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Huevos Rancheros Tortilla Bowls

Something different for breakfast this weekend! This recipe makes just enough for 3 - I have tried to stretch it to 4 but it was not quite enough (I thought). Or it is for 2 very hungry people!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 3
Calories: 405kcal
Author: Nagi | RecipeTin Eats


  • 3 flour tortillas (20cm/8" rounds)
  • 3 eggs


  • 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves , minced
  • 1 small onion (red, brown, white, yellow), halved and sliced
  • 1 cup red capsicum (bell peppers), roughly diced
  • 1/4 cup coriander/cilantro (leaves and stems roughly chopped) (loosely packed)
  • 400 g / 14 oz crushed tinned tomato
  • 3/4 cup canned black beans , drained
  • 1/2 tsp paprika powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 - 3/4 tsp salt
  • Black pepper

Garnishes (optional)

  • Diced avocado
  • Sour cream
  • Grated cheese


Tortilla bowls

  • Heat a fry pan over high heat. Use a fry pan with a lid or use the lid of a larger pot (it doesn't matter if it doesn't fit snugly).
  • Place tortilla in fry pan and cook for 30 seconds until charred. Flip and cook the other side for 30 seconds.
  • Remove from fry pan and place into a bowl or casserole dish to form a bowl shape. As the tortilla cools, it will hold its shape in a bowl form.
  • Repeat with remaining tortillas.

Tomato Filling

  • Heat oil in fry pan over high heat.
  • Add garlic and onion and sauté for 2 minutes until starting to become translucent.
  • Add capsicum (bell pepper) and cook for 2 minutes until starting to char.
  • Add remaining Tomato Filling ingredients, reserving some coriander leave for garnish. Bring to simmer and cook for 1 minute to thicken, then turn heat down to medium.

Cook eggs

  • Use a spoon to make 3 indents in the Tomato Filling.
  • Crack eggs into indents.
  • Cover with lid and cook for 3 minutes or to your liking. Check it at 2 minutes, then take a quick peek every 30 seconds thereafter. It can go from under to overcooked in a flash! Note that the eggs will continue to cook slightly after taking it off the heat.
  • Remove fry pan from heat.


  • Divide Tomato Filling between each Tortilla Bowl, topped with an egg.
  • Top with remaining coriander leaves and garnish of choice. Serve immediately.


1. Nutrition per serving.
Huevos Rancheros Tortilla Bowls Nutrition


Serving: 352g | Calories: 405kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 21.1g | Fat: 11.1g | Saturated Fat: 2.4g | Cholesterol: 164mg | Sodium: 712mg | Potassium: 1463mg | Fiber: 13.2g | Sugar: 5.9g | Vitamin A: 1750IU | Vitamin C: 127.1mg | Calcium: 160mg