Mexican Baked Eggs with Spinach

A Jerry James Stone Recipe


Breakfast, Green, Red, Yellow


  • 8 ounces spinach
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 ½ cups ranchero sauce
  • Oil
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes


  • Add 8 ounces of spinach to a sauté pan (an oven safe one) and turn the heat up to medium. You can use oil if you like, but spinach release so much water when cooking, you really don't need it. Cook the spinach until it all wilts. It will cook more during the remaining steps so no need to over do it. FACT: During the 1930's U.S. spinach growers credited Popeye with a 33% increase in domestic spinach consumption. Why did Popeye love it so much? Check out this article on how a miscalculation made spinach his favorite snack.
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  • Add 1 1/2 cup ranchero sauce (or enchilada sauce). Bring the mixture to a low simmer.
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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Crack the four eggs and place them in the sauce, so that they are evenly spaced out.
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  • Place the pan in the oven, and let bake for about 10 minutes. Cook until the whites are fully set and the yolks are still runny. Keep an eye on it, baked eggs like to over cook quickly. The bastards!
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  • Remove from the oven, salt and pepper as needed and enjoy.
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