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Huevos Divorciados featuring Hatch chile sauce

This post has kindly been supported by The Hatch Chile Store, all thoughts and opinions are my own. 

Huevos divorciados served on a turquoise plate surrounded by it's ingredients and packages/jars of Hatch chile.

Huevos divorciados is a dish created by, and for, the chile sauce lover. Often the sauces for this dish are made from scratch with love, right before the dish is served- a commendable action. However I believe in working smart not hard. If you want to make your chile sauces from scratch, do it ahead of time, or use ready made sauce like me.

I use Hatch chile sauce for my huevos divorciados because I feel that using New Mexico chile makes this breakfast even more delicious! Plus it saves me time because I have a pantry stocked with Hatch chile sauce I order online from The Hatch chile store.

Huevos divorciados meaning?

A closeup of a plate full of huevos divorciados garnished with red onion and jalapeno slices.

Huevos divorciados is a Mexican dish that you don’t see on the menu in the United States very often, but it’s considered to be a common comfort food south of the border. You may be wondering what is it exactly, or what does it mean in english?

Juxtaposed against the delicious taste of this dish is its interesting name; what does ‘huevos divorciados’ mean? It literally translates to ‘divorced eggs’ in English because red and green sauces are smothered over individual eggs kept separate on the serving plate by refried beans.

Divorce is just a fancy word for separation, which is exactly what this dish does. It separates the two sauces so one side of the plate is smothered in red sauce, and the other side is smothered in green sauce. You have the opportunity to enjoy both flavors on your eggs and tortillas without them intermingling. 

Why choose red OR green chile when you can have it all? (Personally I like the flavor of red and green chile sauce mixed together, no problem there.)

Huevos Divorciados ingredients

Huevos Divorciados, eggs smothered in red chile on one side, and green chile on the other separated by refried beans and bacon.

The ingredients for this dish are as simple or fancy as you want to make them. The simple ingredients are: tortillas, eggs, chile sauces (or salsas) and refried beans.

I really enjoy my huevos divorciados with lots of queso fresco crumbled over the top, along with bacon and avocado.

Beware: a classic huevos divorciados plate ordered from a Mexican restaurant or made for you at home by your abuela will not taste the same as serving it New Mexico style with Hatch chile sauce. Why is that? 

Because the classic Mexican red and green sauces served with this dish are more like warm ‘salsa’ than they are a New Mexican chile sauce. The red and green sauces will contain tomatoes and tomatillos respectively. Something Hatch chile sauce doesn’t contain.

Hatch green chile sauce is spooned over a freshly fried egg and corn tortilla.
No tomatillo in this green sauce, it’s Hatch green chile sauce all the way!

What are Hatch Chile Peppers?

Hatch Chile peppers are world famous for their delicious flavors, produced by the unique climate and soil composition that exists only in the Hatch Valley of Southern New Mexico. These factors combine to grow exceptional-tasting chile peppers with smoky, sweet, and hot flavor notes. More people discover Hatch Chiles each year, and their popularity continues to grow.

Growing up in New Mexico where chile peppers are an integral part of the culture, I know that Hatch chiles have earned a reputation for being the best of the best. I personally only use authentic Hatch in all my cooking because it simply tastes amazing. You should be able to find canned Hatch chile in any supermarket these days, or you can order it directly like I do. Frozen chile is much, much better tasting than canned!

The Hatch Chile Store is the premiere website for ordering your Hatch chile– they are incredibly good at shipping fresh authentic chile right to your door, whatever variety and hotness lever you prefer. It’s where I get all my Hatch Chile, and I must say the flavor really does stand out above any other chile pepper variety.

Wooden baskets at a farmer's market are filled with fresh New Mexico chiles; most of them are green, but a few are turning red.

Head on over now to The Hatch Chile Store to stock up on the most delicious Hatch chile you can buy anywhere- they’ve always got great deals on your favorite products!

Did you know I have a full-color cookbook with lots more easy and delicious New Mexican recipes? You can learn more about it here!

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Huevos Divorciados featuring Hatch chile


Classic huevos divorciados elevated by the taste of Hatch chile sauce. Two breakfast eggs served your way, one smothered in red chile sauce, the other in green. Red and green sauces are separated by a serving of refried beans, bacon, and/or avocado. Don’t forget the corn tortillas and cheese!


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  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, separated
  • 4 corn tortillas
  • 1/2 cup refried beans
  • 4 slices cooked bacon
  • 1/2 cup of Hatch green chile sauce
  • 1/2 cup of Hatch red chile sauce
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/3 cup crumbled queso fresco cheese
  • 1/2 ripe avocado, sliced
  • optional garnishes: sliced fresh jalapeno, fresh cilantro, sliced red onion.


This recipe works best when all the ingredients above are prepped and the eggs are cooked last (so they’re nice and hot when you eat them.)

  1. Place a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat and add the vegetable oil. Lightly fry both sides of a corn tortilla and place the tortilla on a plate. Repeat with the remaining tortillas, placing two tortillas on each plate.
  2. Place two pieces of bacon between the tortillas on each plate. Spread a large spoonful of refried beans over the bacon (or on the side of the plate, your preference).
  3. Heat the individual chile sauces in the microwave until very warm. Pour red sauce over one tortilla and green sauce over another. Repeat with the other plate.
  4. Place butter into the skillet and when melted, cook eggs according to your preference. Top each tortilla with an egg. Sprinkle cheese over and any other optional garnishes. Serve.

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