Rating: 4.67 stars
328 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 248
  • 4 star values: 60
  • 3 star values: 15
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 3

Chakchouka (also called shakshouka) is a Tunisian and Israeli 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 to the Latin American breakfast dish 'Huevos Rancheros.'

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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

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  • Combine the tomatoes, cumin, paprika, salt, and chile pepper into a bowl and mix briefly. Pour the tomato mixture into the skillet, and stir to combine.

  • Simmer, uncovered, until the tomato juices have cooked off, about 10 minutes. Make four indentations in the tomato mixture for the eggs. Crack the eggs into the indentations. Cover the skillet and let the eggs cook until they're firm but not dry, about 5 minutes.

Cook's Note:

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

Nutrition Facts

209 calories; protein 7.8g; carbohydrates 12.9g; fat 15g; cholesterol 163.7mg; sodium 653.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (212)

328 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 248
  • 4 star values: 60
  • 3 star values: 15
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
09/27/2010
This came out wonderful. I love savory breakfasts and this really hits the spot! I multiplied by about 10 and used 36 eggs. Our staff really enjoyed it. Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2011
Delicious. I made it exactly as written. Wish I had thought to buy pitas, but serving it with toast was still really good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2012
My husband came home from Israel raving about this dish. Used this recipe and it was fantastic. I double, triple or even quadruple the sauce, then freeze it in batches so we can have it regularly without having to chop onion first thing in the morning. I sometimes substitute shallots for the onion because I prefer shallots, but it is delicious either way! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/06/2011
Absolutely awesome! We made this for breakfast and loved it! It is so filling and delicious. I shared the recipe with my parents who are big breakfast eaters and they loved it too! I will definitely make this again! Goes great with toast hash browns or all by itself. If you are hesitant don't be you will really enjoy this! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2012
Having recently returned from Israel, I was delighted to find this recipe. I added a 1/3 cup of sliced green olives. It was delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2011
Simply amazing! I used red onion and substituted the chili pepper with red cayenne spice and a jalapeno. The flavor is undeniable and the texture is superb. The dish is just spicy enough to make it interesting. I highly recommend this! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/03/2014
Wow. A recipe that is tasty, easy, quick, DELICIOUS, cheap, healthy, and has easy clean up? Pinch me. I have to be dreaming. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/14/2011
Wasn't bad. Had leftovers for breakfast the next day. As a dinner, would be better served over a carb such as rice or mashed potatoes, I think. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
12/05/2012
I cooked this dish for my new in-laws (and I am VERY new to cooking!) I studied abroad in Israel and I wanted to make something special and different. I thought "chakcouka" would be awesome if I could pull it off...This recipe is perfect! The directions were easy to follow it was colorful flavorful and delicious. I will be making it again soon!!! Read More
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