Mexican Breakfast Recipes

Spice up your mornings with Food Network Kitchen's fresh takes on classic Mexican breakfast dishes like chilaquiles and huevos rancheros.

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In Mexico, It's "Desayuno"

Here at Food Network, our love for Mexican cuisine extends far beyond guacamole and margaritas. If you've tucked into your fair share of tacos and enchiladas, then we have every reason to believe you'll fall immediately in love with these satisfying morning dishes. From zesty breakfast burritos stuffed with spinach and potatoes to soft-scrambled eggs laced with crumbled chorizo, here are a few of our favorite ways to start your day with Mexican flavors. Of course, it's perfectly acceptable to dig into these dishes for lunch or dinner, too! 

Bean, Egg and Cheese Molletes

Molletes are open-faced Mexican breakfast sandwiches, traditionally made with refried beans and cheese and broiled until bubbly. Bulk them up with slices of juicy tomato (think Kentucky hot brown) and eggs. As an alternative to the lard usually used for refried beans, crisp bacon bits top the sandwiches.

Get the Recipe: Bean, Egg and Cheese Molletes

Mexican Breakfast Burrito

Here's a peppery, vegetarian take on an enduring favorite, the Mexican breakfast burrito. Oaxaca cheese has a similar texture to mozzarella and melts beautifully.

Get the Recipe: Cheesy Spinach Breakfast Burritos

Huevos Rancheros

The eggs in this beloved breakfast dish are enhanced with a ranchero-style sauce of roasted tomatoes, spicy ancho chiles and smoky chipotles. To make breakfast easier, make the sauce ahead of time and reheat to serve, adding a bit of water to thin if necessary.

Get the Recipe: Huevos Rancheros

Huevos con Chorizo

The name pretty much says it all: This is a simple breakfast dish of eggs scrambled with chorizo. As with most simple dishes, the quality of ingredients really matters, so try to find good — in this case, fatty and spicy — chorizo to carry the dish. The amount of fat it renders while frying will determine how much extra oil you'll need to add. Mexican chorizo is sold either loose or in links; if yours is the latter, remove it from the casing to fry.

Get the Recipe: Huevos con Chorizo

Breakfast Burrito

Embracing the Tex-Mex style, this hearty breakfast burrito is stuffed with chorizo, hash browns, avocado and shredded Cheddar. Not a huge fan of spicy peppers? Embellishing your breakfast burrito with a juicy pico de gallo is one way to take the heat down a few notches. Just remember to seed the jalapenos if using them.

Get the Recipe: Breakfast Burrito

Chicken Chilaquiles with Tomatillo Sauce

This Mexican brunch dish is designed to use up your leftovers. Day-old tortillas, cut or torn into chips, are cooked in salsa verde until the tortillas are slightly softened. You can eat the softened tortillas alone, but many people like to add beans, eggs or shredded chicken. A sprinkle of queso fresco, a white, mild and fresh Mexican cheese, ties it all together. If you can't find queso fresco in the supermarket, use mild feta cheese instead.

Get the Recipe: Chicken Chilaquiles with Salsa Verde