Huevos Rancheros Croatian Style


Huevos Rancheros Croatian Style

Croatian Huevos Rancheros with Ajvar

Huevos Rancheros is a traditional Mexican breakfast dish that has become popular worldwide. In Croatia, we have adapted this dish to our own cuisine by adding ajvar, a roasted red pepper and eggplant spread. This Croatian version of Huevos Rancheros is a delicious and hearty breakfast that will keep you energized throughout the day.

Jan Dec

20 minutes

15 minutes

35 minutes

4 servings


Vegetarian, Gluten-free, Nut-free, Soy-free, Low-carb


Vegan, Dairy-free, Paleo, Keto, High-fat


The Croatian version of Huevos Rancheros differs from the original Mexican recipe by adding ajvar, a popular Croatian spread made from roasted red peppers and eggplant. Additionally, we use Croatian spices and herbs to give the dish a unique flavor. We alse have the original recipe for Huevos rancheros, so you can check it out.


  • Calories: 350 kcal / 1460 KJ
  • Fat: 25g (7g saturated)
  • Carbohydrates: 20g (5g sugars)
  • Protein: 12g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Salt: 1g


  1. 1.
    Preheat the oven to 180C (350F).
  2. 2.
    Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  3. 3.
    Add the tortillas to the skillet and cook for 1-2 minutes on each side until lightly browned.
  4. 4.
    Remove the tortillas from the skillet and place them on a baking sheet.
  5. 5.
    Spread ajvar on each tortilla.
  6. 6.
    Crack an egg onto each tortilla.
  7. 7.
    Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes or until the eggs are cooked to your liking.
  8. 8.
    Serve with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkle of fresh herbs.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Ajvar — If you can't find ajvar in your local grocery store, you can make your own by roasting red peppers and eggplant, then blending them together with garlic, olive oil, and vinegar.

Tips & Tricks

  • To make this dish spicier, add some chopped jalapenos or hot sauce to the ajvar.
  • If you don't have corn tortillas, you can use flour tortillas instead.
  • For a healthier version, you can use egg whites instead of whole eggs.

Serving advice

Serve this dish hot with a side of fresh bread or toast.

Presentation advice

Garnish the dish with a sprinkle of fresh herbs and a dollop of sour cream.