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Eggs in Spicy Tomato Sauce

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This modified shakshuka gets smoky flavor from bacon and chipotle chiles.

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  • Servings: 4

Source: Everyday Food, April 2005

Ingredients

  • 4 slices bacon, cut 1/2 inch thick crosswise
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons chopped chipotle chiles in adobo
  • 2 cans (28 ounces each) whole peeled tomatoes in juice
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • Tortilla chips, for serving (optional)

Directions

  1. Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat, turning occasionally, until browned, 4 to 5 minutes; transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.

  2. Add garlic and chiles to rendered fat in skillet; cook, stirring, until garlic is just golden, 30 to 60 seconds. Add tomatoes and juice; simmer over medium heat, breaking up tomatoes with a spoon and stirring occasionally, until thickened, 15 to 20 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

  3. Reduce heat to low. One at a time, crack eggs into a small bowl or cup, and slide onto sauce in skillet, spacing so that all eggs will fit. Cover; cook very gently until egg whites are just opaque (yolks should still be soft), 6 to 9 minutes.

  4. Spoon into four serving bowls; sprinkle with feta and bacon. Serve with tortilla chips, if desired.

Cook's Notes

If you can't find canned chipotle chiles in adobo, substitute one tablespoon chili powder plus 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper.

Reviews Add a comment

  • Jamie M
    31 JAN, 2013
    Yum! Delicious and spicy meal that is a cinch to put together. I live alone and cut all ingredients in half, using a 10 inch nonstick skillet. Works great. Easy way to use up leftover eggs.
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  • elMisses
    17 DEC, 2010
    In Tunisia this dish, made with olive oil (without the rendered bacon) is called aijja. I understand from the preceding comments and mine, too that it must be Mediterranean in origin.
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  • Froh
    16 DEC, 2010
    My mother made this as an Italian Lenten dish--no meat, just Bell peppers, onion and seasoned tomato sauce. We called it "Eggs in Purgatory." Does anyone know the real Italian name?
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  • ricoderi
    16 DEC, 2010
    this is actually a Moroccan recipe at it's core, called *Shakshuka*. my eldest daughter recently opened a new restaurant in Tel Aviv, called Rico's Shakshuka-Bar. the whole menu is based on this type of dish, with different additions to it.
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  • Parhelian
    27 MAR, 2010
    Really great! I made mine less spicy. You can do this with a regular Italian style sauce, as well.
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  • bracklanta
    17 MAR, 2009
    Tasty meal idea! Easy to cook and great with the tortilla chips. I added green pepper and to make it Vegetarian I took out the bacon.
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  • bracklanta
    17 MAR, 2009
    Tasty meal idea! Easy to cook and great with the tortilla chips. I added green pepper and to make it Vegetarian I took out the bacon.
    Reply
  • bracklanta
    17 MAR, 2009
    Tasty meal idea! Easy to cook and great with the tortilla chips. I added green pepper and to make it Vegetarian I took out the bacon.
    Reply
  • bracklanta
    17 MAR, 2009
    Tasty meal idea! Easy to cook and great with the tortilla chips. I added green pepper and to make it Vegetarian I took out the bacon.
    Reply
  • Marla_10
    16 MAR, 2009
    we cook something similar like that in Mexico; nothing new after all.
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