Chakchouka (Shakshouka)

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Shakshuka (chakchouka or shakshouka) is a Tunisian dish of tomatoes, onions, pepper, spices, and eggs. It's usually eaten for breakfast or lunch, but I think it's tasty anytime. And it's easy to make. It is similar to the Turkish dish menemen and the Latin American breakfast dish huevos rancheros.

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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
Servings:
4

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 ⅓ cups chopped onion

  • 1 cup thinly sliced bell peppers, any color

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced, or to taste

  • 2 ½ cups chopped tomatoes

  • 1 hot chile pepper, seeded and finely chopped, or to taste

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon paprika

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 4 large eggs

Directions

  1. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in onion, bell pepper, and garlic; cook and stir until vegetables have softened and onion has turned translucent, about 5 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, mix together tomatoes, chile pepper, cumin, paprika, and salt in a bowl.

  3. Stir tomato mixture into onion mixture. Simmer, uncovered, until tomato juices have cooked off, about 10 minutes.

  4. Make 4 indentations in tomato mixture; crack eggs into indentations. Cover the skillet and cook until eggs are firm but not dry, about 5 minutes.

    close up view of Chakchouka (Shakshouka) in a pan
    lucy

Tips

You may use drained canned tomatoes instead of fresh ones if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

209 Calories
15g Fat
13g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 209
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 164mg 55%
Sodium 654mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 65mg 325%
Calcium 60mg 5%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 511mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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