This easy Huevos Rancheros Casserole combines everything we love about Mexican breakfast in one dish! A hearty, satisfying savory yet healthy breakfast that is perfect for feeding a crowd and that can also hold its own for dinner. Can also be made with scrambled eggs instead of baked eggs.
3cupsmild salsahomemade or good quality store-bought
1cupblack beansfrom a can, rinsed and drained (or pinto beans)
2cupsshredded cheddar cheeseMonterey Jack or Mexican-style blend
6 to 8large eggs
cooking sprayI used olive oil
Preheat oven to 400F/200C degrees.
Spray a large baking dish with cooking spray. Layer 3 tortillas at the bottom of the dish (or enough to cover the whole surface). Spread 1 cup of salsa, then top with ½ cup beans and then ⅔ cups cheese.
Repeat with another layer of tortillas, salsa, beans and cheese.
Add a final layer of tortillas, salsa and cheese (without beans this time).
With a spoon make an indentation for each egg (to prevent them from running all over the casserole). Delicately crack an egg in the hole you made and repeat with remaining eggs.
Bake for 15 to 25 minutes, or until the casserole is bubbly and the egg whites are set. Exact timing will depend on your oven and how runny you like your eggs.
Serve immediately, topped with chopped cilantro, diced avocado and sliced jalapeño.
If you like a bit of heat and acidity to top off this Huevos Rancheros Casserole, drizzle with hot sauce, like the Mexican go-to Valentina. Or drizzle with fresh lime juice.
Add a bit of crumbled Cotija cheese or queso fresco and fresh pico de gallo on top to give it some bite and freshness. Do this last-minute though or put those ingredients on the table so that your guests can serve themselves and dress up their huevos to their liking.
Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Any leftovers also make a delicious breakfast burrito filling.
Let's talk about variations. I kept things simple here, but who's stopping you from layering salsa, tortillas, refried beans instead of canned, just-barely-set scrambled eggs, chopped bacon, sauteed leftover veggies, asadero cheese, corn, and whatever else might come to mind when you brainstorm Mexican food.
Easy Mexican Huevos Rancheros Casserole
Amount Per Serving
Calories 375Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Vitamin A 1239IU25%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.