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Skillet Eggs in Spicy Tomato Pepper Sauce with Manchego Cheese cooked in a skillet. With a smoky, spicy, thick, and luscious red pepper tomato sauce. #eggs #huevosrancheros #tomatosauce #easydinner #brunch #shakshuka

Eggs in Spicy Tomato Pepper Sauce

Skillet Eggs in Spicy Tomato Pepper Sauce with Manchego Cheese are incredible.  With a smoky, spicy, thick, and luscious red pepper tomato sauce. The eggs sit nestled right in the sauce and cook to perfection with the yokes ready to ooze. The cheese melts on top for a creamy and nutty finish.  Set all of this over crisp tortillas!!  #eggs #huevosrancheros #tomatosauce #easydinner #brunch #shakshuka 

Course Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword eggs, peppers, shakshuka, tomato sauce
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 431 kcal
Author Carrie Tyler

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp Extra Virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 Red onion
  • 2 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 Red bell pepper chopped
  • 15 oz Tomato sauce
  • 1/2 tsp Chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 1/2 cup Water or low sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 Cup shredded Manchego (you can substitute Gruyere or cheddar)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tbsp fresh chopped cilantro (you can substitute parsley)
  • 4 Soft Corn Tortillas

Instructions

Prep Ahead

  1. Dice half of onion.  

    Diced red onion for Skillet Eggs in Spicy Tomato Pepper Sauce with Manchego Cheese. With a smoky, spicy, thick, and luscious red pepper tomato sauce. #eggs #huevosrancheros #tomatosauce #easydinner #brunch #shakshuka
  2. Chop red pepper into ½ inch pieces.  Mince 2 cloves garlic.  Store the onion, red pepper, and garlic together in fridge if doing ahead.

    Chopped red pepper for Skillet Eggs in Spicy Tomato Pepper Sauce with Manchego Cheese. With a smoky, spicy, thick, and luscious red pepper tomato sauce. #eggs #huevosrancheros #tomatosauce #easydinner #brunch #shakshuka
  3. If your cheese is not grated, then grate and store in an airtight container.

  4. Chop the cilantro.  Store in fridge if doing ahead.

  5. Measure out your spices (chili powder, cumin, cayenne, salt, pepper) into a small bowl.

    Spices in a bowl for Skillet Eggs in Spicy Tomato Pepper Sauce with Manchego Cheese. With a smoky, spicy, thick, and luscious red pepper tomato sauce. #eggs #huevosrancheros #tomatosauce #easydinner #brunch #shakshuka

Cook

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Place 4 tortillas on a sheet pan, brush or spray with olive oil, and lightly salt. Bake for 10 minutes, then flip tortillas over and bake for another 10-15, until crisp.

    4 crispy corn tortillas on sheet pan for Skillet Eggs in Spicy Tomato Pepper Sauce with Manchego Cheese. With a smoky, spicy, thick, and luscious red pepper tomato sauce. #eggs #huevosrancheros #tomatosauce #easydinner #brunch #shakshuka
  2. Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a large skillet preheated on medium heat. Add onion, red pepper, and garlic.   Sauté for 8 minutes, stirring frequently to ensure the garlic and onions do not burn.

    Diced onion, red pepper, and garlic in skillet cooking for Skillet Eggs in Spicy Tomato Pepper Sauce with Manchego Cheese. With a smoky, spicy, thick, and luscious red pepper tomato sauce. #eggs #huevosrancheros #tomatosauce #easydinner #brunch #shakshuka
  3. Add tomato sauce and spice blend (chili powder, cumin, cayenne, salt, pepper) and water.  Stir until blended.  

    Spices, tomato sauce, diced onion, red pepper, and garlic in skillet cooking for Skillet Eggs in Spicy Tomato Pepper Sauce with Manchego Cheese. With a smoky, spicy, thick, and luscious red pepper tomato sauce. #eggs #huevosrancheros #tomatosauce #easydinner #brunch #shakshuka
  4. Cover and simmer mixture over medium-low heat for 10 minutes till it starts to reduce. 

    Spices, tomato sauce, diced onion, red pepper, and garlic in skillet cooking for Skillet Eggs in Spicy Tomato Pepper Sauce with Manchego Cheese. With a smoky, spicy, thick, and luscious red pepper tomato sauce. #eggs #huevosrancheros #tomatosauce #easydinner #brunch #shakshuka
  5. Crack the eggs, one at a time, in a separate cup so that you can fish out any shell pieces.  With a spoon, make a 'hole' in the sauce and pour the egg into it.  Do this for all 4 eggs, making sure to space them evenly over the sauce.  Sprinkle the cheese over top.  TIP: I like to sprinkle it all around the yoke, leaving that beautiful yellow yoke poking through. 

    Hand pouring raw egg into hole in tomato sauce in pan for Skillet Eggs in Spicy Tomato Pepper Sauce with Manchego Cheese. With a smoky, spicy, thick, and luscious red pepper tomato sauce. #eggs #huevosrancheros #tomatosauce #easydinner #brunch #shakshuka
  6. Cover the pan. Allow to cook for 8-10 minutes, or until the eggs are cooked and the cheese has melted.

    Skillet Eggs in Spicy Tomato Pepper Sauce with Manchego Cheese cooked in a skillet. With a smoky, spicy, thick, and luscious red pepper tomato sauce. #eggs #huevosrancheros #tomatosauce #easydinner #brunch #shakshuka
  7. Place a tortilla on a plate and cover with an egg and sauce.

    Skillet Eggs in Spicy Tomato Pepper Sauce with Manchego Cheese served over a crispy corn tortilla with skillet in back. With a smoky, spicy, thick, and luscious red pepper tomato sauce. #eggs #huevosrancheros #tomatosauce #easydinner #brunch #shakshuka