Hearty egg skillet breakfast simmered in a spicy tomato-based mushroom sauce, chorizo, and pinto beans and topped with fresh scallions, cilantro, and avocado chunks.
“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” — Leonardo da Vinci.
I'm not too fond of spending too much time in the kitchen. However, don't get me wrong, I love cooking; it is a type of therapy for me and a way to express myself creatively.
But since my job is very demanding and I have other obligations around the house, I need a quick meal sometimes. Therefore, one-pot meals are such a great way to achieve this.
However, one-pot meals are not just for dinner; we can do it for breakfast too! And I love doing one-pot egg dishes. Additionally, this is a very delicious saucy egg skillet recipe that goes well with toasted ciabatta bread!
Or, for breakfast, try the Potsticker Pinwheel and French Omelet with Whipped Garlic Herbed Cottage Cheese meals.
Mexican & North-African Mash-Up
I've been a big fan of soy chorizo; it's so good, and whatever you add it to, it brings out so much flavor. Check out my Butternut Squash Chicken Chili recipe, where I use it as a base for the soup. So good!
This egg skillet dish does remind me of Huevos Rancheros, which has tagged team with Shakshuka. In addition, Huevos Rancheros, which translates to Ranch Eggs, is a sunny-side-up egg dish served with tomatoes seasoned with chilies and cumin, beans (black beans to refried beans) served with tortillas and/or rice.
Meanwhile, Shakshuka is a dish from the Maghrebi region in North Africa, usually made in a tagine with tomatoes, chilies, and poached eggs. Ever since I discovered Shakshuka, I started making my own variations. Check out also my Harissa Egg Toast with Feta Cheese and Olive Oil recipe.
Ingredients and Instructions
For this egg skillet recipe, you'll make a spice blend of smoked paprika, chili powder, cumin powder, dried oregano, onion powder, and garlic powder. However, if you don't want to do all that, you can use adobo seasoning, about two teaspoons.
Heat some olive oil and saute your garlic, scallions, and jalapenos. Then, add quartered small tomatoes; I usually use Campari tomatoes. For example, they look like oversized cherry tomatoes.
Add your mushrooms; I usually just use baby portobello mushrooms. But brown button mushrooms and white button mushrooms should be fine as well. Then, once the mushrooms are cooked, you will add the soy chorizo crumbled.
However, if you don't want soy chorizo, you can use regular chorizo small diced. Then add the pinto beans, salsa, a little bit of vegetable broth, salt, and pepper. In addition, you want a slightly liquidy mixture to hold the eggs to simmer in a sauce.
Add the eggs by making little wells on the four corners of the pan, as shown in the images and video. Then, cover to allow the eggs to poach. I like runny eggs, so this may take 2 to 3 minutes.
Finally, garnish with fresh scallions, cilantro, and large diced avocado pieces. As mentioned before, this dish goes very well with toasted ciabatta bread. However, if this is not available, try French bread. Or you can even enjoy this with toasted flatbread or warmed-up tortillas.
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Suggested Servings Sides
Serve with a mixed Green Salad with chopped tomatoes or steamed vegetables like broccoli. Serve also with your Favorite Bread. For example, I've used and love toasted Ciabatta bread; it has wholes to soak up the juices from the skillet's sauce and eggs. You can also use flatbreads or warmed-up tortillas.
- Spices - For quicker recipe preparation, you can use Adobo Spice Blend.
- Tomatoes Variations - I used Campari Tomatoes, slightly bigger than grape and cherry tomatoes but not as big as a plum tomato. However, you can use plum tomatoes; just cut them into six instead of quartered.
- In addition, if you use grape or cherry tomatoes, cut them in half. But I do not suggest using globe tomatoes; the regular large round tomatoes contain too much water and acidity.
- Soy Chorizo - Alternatively, you can use small diced chorizo for the soy chorizo crumbles.
- Red Tomatillo Salsa - When referring to salsa, I usually use red tomatillo salsa. It is usually a hot puree sauce with ingredients similar to chunky salsa. Instead of or in combination with tomatoes, tomatillos are used, with various chilies (e.g., Anaheim, dried smoky peppers, arbol peppers), white onions, fresh cilantro, cumin powder, and garlic. And some of the mentioned ingredients may also be omitted as well.
Change Heat Level - Modify the egg skillet recipe's heat level to your liking and learn more about the Scoville Scale and Chili Pairings.
Medium Saute Pan - This is a one-pot egg skillet meal made in a saute pan, like the All-Clad Hard Anodized Nonstick Sauté Pan with Lid, not to be confused with a frying pan with shallow sides. In addition, the tall sides help keep moisture, great for poaching and simmering foods.
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- Refrigerator - I wouldn't suggest storing this egg skillet dish for later; it is better to eat it immediately. If you plan to eat it later, to keep it in the refrigerator, you can place it in a shallow 2-inch container to cool down quickly. Then, store in an air-tight sealing container. The meal will last up to one day.
- Freezer - I do not recommend freezing because if you try to reheat this dish, it will overcook the eggs.
Air Tight Food Containers - I use Glass Food Storage Containers with a plastic clipping lid to store food. For example, I always suggest glass storage containers since you can microwave them and hold food without staining the container, and the glass keeps them at a more stable temperature, which keeps the food fresher longer.
Don't have vegetable broth? That's OK; you can use water or bean liquid from the can.
Frequently Asked Questions
They look like unripe small green tomatoes with a leaf life substance that covers the fruit. For example, similar to gooseberries. In addition, these types of fruits are known as Physalis. Tomatillos are also usually roasted for salsas.
Poached eggs are usually cooked in hot water or steamed by cracking the egg and releasing the egg into a container or the water. They are usually cooked with the egg yolk still running and the egg white cooked.
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- Cook chicken to a minimum temperature of 165 °F (74 °C).
- Do not use the same utensils on cooked food that previously touched raw meat to prevent foodborne illness from contaminated uncooked meats.
- Wash hands after touching raw meat to prevent cross-contamination.
- Don't leave food at room temperature for extended periods; this can breed bacteria.
- Never leave cooking food unattended to prevent burns and fires.
- Use oils with a high smoke point to avoid harmful compounds.
- Always have good ventilation when using a gas stove to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.
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