Frito Pie Huevos Rancheros


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Frito Pie Huevos Rancheros - recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen

Frito Pie Huevos Rancheros is what happens when a craving for Huevos Rancheros meets a need for Fritos. This breakfast begins with a layer of chips, then you add black beans, chile sauce, roasted potatoes, melting cheese, bacon, and top the whole pile with an egg and more chile sauce.

From the first crunchy, spicy, gooey, egg soaked bite, we loved this meal. I suspect I’ll be making this again very soon. Frito Pie Huevos Rancheros is a delicious brunch option for any occasion.

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Frito Pie Huevos Rancheros

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6 servings


  • 3 cups roasted breakfast potatoes
  • 1 pound bacon cooked in the oven or on the stove, and chopped into bite size pieces
  • 3 cups cooked black beans or (2) 14 ounce cans, drained and rinsed well
  • 2 cups green chile enchilada sauce red chile sauce, or salsa
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheese
  • kosher salt to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 6 eggs
  • 3 - 4 cups Fritos corn chips


  • Start the potatoes in the oven, then cook the bacon. (Use the directions linked in the recipe ingredients to cook each of the ingredients.) Stir together the beans with 1 cup of chile sauce and heat in a small saucepan or a glass bowl in the microwave. When the bacon is finished cooking, drain it on a paper towel lined plate and then cut it into bite size pieces. Cook the eggs to the level of doneness that you prefer, season with salt and pepper.
  • Place a handful of chips on a plate, top with black beans, potatoes, cheese. Warm in the microwave for about 30 seconds, just until the cheese has melted. (You can also melt the cheese in the oven, if your plates are oven-safe.) Top with an egg and as much more chile sauce as you like. Enjoy!


I really like the 505 chile sauces when I don't have time to make a homemade chile sauce. Choose your favorite cheeses for this dish. We usually have a pre-shredded Mexican cheese blend and it works great. Cook the eggs until they are as soft or firm as you like. We like our eggs nice and runny for this dish; the egg yolks mix with the chile sauce and the combination is perfect.


Calories: 861kcal · Carbohydrates: 63g · Protein: 33g · Fat: 53g · Saturated Fat: 16g · Cholesterol: 235mg · Sodium: 2012mg · Potassium: 989mg · Fiber: 12g · Sugar: 6g · Vitamin A: 990IU · Vitamin C: 15.9mg · Calcium: 304mg · Iron: 7.3mg
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{originally posted 12/8/14 – recipe notes and photos updated 2/5/18}

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Mary Younkin

Mary Younkin

Hi, I’m Mary. I’m the author, cook, photographer, and travel lover behind the scenes here at Barefeet In The Kitchen. I'm also the author of three cookbooks dedicated to making cooking from scratch as simple as possible.

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  1. Chris says

    One of my local weaknesses is a place called Petros that services their specialty chili and chips combination from the World's Fair in Knoxville. I LOVE those fritos, chili, beans, cheese, tomatoes, black olives and sour cream. So you can imagine how great I think this breakfast idea is! Great one, Mary.

  2. Emerald M says

    Hi! Just wondering which sauce you used for this?? I clicked on the links leading to the green, red, and salsa sauces, but they don't look like the one pictured.

    • Mary says

      I typically use 505 green or red chile sauces when I don't have homemade sauces on hand. I linked to them in the notes, so that you can see the packaging. I hope that helps!