Southwestern Baked Eggs

Southwestern baked eggs (click through for recipe) Baked eggs is one of those dishes that I just plain forget about. Knowing how to make a great baked egg is one of those kitchen tricks everyone should be able to list on a resume. 🙂 And here’s why: it’s SO easy to make (especially compared to poaching and frying), and it tastes just as amazing.

Southwestern baked eggs (click through for recipe)You also get to pop the dish in the oven, set your timer, and then go start your morning, getting-ready routine while your eggs bake. For the most part, you really don’t get to walk away from stove-top egg dishes, since eggs cook so quickly, but with baked eggs you can. 

This is one of my all-time favorite ways to eat baked eggs—surrounded by delicious flavors like black beans and garlic. This is a super filling and healthy breakfast option. Wanna know a secret? It makes a great dinner too. 🙂

How to bake eggsSouthwestern Baked Eggs, serves two.

4 eggs
1 small onion (or half a larger onion)
1 bell pepper
4-5 cloves of garlic
1-2 tablespoons olive oil
15-ounce (one can) cooked black beans
1/4 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
2 tablespoons cream or almond milk
4-5 cherry tomatoes
1-2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
corn tortilla chips for serving

First chop up the onion, bell pepper, and garlic. Drain the black beans from the can. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Sauté the onion and bell pepper until the onion begins to soften. Add in the garlic and cook for another minute. Then throw in the beans, cumin, and cayenne, and cook just until everything is hot.

Best baked eggsIn two oven-safe dishes, divide the veggie and bean mixture evenly. Make two small nests in the mixture. Carefully crack the eggs and pour them into the nests, keeping the yolks intact.

How to bake eggs Drizzle the cream or almond milk over the eggs. This helps to keep the egg whites from drying out while baking. Sprinkle with a little salt and pepper. Bake at 375°F for 12-15 minutes, until the egg whites are just set. Once you pull the eggs out of the oven, they will still continue to bake, so don’t let them bake too long or you won’t get those delicious runny yolks. 

Southwestern baked eggs (click through for recipe) Top with a few chopped cherry tomatoes and cilantro. I like to serve these with tortilla chips for dipping into the mixture because it’s almost like breakfast nachos that way. You could also top these with salsa, sour cream, fresh avocado, guacamole, jalapeño, or shredded cheese. Enjoy! xo. Emma

Note: If you are enjoying this as part of the Weekday Weekend Challenge be sure to use some kind of 100% whole grain or corn tortilla and omit any dairy garnishes like sour cream (unless it’s the weekend baby!)

Credits // Author and Photography: Emma Chapman. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions. 

Southwestern Baked Eggs

Servings 2

Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 small onion or half a larger onion
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 4-5 cloves of garlic
  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 15- ounce one can cooked black beans
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 2 tablespoons cream or almond milk
  • 4-5 cherry tomatoes
  • 1-2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • corn tortilla chips for serving

Instructions

  • First chop up the onion, bell pepper, and garlic. Drain the black beans from the can. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Sauté the onion and bell pepper until the onion begins to soften. Add in the garlic and cook for another minute. Then throw in the beans, cumin, and cayenne, and cook just until everything is hot.
  • In two oven-safe dishes, divide the veggie and bean mixture evenly. Make two small nests in the mixture. Carefully crack the eggs and pour them into the nests, keeping the yolks intact.
  • Drizzle the cream or almond milk over the eggs. This helps to keep the egg whites from drying out while baking. Sprinkle with a little salt and pepper. Bake at 375°F for 12-15 minutes, until the egg whites are just set. Once you pull the eggs out of the oven, they will still continue to bake, so don’t let them bake too long or you won’t get those delicious runny yolks.
  • Top with a few chopped cherry tomatoes and cilantro. I like to serve these with tortilla chips for dipping into the mixture because it’s almost like breakfast nachos that way. You could also top these with salsa, sour cream, fresh avocado, guacamole, jalapeño, or shredded cheese.
  • That looks awesome! I’m definitely trying this.

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  • Ohh, that would be fantastic! Think of all that gorgeous food photography! Literally a feast for the eyes! (hehe!)

