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Baked Eggs in Spicy Tomato Pepper Sauce & Gruyere Cheese

This dish is SO INCREDIBLY DELICIOUS & it's one of my all-time fave egg dishes. It starts with a tangy red pepper and tomato sauce with smoky spices that cooks down into this thick and luscious sauce. Then the eggs sit nestled right in the sauce and cook to perfection with the yoke still runny and ready to ooze. The cheese baked on top under a broiler until melted and slightly browned adds more creaminess and the finishing salty touch. Set all of this over crisp tortillas and I swear you will not want to stop eating it! My mouth is watering just thinking about it!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Carrie Tyler


  • 2 tbsp  olive oil
  • ½  medium red onion peeled and diced
  • 1 clove  garlic minced
  • ½ medium red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 can tomato sauce 14oz
  • ½ tsp  chili powder
  • ½ tsp  cumin
  • Pinch Cayenne pepper
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 Cup shredded Gruyere Cheese
  • eggs
  • ½ tbsp  fresh chopped parsley
  • ½ cup Sour Cream
  • 8-10 Soft Corn Tortillas 8-10ct


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Place 4 tortillas on a sheet pan, brush with olive oil, and lightly salt. Heat for 10minutes, then flip tortillas over and cook for another 10-15 or until crisp.
  2. Dice half of onion. Chop half of red pepper into ½ inch pieces. Mince garlic.
  3. Heat 1 Tbls olive oil in a large sauté pan on medium. Add onion, sauté for a few minutes until the onion begins to soften. Add garlic (save ¼ for the sour cream) and bell pepper and continue to sauté till mixture is fragrant and softened, about 5-7 minutes.
  4. Add tomato sauce, chili powder, cumin, and cayenne and stir till blended.
  5. Allow mixture to simmer over medium heat for 5-7 minutes till it starts to reduce. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  6. While sauce is simmering, make Sour Cream topping – in a small bowl mix sour cream, garlic, a pinch of chili powder and a pinch of salt, then mix thoroughly and set aside.
  7. With a spoon, make 4 'holes' in the sauce for the eggs (depends on how many eggs you decided on). Crack the eggs, one at a time, into the openings, making sure to space them evenly over the sauce.

  8. Cover the pan. Allow mixture to simmer for 8-10 minutes, or until the eggs are cooked and the sauce has slightly reduced.
  9. Sprinkle cheese over eggs and put under broiler just until cheese is melted and lightly browned

Place 2 tortillas on a plate and cover with eggs and sauce