Huevos Rabo de Mestiza

Huevos Rabo de Mestiza

This spicy showstopper is just the thing to have for brunch.


  • 3 (about 4-ounce) poblano chiles
  • 1 (28-ounce) can whole peeled tomatoes (undrained)
  • 3 tablespoons neutral oil
  • 1 small white onion, thinly sliced (about 2 cups)
  • 2 fresh or dried bay leaves
  • 1 garlic clove, grated
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided, plus more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, divided, plus more to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 8 large eggs
  • Crumbled queso fresco and cilantro sprigs, for garnish
  • Warm corn tortillas, for serving


  1. Char poblanos directly over flame of a gas stovetop until skin is blackened, 2 to 3 minutes per side. (Alternatively, broil chiles on a baking sheet 6 inches from heat source until charred, about 5 minutes per side.) Transfer to a large bowl, and cover with plastic wrap; let stand 10 minutes. Rub off skins from chiles, removing as much blackened skin as possible. Remove and discard stems and seeds. Slice chiles into 2- x 1/2-inch strips; set aside.
  2. Drain tomatoes, reserving juices in a medium bowl. Roughly chop tomatoes, and place in bowl with reserved juices. Set aside.
  3. Heat oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium. Add onion, and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 4 to 6 minutes. Add poblano strips, and cook, stirring occasionally, until excess liquid is evaporated, about 2 minutes. Add reserved tomatoes and juices, bay leaves, garlic, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, and marjoram. Bring to a boil over medium. Cook, stirring occasionally, until sauce is very thick, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove and discard bay leaves. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
  4. Decrease heat to medium-low. Crack eggs into skillet about 1 inch apart. Sprinkle eggs evenly with remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and remaining 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Cover skillet, and cook until egg whites are set and yolks are still runny, 4 to 5 minutes. Garnish with queso fresco and cilantro. Serve immediately with corn tortillas.

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