Machaca con Huevos

Machaca con huevos was often made by ranchers from dried beef, creamy scrambled eggs, sautéed onions and fresh tomatoes. If you’re looking for a traditional Mexican breakfast recipe with eggs, this one is ideal for brunch, families and large groups. Developed by the creative chefs at LatinoFoodie, it’s a rich and filling start to the day that takes some time to prepare but is worth every minute.

Machaca (dried beef) can be found in the Hispanic section of large grocery stores or in Mexican grocery stores. If you prefer, you can substitute it for shredded pot roast or brisket.


  • 1 pound

    dried beef (carne seca)* or shredded pot roast

  • 6

    large eggs

  • 1/4 cup

    heavy cream or whole fat milk

  • 2 tablespoons

    vegetable oil, divided

  • 1

    large yellow onion, thinly sliced in half-moons

  • 1

    small serrano pepper, stemmed, minced (about 1 teaspoon)

  • 2

    large garlic cloves, minced 

  • 1 (16-ounce)

    jar HERDEZ® Salsa Casera

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Serves 4-6



  1. For dried beef: cut dried beef into smaller strips/pieces. Place in large bowl and cover with cold water and refrigerate overnight.  This helps rehydrate meat and begin to remove the salt. 

  2. First thing in the morning, place meat in a large pot and cover with fresh water. Allow to boil 1 ½ hours, changing the water halfway through boiling to remove excess salt and further tenderize meat.

  3. Once cooled, shred meat. It is now ready to use.

  4. For Machaca con Huevos: In large bowl, whisk together eggs and cream. Add prepared meat and reserve.

  5. In large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil over medium heat. Add onions, coating evenly with oil, and allow to cook until onions become translucent, about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  6. Mix in serrano and garlic. Cook until both becomes fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add remaining oil if skillet looks dry to prevent garlic from burning.

  7. Add HERDEZ® Salsa Casera and mix thoroughly, allowing excess liquid to cook off, about 7 minutes.

  8. Mix in reserved egg and meat mixture. Cook until eggs are cooked through, about 5 minutes.

  9. Adjust seasoning to taste and serve with flour tortillas and refried beans.


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