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Eggs Poached in Spicy Tomato Sauce (Shakshuka)

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Servings: 2
Author: Linda Arceo gigglesgobblesandgulps.com


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium-sized jalapeno finely chopped (seeds and membrane optional)
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 cups of marinara sauce homemade preferrable
  • 8 oz. of canned tomato sauce
  • 15 oz. can of cannelini white beans
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • dash of chili powder to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • fresh ground pepper to taste
  • crushed red pepper to taste
  • 4 eggs


  • In a large deep skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add garlic and jalapeno and cook until softened, 7-10 minutes. Add marinara, tomato sauce and cannelini beans. Stir. Add chili powder, cumin and salt to taste. Lower the heat and simmer for 5 minutes or until thickened.
  • Crack each egg on top of spicy tomato and bean mixtures. Cover and cook for 6-8 minutes or until the whites are set and the yolks are still runny. Remove from the heat and top with fresh ground pepper and crushed red pepper. Serve immediately with toast points.