This is a Tex-Mex spin on eggs poached in spicy tomato sauce (Italian eggs in purgatory or Israeli shakshuka), which gets its heat from the cooked chorizo and ground red pepper.

Ann Taylor Pittman
Recipe by Cooking Light May 2016


Credit: Jennifer Causey Styling: Lindsey Lower

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30 mins
30 mins
Serves 4


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  • Preheat broiler to high.

  • Arrange bread on a baking sheet; coat both sides of bread with cooking spray. Broil 1 1/2 minutes on each side. Cut 1 garlic clove in half; rub bread slices with cut sides of garlic.

  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion; sauté 3 minutes. Mince remaining 2 garlic cloves. Add minced garlic and bell pepper to pan; cook 5 minutes. Stir in cumin, salt, and ground red pepper; cook 30 seconds. Stir in tomatoes and chorizo; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes.

  • Uncover and form 4 (2-inch) indentations in sauce, using the back of a spoon. Crack eggs, 1 at a time, into a small custard cup, and gently slip 1 egg into each indentation. Cover and cook 8 minutes or until whites are set. Top with cilantro. Place 1 bread slice on each of 4 plates; top each with 1 1/2 cups sauce and 1 egg.

Nutrition Facts

447 calories; fat 20.6g; saturated fat 5.6g; mono fat 10.2g; poly fat 2.6g; protein 33g; carbohydrates 32g; fiber 7g; cholesterol 237mg; iron 4mg; sodium 634mg; calcium 109mg; sugars 6g; added sugar 2g.