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Baked spicy Mexican eggs

Recipe from: 1 October 2013
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Ingredients 12
Servings 4
Time 00:10


  • Olive oil - for frying and greasing
  • 1
    red onion - peeled and diced
  • 1
    wide green chilli - jalapeño, or ordinary chilli
  • 2
    garlic cloves - peeled and finely sliced
  • 1
    cumin seeds
  • 400
    chopped tomatoes
  • 400
    cooked black beans - drained and rinsed
  • 4-6
    corn tortillas - halved
  • 50
    cheddar cheese - finely grated
  • 2
    pinches of chilli flakes - or to taste
  • Small handful of coriander - finely chopped
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper


Preheat the oven to 180ºC, and heat the grill as well if you have an oven grill function.

Place a frying pan over a medium heat and add a glug of olive oil. Add the onion, chilli and garlic with a pinch of salt and pepper and sauté until tender and dark golden, about 6 minutes.

Add the cumin and cook until aromatic. Stir in the tomatoes and gently simmer for 5 minutes. Add the beans, heat through for
2 minutes, then set aside.

Grease a baking dish with a little oil and sprinkle some seasoning in the bottom of it. Line the dish with the tortillas, overlapping them and raising them slightly above the edge of the dish.

Pour in the tomato mixture, then make 6 little wells in it.

Break an egg into a cup, then pour it into a well so that the yolk sits neatly in the middle. Repeat with the remaining eggs. Sprinkle over the cheese and chilli flakes and season with salt and pepper.

Place the dish on a shelf two-thirds of the way up the oven so that the grill (if on) can colour the cheese.

Bake for 8–10 minutes, or until the egg whites are cooked through, the yolks runny and the cheese melted and golden. If you don’t have an oven grill, bake for a further 3 – 4 minutes.

Scatter with the coriander before serving.
Recipe extracted from 'Gordon Ramsay’s Ultimate Home Cooking' by Gordon Ramsay.

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