26 February 2016

Spicy Egg One Pot

This year as an EggCentric Ambassador for British Lion Eggs along with the British Egg Information Service, I will be sharing lots of  delicious, yet quick and easy, egg based recipes. They are so often used within dishes but rarely star as the key element so it's time to give them the spotlight they so rightly deserve. After all, they are packed with vitamins, they make a great alternative to your usual protein at dinner and they are relatively low cost too. 

This recipe can be created in one pan in under half an hour, saving more time to spend with your family, without compromising on taste! The peppers and tomatoes provide so much flavour while the chilli gives a little added kick. I cook a lot of Mexican style food including fajitas and tacos, as I like that everyone can just dig in and combine various foods together, and this can be set in the centre of the table for the same. 

Spicy Egg One Pot Recipe


2 onions
2 cloves of garlic
2 peppers (we used green and yellow)
1 red chilli deseeded and sliced 
1 tsp chilli powder
400g passata 
200g chopped tomatoes
6 eggs


Warm the pan over a medium heat and add in the onions, peppers, red chilli and garlic. Let it soften for a few minutes while stirring.

Mix in the chilli powder and heat for a moment before adding in the passata and chopped tomatoes.

Stir well ensuring everything is well covered and then lower the heat and leave the sauce to simmer for around 10 minutes.

Crack the eggs one at a time and place them carefully into the sauce, leaving space between each. 

Increase the heat slightly so the sauce is bubbling and let the eggs cook through. If you prefer, poach the eggs in a pan of hot water, drain and add them in afterwards.

I suggest serving with some crispy potatoes or freshly baked bread to mop up any leftover juice.


Feel free to adapt the recipe to your taste - if you feel it may be a little hot for little peeps you can always leave out the chilli whereas if you love a bit of spice add in some more.

The Mini Mes generally have an egg each whereas the Mr and I opt for two. Eggs are surprisingly filling so this is particularly good to cook after a day of sports or clubs. This recipe just goes to show, you don't have to have them boiled or scrambled, they can be the hero and used in lots of exciting ways!

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  1. I'm gonna try ;) thanks , nom nom

  2. looks lovely, we are always looking for inspiration for using up eggs. My mum has her own chickens and we get loads of eggs given

  3. I love easy, one-pot vegetarian meals. I would need to reduce the amount of chilli powder for the children but will give this one a go. Thank you!

  4. Nice but a little too spicy for me - my Crohn's would flare up!

  5. Love the look of this, very tasty

  6. looks very healthy, great for vegetarians but i'm not that keen on tomatoes and spice myself x

  7. This looks really yummy love your recipies

  8. Great easy-to-folloe instructions, thanks.

  9. A delicious way to spice up eggs, thank you.

  10. Great recipe.Thanks for sharing

  11. What a fabtastic eggy recipe .. mind if i pin this one ?? xx

  12. I really like the sound of this I'm going to give it a go

  13. This looks wonderful, I'm on a low carbohydrate diet and this looks suitable for that x

  14. I'm doing Slimming World and this would be a perfect dish :)

  15. That looks very yummy I love dishes like this :)

  16. Great way to add more flavour with eggs

  17. Looks very yummy will have to give it a try :)

  18. this looks so simple and delicious

  19. gonna bookmark this, very easy to follow instructions, ty

  20. I am making this tonight for my family - I'm making herby diced potatoes to serve with - yum yum looking forward to this tonight!

  21. looks interesting but maybe to spicy for me

  22. Great idea will definitely try xx

  23. Yum looks delicious - would love to try this!


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