Huevos rancheros egg cups are a delicious, gluten free brunch treat, made with eggs, salsa, cheese and spices, baked inside of corn tortillas.
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
Serve sour cream, sliced green onions, extra salsa, chopped Hatch chiles, guacamole, or cilantro on the side.
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.
Small street taco size corn tortillas, about 4″ in diameter, fit into the muffin tin perfectly.
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.
Add grated cheese. Crack one egg into each tortilla. Season with salt and pepper.
Add a little more enchilada sauce.
Bake. Top with sour cream, salsa, green onions and cilantro.
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?
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
- 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.
nibbles by mic says
Hello GORGEOUS brunch idea!! Thanks Cynthia for popping by Munching Mondays- Warmest, Nic
Priscilla | ShesCookin says
Hi Cynthia – these egg cups are so cute and delicious looking! Pinned 🙂 Happy New Year – hope to see you soon!
Thank you Priscilla! Happy new year to you too!
Thank you Priscilla!
Debi @ Life Currents says
What a great idea! I love these, of course, Mexican is my favorite! I’ll definitely be making these.
Lois Christensen says
Oh these look so delicious!!! Thank you for linking up with Foodie Friends Friday. Hope to see you next week!
Gaye @CalmHealthySexy says
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.
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 !!
thumbs up, of course (I’m Dutch, so my english is not perfect. Sorry)
You did great Emmeke! I’m so glad you’ll be trying them!
Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes says
We love Mexican food in our house and my hubby LOVES breakfast – this is the best of both worlds!
amanda @ fake ginger says
I love this idea! I’m currently obsessed with corn tortillas so I’m excited to try this!
we favor the corn over the flour right now, because they’re a bit healthier.
Linda @ Food Huntress says
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.
I think it depends where you live. In so. cal. you can get just about every possible size of tortillas!
Anna | ANNAdventure says
I love huevos rancheros! I love how cute these are!
What a perfect little breakfast!! Love the idea and love the results! It IS like Huevos Rancheros in a cup. 🙂
Michelle @ A Dish of Daily Life says
Love this recipe…we love Mexican! I know my kids would love this!
GiGi Eats says
I HAVE YET to bake eggs!! It’s on the to-do list for sure….. And this recipe is a great place to start!
Jennifer @NourishedSimply says
I’ve been looking for new breakfast recipes. These baked eggs look awesome.
Thank you Jennifer!
Sandi G says
What an awesome breakfast idea. I wonder if they can be frozen and reheated for other times?
That’s a good question Sandi! I’ve never tried to freeze them…I usually make just enough for breakfast.
Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy says
I totally LOVE using my muffin tin for more than muffins. Perfect size for little hands. Great to make a head and put in the freezer too.
Yes! Such an easy way to cook for a crowd!
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!
You can buy the super little ones at a lot of grocery stores.
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!
Thanks Bobbie! I hope you have a great Mother’s Day!
You have written such a beautiful post!