Huevos Divorciados

Huevos Divorciados are delicious & finger licking good! The eggs are cooked to perfection, placed on tortillas and separated by a salsa roja and a salsa verde.

Today we’re making these easy sunny side up eggs to enjoy for breakfast or brunch. You can pair them with Refried Beans and top with this Tomatillo Salsa Verde and my delicious Salsa Mexicana.

A table top with a plate with eggs, salsas on the side, avocado and queso fresco

Are you team salsa verde or are you team salsa roja? Can’t decide? Yeah, me neither! Huevos Divorciados are basically two eggs divided by something in the middle like refried beans, potatos or avocado. Then one of the eggs is topped with green salsa and the other with red salsa. ??‍♀️ That’s why this breakfast is perfect for us since we don’t have to pick sides anymore!

On another note, if this is the your first time seeing the word divorciados and are curious on how to say it, just listen to this recording. It has a Spanish accent (from Spain) but it’s pretty much the same in Mexico. Have fun saying it!

Over easy eggs on a tortilla with eggs in the middle topped with queso fresco

The Ingredients

This is for one serving but it can easily be doubled or quadrupled if necessary! It’s a crowd pleaser for sure.

✨Tip ✨ Make the salsas at least a day ahead so making breakfast the next morning will be a breeze!

Ingredients for huevos divorciados: eggs, tortillas, salsa roja y verde

The toppings

These toppings are optional but highly recommended!

How to make Huevos Divorciados

Frying the tortilla

  • Brush each side of the tortillas with some oil (about 1 tablespoon). You can use your fingers or a brush. This helps keep the amount of oil you use very low.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of oil over medium heat and briefly fry the tortillas one by one. Place on a plate with paper towels to absorb any excess oil.
  • Set aside on the serving plate.
Frying a corn tortilla on a small skillet with a bottle of oil on the side
Frying a corn tortilla on a small skillet
Fry the tortilla slightly so that they’re still bendable.

Cooking the eggs

  • Heat nonstick skillet over medium heat (note #1: You may add a little more oil or butter if you think your eggs may stick).
  • Carefully break eggs into the skillet, and cook until the whites are just set on top and the yolks are still runny, about 3 minutes. (note #2: You can cook the eggs one at the time, or cook them together and separate in the middle with the spatula before serving)
Frying one egg on a small skillet with a bottle of oil on the side
  • Place each egg on top of each tortillas and season with salt & pepper. Separate the eggs with refried beans in the middle. Pour some Tomatillo Salsa on one egg, and the Red Salsa on the other egg.
  • Top with queso fresco and avocado on the side. (note #3:You can eat them like tacos or simply slice the eggs and tortilla with a knife as you eat. The choice is yours!)

FAQs

What are huevos divorciados?

The simple answer is: Divorced Eggs. Huevos Divorciados are two eggs divided by something in the middle like refried beans, potatos or avocado. Then one of the eggs is topped with green salsa and the other with red salsa. They’re perfect for those of us that can’t decide which salsa!

Can I make them with scrambled eggs?

Sure you can! The classic recipe is made with “huevos estrellados” (sunny side up eggs) but nothing says you can’t make them with scrambled eggs.

Can I add some kind of meat to them?

Definitely! Add some ham at the bottom of the eggs, bacon or even chorizo!

A fork breaking the yolk on an over easy egg

More egg recipes you’ll love:

Sunny side up eggs placed on a corn tortilla with beans in the middle

Huevos Divorciados

Servings 1 person
Ana Frias
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Huevos Divorciados are delicious & finger licking good! The eggs are cooked to perfection, placed on tortillas and separated by a salsa roja and a salsa verde.

Equipment

  • Nonstick skillet
1 person

Ingredients
  

Optional Toppings

  • queso fresco
  • avocado

Instructions
 

Frying the tortilla

  • Brush each side of the tortillas with some oil (about 1 tablespoon). You can use your fingers or a brush. This helps to keep the amount of oil you use very low.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of oil over medium heat and briefly fry the tortillas one by one. Place on a plate with paper towels to absorb any excess oil.
  • Set aside on the serving plate.

Cooking the eggs

  • Heat nonstick skillet over medium heat (note #1: You may add a little more oil or butter if you think your eggs may stick).
  • Carefully break eggs into the skillet, and cook until the whites are just set on top and the yolks are still runny, about 3 minutes. (note #2: You can cook the eggs one at the time, or cook them together and separate in the middle with the spatula before serving)
  • Place each egg on top of each tortillas and season with salt & pepper. Separate the eggs with refried beans in the middle. Pour some Tomatillo Salsa on one egg, and the Red Salsa on the other egg.
  • Top with queso fresco and avocado on the side. (note #3: You can eat them like tacos or simply slice the eggs and tortilla with a knife as you eat. Choice is yours!)

*Ana’s Notes:

Fry the tortilla in small amount of oil until they’re crispy but still bendable. Or if you would like to eat it as a tostada then go ahead! Make the tortilla as crispy as you would like. 
 
Note: Calories do not include a serving of refried beans

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NUTRITION

Serving: 2eggs with tortilla | Sodium: 1492mg | Sugar: 4g | Fiber: 3g | Potassium: 140mg | Cholesterol: 370mg | Calories: 499kcal | Monounsaturated Fat: 20g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Fat: 39g | Protein: 14g | Carbohydrates: 22g

The nutritional information and US conversions are calculated automatically. I cannot guarantee the accuracy of this data. If this is important to you, please verify with your favourite nutrition calculator and/or unit conversion tool.

a white plate with eggs on a tortilla with refried beans in the middle

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  2. 5 stars
    Me encanta esta receta!!! A toda la familia le encantaron estos huevos divorciados. la salsa verde esta riquisima!