Spicy Mexican Shakshuka Recipe: A Flavor-Packed Breakfast Delight


Total time40 minutes


Ready to mix up your brunch game with a Mexican twist on the beloved shakshuka? Introducing our Mexican Shakshuka Recipe – a delightful fusion of brunch and bold Mexican flavours! This dish is a breeze to whip up. Poached eggs in a zesty tomato sauce with fresh veggies and spices. Perfect for a cosy morning, or a boozy brunch with friends (margaritas, anyone?). Trust me, this one-pan wonder will have you and your mates frothing for more.

Mexican Shakshuka Recipe



For the Spicy Mexican Shakshuka

  • 1 Small Onion, Diced
  • 4 Cloves Garlic, Diced
  • 4 Jalapeno Chillies, Diced
  • 150 g Mushrooms, Sliced
  • 75 g Aspargus, Sliced
  • 60 g Spinach
  • 400 g can Chopped Tomatoes
  • 400 g can Mexican bean mix or four-bean mix
  • 4 Medium Eggs
  • 2 tsps Cumin
  • 2 tsps Smoked Paprika
  • 2 tsps Sweet Paprike
  • Salt & Pepper , to taste

For the Topping (optional)

  • 100 g Corn Chips
  • 2 Green Onions, Sliced



For the Mexican Shakshuka Recipe

  • 1

    Sauté Aromatics: Heat olive oil in a large pan over medium-low heat. Add the diced onion, garlic, and chillies. Sauté for about 5 minutes until fragrant, stirring occasionally to avoid burning.

  • 2

    Add Veggies: Toss in the diced mushrooms and asparagus. Sauté for 10 minutes until the veggies have softened and reduced slightly in size. 

  • 3

    Combine Base Ingredients: Pour in the chopped tomatoes and Mexican bean mix. Stir in the paprika, smoked paprika, cumin, salt, and pepper. Mix well and let it simmer for 5 minutes.

  • 4

    Add Spinach: Stir in the spinach and let it wilt down about 2-3 minutes.

  • 5

    Cook the Eggs: Make small wells in the bean mixture with the back of a large spoon. Crack each egg into a well. Cover the pan with a lid and let it simmer for about 5 minutes or until the egg whites are set and the yolks are cooked to your liking.

  • 6

    Garnish and Serve: Sprinkle crushed nacho corn chips and sliced spring onions on top. Serve hot, either on toast or with extra corn chips for dipping.




Spice Level: Adjust the number of chillies based on your spice tolerance. For a milder dish, use fewer chillies or choose a milder variety.

Egg Cooking: Make sure the pan is covered for perfectly cooked eggs and monitor the yolks to your preferred doneness.

Freshness Matters: Use fresh spinach, mushrooms, and asparagus for the best texture and flavour.

Garnish Options: Top with fresh avocado slices, a cilantro sprinkle, or a lime squeeze for added freshness and flavour.


Nutrition per serve