Barbecue heuvos rancheros

This is a classic Mexican ranch-style egg dish also referred to as the Mexican all-day breakfast. The eggs are nestled in a spicy barbecue tomato sauce and cooked until they are just set.


1 tbsp oil
1 onion, chopped
1 red pepper, diced
30g pack Santa Maria Fajita Seasoning Mix
400g can chopped tomatoes
4 medium Waitrose British Blacktail Free Range Eggs
½ jar Santa Maria Classic
Mexican Salsa
50g Cheddar cheese, grated
2 tbsp chopped fresh coriander


1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC, gas mark 4.

2. Heat the oil in a saucepan and fry the onion and pepper for 4-5 minutes. Add the fajita seasoning mix and cook for 30 seconds before adding the tomatoes. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

3. Transfer to an ovenproof serving dish, make 4 hollows in the tomato mixture and crack an egg into each one. Spoon over the salsa and sprinkle with cheese. Bake for 15 minutes until the egg is just set.

4. Sprinkle with coriander before serving. 

Cook's tip

Try serving spoonfuls in soft flour tortillas topped with a spoonful of guacamole for brunch.

  • Preparation time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking time: 15 minutes
  • Total time: 30 minutes 30 minutes

Serves: 4

Nutritional Info

Typical values per serving:

Energy 1,031kJ
Fat 15.4g
Saturated Fat 5.1g
Carbohydrate 13.4g
Sugars 9.6g
Protein 13.7g
Salt 2.5g
Fibre 3.9g


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This recipe was first published in Thu Apr 30 14:34:48 BST 2015.