Sunday Brunch: Cisco's Huevos Rancheros Recipe

Sunday Brunch: Cisco's Huevos Rancheros Recipe

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.