Mexican Shakshuka


This Mexican-inspired shakshuka recipe is a one-skillet poached egg dish hearty enough to feed a crowd. It's full of all the flavors you expect from Mexican recipes — tomatoes, onions, smoked peppers, cumin, chili powders, and Spanish paprika. Serve with warmed corn or flour tortillas and butter-fried hominy.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1 cup diced onion

  • 1 (8 ounce) jar roasted red bell peppers, drained and chopped

  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic

  • 3 tablespoons Hunt's® Tomato Paste

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground ancho chile powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon Spanish paprika

  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans Hunt's® Diced Tomatoes, undrained

  • ½ cup water

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 6 large eggs, or more as needed


  1. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Sauté onion in hot oil until translucent and tender, about 5 minutes. Add roasted peppers and garlic; sauté until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in tomato paste, chili powders, cumin, and paprika. Sauté until well combined, 1 to 2 minutes more.

  2. Stir in tomatoes and water. Season with salt and pepper. Raise heat to medium-high and bring mixture to a boil. Immediately reduce heat to medium and cook for about 5 minutes.

  3. Reduce heat to medium-low. Make a well in tomato mixture for each egg; pour 1 egg into each well. Cover; poach until whites are firm and yolks have thickened but are not hard, 2 1/2 to 5 minutes.


Serving size depends on the number of eggs you want to poach. If they are large, only 5 or 6 will fit. I now use medium eggs to get more servings with more sauce. Yum.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

161 Calories
9g Fat
13g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 161
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 164mg 55%
Sodium 685mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 24mg 120%
Calcium 42mg 3%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 422mg 9%

* 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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