Korean-Style Huevos Rancheros


Korean-Style Huevos Rancheros

Kimchi-infused Huevos Rancheros: A Fusion of Mexican and Korean Flavors

In Korean cuisine, bold flavors and fermented ingredients are key. This adaptation of the classic Mexican dish, huevos rancheros, incorporates the spicy and tangy elements of Korean cuisine. The result is a unique and delicious fusion dish that will tantalize your taste buds.

Jan Dec

15 minutes

15 minutes

30 minutes

2 servings


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


Vegan, Paleo, Keto, High-protein, Low-fat


While the original huevos rancheros features traditional Mexican ingredients like salsa and tortillas, this Korean adaptation incorporates elements such as kimchi, gochujang (Korean chili paste), and sesame oil. These additions bring a spicy and umami-rich twist to the dish, creating a delightful fusion of flavors. We alse have the original recipe for Huevos rancheros, so you can check it out.


  • Calories (kcal / KJ): 400 kcal / 1674 KJ
  • Fat (total, saturated): 18g, 3g
  • Carbohydrates (total, sugars): 45g, 5g
  • Protein: 15g
  • Fiber: 10g
  • Salt: 1g


  1. 1.
    Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F).
  2. 2.
    In a skillet, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat. Add the diced onion and bell pepper, and sauté until softened.
  3. 3.
    Add the diced tomato and black beans to the skillet, and cook for an additional 2 minutes.
  4. 4.
    Stir in the chopped kimchi, gochujang, and sesame oil. Cook for another 2 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together.
  5. 5.
    Meanwhile, warm the corn tortillas in the oven for about 5 minutes, until they are soft and pliable.
  6. 6.
    In a separate non-stick skillet, fry the eggs to your desired doneness.
  7. 7.
    To assemble, place a warmed tortilla on a plate. Spoon the kimchi and black bean mixture onto the tortilla, and top with a fried egg. Repeat for the remaining tortillas and eggs.
  8. 8.
    Garnish with fresh cilantro and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Kimchi — If you prefer a milder flavor, rinse the kimchi before chopping it.
  • Gochujang — Adjust the amount of gochujang according to your spice preference.
  • Corn tortillas — To make them more pliable, heat them in a dry skillet for a few seconds on each side before warming them in the oven.

Tips & Tricks

  • For an extra kick of flavor, top the huevos rancheros with a dollop of sour cream or Greek yogurt.
  • If you're not a fan of cilantro, you can substitute it with fresh parsley or green onions.
  • Feel free to add other vegetables like zucchini or mushrooms to the kimchi and black bean mixture for added texture and flavor.
  • Serve the huevos rancheros with a side of steamed rice for a more substantial meal.
  • Experiment with different types of kimchi to find your favorite flavor profile.

Serving advice

Serve the Korean-style huevos rancheros hot, with a side of steamed rice or a fresh green salad. Garnish with fresh cilantro and a squeeze of lime juice for an extra burst of flavor.

Presentation advice

Arrange the huevos rancheros on a plate, with the vibrant colors of the kimchi and vegetables on display. Place the fried egg on top, allowing the yolk to run down the sides. Sprinkle fresh cilantro over the dish for a pop of green.