  • 1 cup cheddar divided, (grated (Mexican cojita or pepper jack would be great as well)

Condiments to serve on the side

  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro chopped
  • 2 green onions sliced
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup Hatch chiles diced


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Oil the sides and bottom of a muffin tin.
  • Soften 12 small, 4" tortillas in the oven or microwave, until soft and flexible, about 25 seconds for 4 tortillas.
  • Press tortillas into each cup.
  • Add 1-2 Tablespoons of enchilada sauce into the bottom of each tortilla cup.
  • Divide 1/2 cup grated cheese between each tortilla cup.
  • Crack an egg on top of sauce and cheese mixture.
  • Season with kosher salt and cracked pepper.
  • Top each egg with 1-2 teaspoons additional enchilada sauce.
  • Bake in the center of the oven for approximately 20 minutes for a soft egg.
  • Serve with salsa, sour cream, cilantro and green onions on the side.


Serving: 1personCalories: 341kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 19gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 352mgSodium: 428mgPotassium: 326mgFiber: 4gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 915IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 248mgIron: 2mg
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!
Mexican egg cups are gluten free and a great way to make eggs for a brunch!
Mexican egg cups are gluten free and a great way to make eggs for a brunch!

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  1. Hi Cynthia – Oh, these look delicious! I have never made anything like this. Thanks so much for sharing with the Let’s Get Real party. I am pinning this to our group board and my own Eat Well board.

  2. 5 stars
    Hi Cynthia
    Thanks for a wonderful idea for our luncheon at our yearly family gathering. We all have to come up with good food and this will get thumps up!! No doubt. Thank you very much !!

  3. I have never seen the small tortillas in my stores. If I make something similar to this then I would cut out the tortillas and with a cookie cutter. But like the idea of a small tortillas much better.

  4. I love how the small tortilla fit in the pan so perfectly. Great breakfast idea for a crowd, since I always struggle to give everyone hot breakfast at the same time when there’s more than 4 of us!

  5. 5 stars
    Thanks so much for sharing these! I didn’t know what to make for brunch this coming weekend as we celebrate Mother’s Day with a Mexican theme! These are perfect!

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