Mexican Shakshuka Recipe

Mexican Shakshuka Recipe

How To Make Mexican-Style Shakshuka

This shakshuka recipe yields a flavorful fusion meal of Middle Eastern and Mexican! Enjoy bites of tender tomatoes and peppers, all in one plate.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



  • ½red onion,diced
  • 2garlic cloves,minced
  • 1bell pepper,any color, diced
  • 4cherry bomb chili peppers
  • 4medium tomatoes,diced
  • 2tspcumin
  • 2tsppaprika
  • 2tspgarlic powder
  • 1tspcayenne
  • 1salt,to taste
  • 4eggs
  • cotija cheese,to taste
  • avocado,sliced, for garnish


  1. In a small cast-iron pan or Dutch oven, add 2 tablespoons of oil. Once hot, sauté the onions and garlic until fragrant.

  2. Add the peppers and sauté for another 2 to 3 minutes until tender. Add tomatoes and let mixture cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  3. Add the spices, and salt and pepper to taste, then continue to sauté for another 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  4. Once the liquid from the tomatoes has cooked out and the tomatoes have a jam-like consistency, crack 3 to 4 eggs on top.

  5. Garnish with cheese of choice and cover. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes until the eggs are poached and the yolks are still runny.

  6. Garnish with salt and pepper, feta or cotija cheese, sliced avocado, green onions and cilantro and enjoy!


  • Calories: 266.16kcal
  • Fat: 10.23g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.95g
  • Trans Fat: 0.03g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3.61g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.45g
  • Carbohydrates: 30.55g
  • Fiber: 7.69g
  • Sugar: 15.87g
  • Protein: 17.09g
  • Cholesterol: 319.92mg
  • Sodium: 1218.90mg
  • Calcium: 131.40mg
  • Potassium: 1320.02mg
  • Iron: 5.60mg
  • Vitamin A: 454.26µg
  • Vitamin C: 243.17mg
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