Our best Mexican breakfast recipes include everything from an authentic huevos revueltos con chorizo recipe for scrambled eggs with chorizo sausage inspired by our favourite eggs dish in Mexico City at Café el Popular to our contemporary take on huevos rancheros and a Mexican migas recipe with a twist that we call a migas tortilla.
If you made us choose a favourite nation of countries boasting the best breakfast eggs dishes in the world, without hesitation we would pick Mexico for its huevos revueltos (scrambled eggs), huevos rancheros (‘ranch eggs’), and huevos Mexicana (scrambled eggs with some of Mexico’s most quintessential ingredients: serrano peppers, tomatoes and onions).
We fell in love with Mexican breakfasts on our very first trip to Mexico, when we travelled the length and breadth of the country some 25 years ago, and Terence has been cooking Mexican egg breakfasts regularly ever since, from traditional Mexican eggs dishes to inauthentic Mexican eggs that he’s given a creative twist or contemporary presentation.
As we missed publishing our Weekend Eggs recipe this weekend, due to circumstances beyond our control, we thought we’d share a compilation of some of our favourite breakfast eggs recipes from the series. If you haven’t visited in a while, we rebooted our Weekend Eggs series on quintessential breakfast eggs dishes from around the world, which we first launched with Grantourismo over a decade ago.
Recipes published in the revived series so far include our fried eggs breakfast taco with chorizo, crunchy potatoes and spicy chorizo oil, classic avocado toast recipe with poached eggs, scrambled eggs breakfast taco recipe with avocado and chorizo, Basque fried eggs with chorizo and potatoes recipe for ‘messy eggs’, Mexico City-inspired chorizo eggs, Thai fried egg salad recipe for yam khai dao, pesto scrambled eggs, Japanese rolled omelette recipe for tamagoyaki, scrambled eggs with sauteed mushrooms on sourdough, soft scrambled eggs with Chinese pork and chives, Indian egg bhurji, Chinese marbled tea eggs, corn fritter breakfast burgers, Russian devilled eggs, Turkish çılbır poached eggs and menemen scrambled eggs, Calabria’s take on ‘eggs in purgatory’ with ’nduja, Thai son-in-law eggs, Thai omelette kai jiaw, Cambodian steamed eggs, and Malaysia and Singapore’s half-boiled eggs with kaya jam and toast.
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Best Mexican Breakfast Recipes from Huevos Rancheros to Mexican Migas with a Twist
Traditional Mexican Huevos Rancheros Recipe with Mexican Chorizo
This traditional Mexican huevos rancheros recipe with Mexican chorizo makes the classic Mexican ‘ranch eggs’, a breakfast staple in Mexico. A tomato salsa is enriched with soft spicy chorizo sausage and combined with fried eggs with runny egg yolks laid on warm tortillas, makes a hearty flavourful Mexican breakfast dish. Ever since we first visited Mexico in the Nineties on our first overseas trip, huevos rancheros has been one of our favourite Mexican breakfast eggs dishes. We’ve made this Mexican huevos rancheros recipe countless times and it’s one that we keep coming back to as soon as we can get our hands on some soft Mexican-style chorizo. This classic Mexican huevos rancheros recipe makes one of the best Mexican egg breakfasts and is the traditional Mexican egg dish that inspired the contemporary-styled Mexican ‘ranch eggs’ recipe, below, which Terence makes with a poached egg rather than fried eggs.
Authentic Huevos Revueltos con Chorizo Recipe Based on Our Mexico City Favourite
This authentic huevos revueltos con chorizo recipe is based on the scrambled eggs with chorizo sausage dish we used to eat at Cafe El Popular in Mexico City on our second trip to Mexico, and it’s one of our best Mexican breakfast recipes. I was already in Mexico City when Terence arrived in bleary-eyed one morning from a conference he’d been to in San Francisco, so I took him to my favourite breakfast spot. It wasn’t the first time we’d eaten Mexico’s huevos revueltos con chorizo — scrambled eggs with chorizo sausage — but it felt like it was, as they were just so good. In our recipe post, Terence writes about “the touch of heat, the way the chorizo became one with the eggs, colouring it with the oil released when the sausage was cooked… Cafe El Popular’s huevos revueltos became my favourite dish of all the breakfast eggs that we tried on that Mexico trip.”
