Mexican egg recipes could be entrees, snacks and desserts as well as breakfast recipes. Eggs have been consumed for centuries all over the world. In many civilizations, they have served as the main source of protein and other nutritions. They are often called the “perfect food” or referred to as “the incredible egg”.
One of the traditional Mexican egg recipes is called in Spanish “huevos rancheros recipe”. It is traditionally served on farms as a mid morning meal as we call a brunch. With eggs as the basic ingredient, other ingredients could include tortillas, rice, salsa, refried beans, avocado or guacamole. With the rise of popularity of this dish many other versions have taken hold which might include numerous other ingredients. Below you will find one of these versions.
As you travel around Mexico, you will see that eggs are used in all kinds of dishes. You might order a beef or pork sandwich and find it topped with a fried egg. It is not uncommon to get some type of eggs in anything on the menu. Sometimes hotels will set up a buffet style breakfast or brunch and visible are eggs cooked in every style topping the buffet dishes. Mexican egg recipes will even be salads as you see in the recipe below. (I often include them in my salads for a great source of protein).
With the popularity of Mexican egg recipes, I am sure you can imagine how this wonderful ingredient is used to make delicious desserts. The first one that comes to my mind is the flan recipe. This is so popular all over Central and South America. Many years ago, at a country club where I was working, flan was requested by our southern guests for every meal. The dessert never gets boring because it can be made in different flavors and is always delicious.
CHILI CON QUESO RECIPE
Heat oven to 375F degrees.
Grease a square baking dish.
Remove seeds from chilies and arrange in a single layer in the baking dish. Sprinkle the top with the tomatoes and cheese. Beat the eggs, milk, sour cream and baking mix with a wire whisk or beater until blended and smooth; pour mixture over top of the tomatoes and cheese.
Bake uncovered until a sharp knife inserted in the center comes out clean; 30 to 40 minutes.
MEXICAN CASSEROLE RECIPE
Heat oven to 350F degrees.
Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan.
Beat the eggs, sour cream, salt and pepper sauce in a large bowl. Stir in the cheeses and chilies. Pour into the baking dish. Bake uncovered for about 45 minutes or until golden brown and set firm in the center.
Serve with salsas.
BLACK BEAN AND CORN SALSA
Mix all ingredients together.
HUEVOS RANCHEROS RECIPE (One of many traditional Mexican egg recipes)
Spread tortillas with butter; cut into wedges.
Combine and mix in plastic bag the basil, garlic powder and cumin.
Add tortilla wedges to bag and shake to coat; place wedges on baking sheet.
Bake at 400F degrees until crisp about 5 minutes; remove from baking sheet to cool.
Combine beans, tomatoes, green onions and hot sauce in saucepan.
Cook while stirring over medium heat for 10 minutes; remove from heat but keep warm.
Place 2 inches of water in a large saucepan and bring to a boil; reduce heat but keep at a simmer.
Carefully break eggs one at a time into simmering water.
Cook 7 to 9 minutes and remove with slotted spoon.
Place crisp wedges on edge of 4 plates; divide bean mixture evenly among the 4 plates in center.
Top bean mixture on each plate with an egg.
Top egg with salsa and dollop of sour cream; sprinkle with fresh chopped cilantro.
EGG SALAD TACOS RECIPE
Shredded cheese and sliced avocado for garnish
Combine first 8 ingredients; line taco shells with lettuce and spoon mixture over lettuce.
Top with salsa and sour cream.
PUMPKIN FLAN RECIPE
Many Mexican egg recipes are in delicious desserts.
Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
Sprinkle ½ cup sugar in a saucepan and place over medium heat.
Cook while stirring constantly until sugar melts and turns light brown.
Pour into a 10 inch pie plate (Sugar may crack as it cools).
Whish together remaining ½ cup sugar, pumpkin, pie spice, vanilla, can milk, milk, orange juice and eggs.
Pour mixture into pie plate and place in a larger shallow pan; add hot water to large pan 1 inch deep.
Bake for about 1 hour or until sharp knife inserted in center comes out clean.
Remove pie plate from water and set to cool; chill at least 4 hours.
Loosen sides with knife and invert of plate to serve; garnish with cinnamon sticks and orange rind curls.
MEXICAN CAKE RECIPE CALLED TORTE DEL CIELO
Many Mexican egg recipes are in their wonderful cake recipes. This Mexican cake recipe or torta del cielo is made for special occasions like weddings and other parties.
Preheat oven to 375F degrees; line 10 inch spring form pan with wax paper.
Oil paper lightly but DO NOT OIL SIDES OF PAN.
Sift flour with baking powder into a bowl; add ground nuts and mix well.
In mixing bowl beat egg yolks; add sugar gradually and beat until light and thick.
Stir vanilla extract into egg yolk mixture; blend the flour and nut mixture into the yolk mixture.
Beat egg whites and salt until stiff peaks form; lightly fold the beaten whites into the batter.
Pour mixture into prepared pan and bake about 50 minutes or until pick comes out clean.
Invert on wire rack and cool thoroughly about 2 hours.
Remove from pan and peel off wax paper.