Hatch Chile Huevos Rancheros

Hatch chiles are in season now, so we’re busy enjoying these green beauties as often as we can. If you don’t have access to freshly roasted hatch chiles, you can roast your own over your bbq, or use a canned version for equally lovely results. Whatever you do, this easy breakfast tastes like a little memory of Santa Fe summer.

Hatch Chiles, Eggs, Green Onions & Cheese
Hatch Chiles, Eggs, Green Onions & Cheese

Cooking the Eggs
Cooking the Eggs

In a small saucepan over medium heat, heat a can of drained cannelini beans, along with several pinches of garlic powder and a pinch of cumin powder.

Saute two sliced shallots and a pat of butter in a medium frying pan over medium heat. Scramble four eggs and 1/2 cup milk into the shallots. About halfway before the eggs are done, add 1/2 cup shredded monterey jack cheese, 1/4 cup roasted hatch chiles (rinsed and seeds removed) and 3 or 4 sliced green onions, and continue to scramble.

Heat four white corn tortillas over your stove’s burner (gas flame works best!). Layer the eggs on top, then the beans, and top with a generous sprinkling of chopped cilantro and more green onions.

Hatch Chile Huevos Rancheros
Hatch Chile Huevos Rancheros


  • 1/2 cup grated monterey jack cheese
  • three or four green onions, sliced
  • 2 shallots, sliced
  • four eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup hatch chilis, roasted, seeds removed (or 1 can hatch chiles)
  • 1 can cannelini beans, drained
  • pinch of cumin
  • 2 pinches garlic powder

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7 thoughts on “Hatch Chile Huevos Rancheros”

      1. I’m so there. I’ve been on a pretty strict no-vegetable-buying regimen because of my two CSA boxes, but I am certainly going to make an exception for these! Thank you!

  1. I have never even *heard* of hatch chilies! What are they similar to? Over here in the the UK I seriously doubt I can find any but this recipe looks great and I would love to know what my alternatives to this mysterious (to me) chile is.

    1. Until very recently, we only could find canned hatch chiles here in the Pacific Northwest. They’re a native of New Mexico and are grown in the hatch valley. I think your only options might be mail order or tins… Dang!

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