Sunday Brunch: Cisco's Huevos Rancheros

Sunday Brunch

How to make the best meal of the week even better.

My friend Robb Walsh adapted this recipe from Cisco's Bakery in Austin, Texas, in his very fine Tex-Mex Cookbook. Serve these with plenty of bacon and steamed flour tortillas. I actually find this combo good for a simple, quick, and seriously delicious meal any time of day.


  • 1 fourteen-and-a-half-ounce can peeled tomatoes
  • 1 medium garlic clove, minced
  • 3 medium serrano chilies, stems removed
  • 8 eggs


  1. 1.

    Bring the tomatoes plus 1/2 can water to a boil in a saucepan over medium-high heat and add the garlic and chilies.

  2. 2.

    Remove the pan from the heat and allow the ranchero sauce to cool.

  3. 3.

    Puree the mixture in a blender for 2 to 3 minutes. When ready to use, warm the sauce in a small pan.

  4. 4.

    Fry the eggs to the desired doneness and ladle a generous amount of sauce over the top.