If we’re out to brunch and they have Huevos Rancheros on the menu, my whole family is pretty much game. And if someone decides to branch out instead and order something else on the menu, they usually regret it when the food comes, LOL. We absolutely love this combo, which is why I thought it would be fun to come up with another way to make it … and not only for breakfast but for dinner too! Who doesn’t love breakfast for dinner? So, enjoy this Huevos Rancheros Casserole!
The idea first came to me when I was trying to think of make-ahead breakfast casseroles for Christmas morning. I ended up going the traditional route with potatoes, eggs, sausage, cheese, and veggies, but I started plotting how, when the holidays were over, I’d experiment with this fun Mexican combo. Also, one of the best parts of this recipe is if you’re a family of four, you’ll have enough for leftovers the next day. Enjoy!
Huevos Rancheros Casserole
5 from 1 vote
- 2 tablespoons olive oil, + extra for greasing the baking dish
- 1 onion, thinly sliced
- 1 jalapeno, seeded and minced
- 1 green bell pepper, cored, seeded, and thinly sliced
- 1 red bell pepper, cored, seeded, and thinly sliced
- 6 ounces chorizo sausage (cooked), 2 links, diced or crumbled
- 1 15-ounce can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, ground
- 1 15-ounce can tomato sauce
- 10 corn tortillas
- 2 1/2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese, divided, (about 8 ounces)
- 10 eggs
- salt and pepper, to taste
- sour cream, avocado, and/or cilantro, for serving
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onions and peppers to the pan and cook, while stirring, until they begin to soften and brown, 5 to 7 minutes.
Add the sliced sausage, beans, spices, and tomato sauce, and cook until everything heats all the way through, another 2 to 3 minutes.
Grease a rectangular baking dish with olive oil and layer with half the tortillas. Top with half the pepper/sausage mixture and half the cheese. Layer the rest of the tortillas on top, then the remaining pepper/sausage mixture, and cheese.
Crack the eggs on top for the final layer, season with salt and pepper, and bake until the eggs are set, 30 to 40 minutes.
Let cool for a few minutes, slice, and serve with desired toppings.
We recommend organic ingredients when feasible.
The eggs may not look fully cooked in the photo, but I assure you they are.
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Does this re-heat well? I like to make a Sunday breakfast that lasts a few more days into the week. Sounds delicious!
Is this recipe in any of the cookbooks?
What brand of tortilla do you recommend?
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Hi Kelly, Lisa handmakes her corn tortillas. Check out the recipe here – Nicole
Ezekiel also has a good option for corn tortillas, they are sometimes located in the freezer section.
Made this for the family tonight with taco-seasoned chicken instead of the chorizo. It was so delicious that we all went back for seconds! Thank you for another great recipe!
Can this be assembled the night before, adding the eggs the next day before putting in the oven, or will the tortillas get soggy? I love that these use corn tortillas, making them gluten free.
Hi there! My oldest doesn’t care for unscrambled egg. I’d try it the way you make it first, but if he doesn’t like it, I’d go for whisking the eggs nest go-round. Did you ever try it that way in your trials and, if so, is there a reason you chose to not scramble before including the eggs? Thanks!
Hi Chelsea – We did try scrambled first, and all agreed it was better this way. That being said, when we tried it scrambled Lisa also mixed milk in with the eggs, which to me made it too moist. It’s worth a shot for your son…let us know if you try it! – Jason
I made this for our family’s dinner tonight because Huevos Rancheros is always my go to for breakfast out. We all loved it! My kids even asked for it to be a regular in the dinner rotation. Thanks, Lisa!
Yours definitely looks prettier than mine but it sure did taste good!! Our 15mo scarfed it down! Delicious!
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