  • Just tried this recipe this morning! I substituted a couple of items to match what I had in my cupboards (black beans for butter beans and green bell for yellow bell) and added a handful of grated cheddar cheese… absolutely gorgeous!

    Great tip about taking them out just before the eggs look done though, as I did leave mine in a little too long and the yolk was hard when I came to eat it. Not bad for a first try though. I may even make it again tomorrow morning for my other half as well!

    Great recipe, thanks Emma!
    x

  • This looks great! will you please consider adding a “print it” option for your recipes?
    Thanks!

  • Certainly beats my toast I had this morning, may be something to try over the weekend!

  • I need to try it next week. Sounds like it’s a very nutritious meal

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  • ok – so I know the baked eggs are kindof the point – but just fyi – last night i made beans like this and added some polenta croutons (beans and grits are a weirdly common thing at Mexican restaurants here in AL) and it was magical and my belly says thank you for a killer week of easy/delicious/totally complimentary recipes

  • Just made these tonight, and I can confirm that they do indeed make a really good dinner!

  • Looks AMAZING! I have to try this! 🙂

    <3

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  • Can you drizzle water or maybe almond milk over the eggs if you are trying to avoid dairy? This looks so delicious and I would love to try it!

  • mmm! Yummy! I think David and I will have to make these as a weekend brunch dish! I love the idea of eating breakfast nachos!!!

    xoxo
    Taylor

  • Yum! This sounds amazing! i can think of so many variations already. Weirdly enough, I’ve never tried baked eggs

  • Delish! Have you ever made shakshuka? We have that once in a while for breakfast and LOVE it!

  • Baked eggs are my favpurite – my recipe got so much love! Yours look equally as good and a totally different stye which I love, I always do them the same way. I am going to try your way! YUM!
    Have a look at how I did mine, with tomato, bean, pesto and sourdough soldiers! http://bit.ly/1pnseQA
    xx

  • These look amazing. Printed the recipe and definately going to try. 🙂

  • Easy, pretty and delicious, I’m sure. Can’t wait to try it!

  • I know the recipe says to take it out b/c it will continue to bake once you remove it from the oven, but let’s say one isn’t a fan of very runny eggs. Do you think this would work if it was left in the oven a bit longer for the sake of some semi-solid yolk?

    (In all honesty, though, this looks good enough that I may have to just get over myself, runny yolks or not!)

  • I love those bowls! I feel like they make everything more fancy, which I definitely need for my cooking 😉

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  • I actually go them at a thrift store a few years ago. A good cleaning and they were good to go. I use them for all sorts of things from baked eggs to baked macaroni. 🙂

    -Emma

  • burritos are the bomb though, no matter how they look. 🙂

    -Emma

  • No beans?! Give it another try. I must say, I think black beans are my favorite (some beans can be kind of gross).

    -Emma

  • This looks so delicious!! Lilly xx http://alittlelilly.blogspot.nl/

  • Oh WOW! These look and sound incredible! Love the photography too, your pictured are always so beautiful 🙂

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  • Baked eggs!!! that sounds amazing. I never though of baking them:)

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  • This is the kind of power breakfast I wish I had eaten this morning! 12:30pm and I’m falling asleep at work and dreaming about food. Definitely need to try making something like this tomorrow morning! Great recipe as usual, Emma!

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  • I’m always searching for fresh breakfast ideas.. This looks DELICIOUS!

  • I’ve done a similar version, but with onion, garlic and chorizo. Then adding some chilli flakes and chopped tomatoes and simmering. Then putting in a bowl, adding the egg, placing in the oven and serving with Feta!
    Love your version as well.
    Fie x
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  • excited to try this out! i do a burrito with similar ingredients, this looks a lot more presentable 😛

  • I am kind of grossed out by beans but my husband would absolutely love this! Might have to try it out, just to see if my taste buds have changed.

  • mmm Make a Tomatillo salsa and you should be good….I”m drooling here

  • This looks really amazing! I love the combination of the ingredients and can’t wait to try it!

  • When I’m going to see a Beautiful Mess Cook Book????

  • These look SO good, Emma! I love how low maintenance baked eggs are.

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