Grilled Huevos Veracruz

grilled huevos veracrus

This Huevos Veracruz dish is the first time that I have cooked breakfast on the Weber. It is Queens Birthday weekend here in New Zealand and long weekends are a perfect reason to have a cooked home made brunch.

Prior to seeing this pop up on Another Pint Please I would have been oblivious to this was an actual dish, let alone try to make it myself.

fresh ingredients for huevos veracrus

I had never made this dish before so this is it, raw and uncut – I didn’t go out of my way to find the exact ingredients that Mike used in his recipe so I’m not even entirely sure that this is truly Huevos Veracruz any more, but hey, it came out great and tasted delicious.

Sarah is upset that I wasn’t going to cook this again this morning.

heating oil over coals

Long weekends are made for brunch

Even though it was 5°C outside the sky was blue and the crisp air was pleasant enough to get the 18″ One Touch Silver out and fire up some coals to heat up a cast iron pan to fill the air with frying bacon. I’m not sure if Huevos Veracruz has bacon in it normally, but my version yesterday did.

grilling vegetables huevos varacruz

Fry the bacon until just before it crisps before removing. Add the fresh vegetables and cook for a few minutes with the lid on, then add the bacon back and cook further until bacon has crisped and the capsicum has softened.

adding tomatoes huevos varacruz

Add the tomatoes and stir together well, cover the lid and let cook for 5 minutes.

huevos veracrus cracked eggs

Now, make wells in the mixture and crack the eggs right in there, cover and cook for 5-7 minutes until the eggs cook right through.

huevos veracrus over coals

Garnish with coriander and scoop onto plates and enjoy with a cup of coffee, you’ve deserved it – that was quite an effort.

Cheers to Another Pint Please for the inspiration for this long weekends brunch.

Grilled Huevos Veracruz

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Grilled Huevos Veracruz made with what fresh ingredients that I had available in my kitchen grilled over fire on a Weber grill.

You'll Need...

  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 6 slices rindless eye bacon, cut into 1 cm strips
  • 1 shallot, diced
  • 1 green capsicum, diced
  • 1 fresh NZ green chilli, sliced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • Salt & pepper, pinched
  • 1 400g can crushed tomatoes
  • 4 size 8 eggs, free range preferable
  • 2 tablespoons coriander, chopped


  1. Prepare grill for high heat direct cooking
  2. heat oil in cast iron pan, fry bacon until it just about crisps and remove from pan. Add shallot, capsicum, chilli, bay leaf, garlic, salt and pepper and cook for 3-4 minutes with lid on. Only remove lid while stirring. Add bacon and continue to cook further 1 minute.
  3. Once capsicum has softened and bacon crisped add tomatoes, stir, cover and cook for 5 minutes.
  4. Create 4 wells in the tomato mixture with whatever you are using to stir, crack an egg into each, cover and cook for another 5-7 minutes until eggs have cooked. Remove bay leaf, garnish with coriander and scoop onto plates. Enjoy your long weekend.


  1. Lilli · June 2, 2014

    Yum that looks so delicious! This would be great for lunch too.

    • OMFGBBQ · June 2, 2014

      I’m on the hunt for a larger cast iron pan to use on the bbq, don’t want to use my Le Creuset one for this type of cooking. Imagine a dozen eggs in there!

  2. Maggie · June 2, 2014

    The picture looks great! I had this in Turkey before and loved it. Will try it for my next brunch with some chilled sparkling wine 🙂

    • OMFGBBQ · June 2, 2014

      Thanks Maggie – Turkey? Interesting place to have this dish! Sparkling wine for brunch? You know how to live 😉

  3. Marc @ Smell My Kitchen · June 2, 2014

    Great, now I’m hungry.

    This really looks delicious, but I’m sure it’s full of calories so might not be a good idea to eat it that often 😛 On the other hand: mmm bacon.

    Latest post: Lasagna Stuffed Peppers

    • OMFGBBQ · June 2, 2014

      What do you mean? It’s food of course it’s full of calories, that’s what food is! Check out the ingredients list, it’s basically vegetables with some token bacon and a couple of eggs – fairly well balanced meal if you ask me 😉

  4. Mike · June 2, 2014

    OMFGBBQ, this is totally awesome! I don’t know how I didn’t see this sooner! Flat out killer. Now I feel like I need to make some this weekend! Cheers!

    • OMFGBBQ · June 2, 2014

      All good Mike, you were the inspiration for it! Enjoy!

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