Loaded Huevos Rancheros with Roasted Poblano Peppers

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + standing Cook: 20 min.


4 servings

Updated: Sep. 14, 2023
This is a unique but tasty version of huevos rancheros. It's similar to a cowboy hash, as the potatoes take the place of the corn tortillas. —Joan Hallford, North Richland Hills, Texas


  • 1 poblano pepper
  • 1/2 pound fresh chorizo or bulk spicy pork sausage
  • 4 cups frozen O'Brien potatoes, thawed
  • 1/2 cup shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 large eggs
  • Optional: Salsa, sour cream and minced fresh cilantro


  1. Place poblano pepper in a 12-in. cast-iron or other ovenproof skillet. Broil 4 in. from heat until skin blisters, rotating with tongs until all sides are blistered and blackened, about 5 minutes. Immediately place pepper in a small bowl; let stand, covered, 20 minutes.
  2. Peel off and discard charred skin. Remove stems and seeds. Finely chop pepper; set aside.
  3. In the same skillet, cook chorizo over medium heat until cooked through, 6-8 minutes, breaking into crumbles; drain. Add potatoes; cook and stir until potatoes are tender, 8-10 minutes. Stir in cheese, smoked paprika, kosher salt, garlic powder and pepper.
  4. With the back of a spoon, make 4 wells in potato mixture. Break an egg in each well. Cook, covered, on medium-low until egg whites are completely set and yolks begin to thicken but are not hard, 5-7 minutes. Serve with roasted pepper and, if desired, salsa, sour cream and cilantro.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • Make it a full meal with a side of bacon and one of these breakfast bread recipes on the side.
  • There are even more ways to serve up brunch in a skillet! Check out our other favorite cast-iron skillet breakfasts.
  • Our Test Kitchen pros recommend making this recipe in our 12-inch cast-iron skillet.
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    Nutrition Facts

    1 serving: 426 calories, 26g fat (10g saturated fat), 251mg cholesterol, 1114mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 24g protein.

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