Huevos a la Mexicana for Scrambled Eggs with Chilli, Onion and Tomato
This huevos a la Mexicana recipe makes Mexican style scrambled eggs with classic Mexican flavours – tomatoes, onions and chillies. Scrambled eggs is ‘huevos revueltos’ in Spanish, so you’d expect this eggs dish to be called ‘huevos revueltos a la Mexicana’ but this Mexican breakfast is so beloved and so quintessentially Mexican, it’s simply called ‘huevos a la Mexicana’ or even ‘huevos Mexicana’ – Mexican eggs. Our huevos a la Mexicana recipe makes the most quintessential Mexican breakfast eggs dish of scrambled eggs made with the classic Mexican ingredients of tomatoes, onions and chillies – green chillies, white onions and red tomatoes. Green, white and red are the colours of the Mexican flag, which is why this Mexican egg dish is called huevos a la Mexicana. ‘Mexicana’ means ‘of Mexico’, born in Mexico, or Mexican-style, making this the most Mexican of eggs dishes and one of the best Mexican breakfast recipes.
Mexican Huevos Rancheros Recipe for a Contemporary Take on Traditional Mexican Ranch Eggs
This huevos rancheros recipe makes a contemporary take on the traditional Mexican ranch eggs, another of our best Mexican breakfast recipes. With Terence’s modern reinterpretation of this classic Mexican breakfast eggs dish, you get a little velvety egg yolk, the chilli bite of the spicy salsa, a little crunch from the corn ‘powder’, and the robustness of the refried beans with each mouthful. This huevos rancheros recipe will make you a contemporary-styled Mexican ‘ranch eggs’ with a poached egg rather than fried eggs. Conceived over a decade ago for Weekend Eggs, it still looks and feels contemporary and tastes just as delicious as the traditional Mexican breakfast dish. We thought we’d update this Mexican huevos rancheros recipe, so more of our readers get to find it and cook it. Click through for an easy-to-follow huevos rancheros recipe video, which Terence made in Mexico.
Huevos con Chorizo Recipe for Scrambled Eggs with Spanish Chorizo
This huevos con chorizo or scrambled eggs with chorizo is one of our favourite Mexican breakfast eggs dishes ever, and one of our best Mexican breakfast recipes, however, this huevos con chorizo recipe, created in Spain for our edition of Weekend Eggs from Jerez is easily another of our best. It deviates from the classic Mexican huevos revueltos con chorizo that we first fell in love with at Cafe El Popular in Mexico City years ago. For starters, we use Spanish chorizo for this dish rather than Mexico’s soft chorizo sausage, which we adore so much. We were going to make huevos a la flamenco, a baked egg dish with tomatoes and ham that’s served in a cazuela – a clay individual serving dish that’s like a flatter ramekin and very popular in Spain – but unfortunately we didn’t have one at the time, so this was Plan B. It’s become one of our favourite Mexican inspired breakfast eggs dishes made in Spain.
Mexican Migas Recipe with a Twist for a ‘Migas Tortilla’ Made with Homemade Crispy Tortilla Chips
This Mexican migas recipe with a twist makes a ‘Migas tortilla’ made with homemade crispy tortilla chips. In Mexico, migas is a scrambled eggs dish that uses up stale corn tortilla or wheat flour tortillas made into crispy tortilla chips, and it’s easily one of our best Mexican breakfast recipes. As is our inauthentic Mexican migas recipe, which makes a ‘Migas tortilla’, inspired by the Spanish tortilla. Instead of scrambled eggs with homemade crispy tortilla chips, the eggs are set into a form that more closely resembles a Spanish potato tortilla or Italian frittata. We’ve published a few recipes made with wheat flour tortillas simply because we can’t get corn tortillas or Mexico’s corn flour, called Masa Harina, to make our own, but we encourage you to use those if you can get them. If you can’t get hold of Mexican cotija cheese (it’s available on Amazon), use a crumbly white cheese, such as a Danish cheese, or a feta cheese that is not too salty. We like hot sauces such as Tapatio and Cholula with this dish.
Easy Scrambled Eggs Breakfast Taco Recipe with Chorizo and Mashed Avocado
This easy scrambled eggs breakfast taco recipe with avocado and chorizo is a Mexican inspired dish rather than an authentic Mexican breakfast dish, but it’s another of our best Mexican breakfast recipes as far as we’re concerned, as it’s rooted in our Mexican travels. It makes a deliciously light yet filling breakfast taco that feels healthy thanks to the avocado. While these Mexican breakfast tacos come together quickly, an array of garnishes, salsas and hot sauces help make this breakfast special. This scrambled eggs breakfast taco recipe will make you something closer to the Mexican-American or Tex-Mex breakfast tacos that you’ll find somewhere like Austin, Texas, rather than a taco you’d eat for breakfast at a counter in a taqueria or mercado in Mexico City. These scrambled eggs breakfast tacos are nevertheless incredibly delicious – and are even more fun if you wash them down with a couple of micheladas.
Please do let us know if you make any of our best Mexican breakfast recipes as we’d love to know how they turn out for you.