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Smoky Chipotle Eggs Baked in a Skillet

I really like ordering eggs at American coffee shops and restaurants. The waitress comes over and asks, “How would you like your eggs cooked, Hun – over easy, over medium, over hard, sunny side up, hard-boiled or scrambled?”

“How about poached, I ask?”

“No worries, poached eggs comin’ right up!”

I’m always amazed at the number of ways you can have your eggs prepared in the U.S. On the other hand, in some other countries we’ve been to, if you say you want your eggs sunny side up, you may get a look bordering on constipation, or if you step over the line and say you want them poached, you may even get run out of the restaurant!

All kidding aside, there’s one more way you can prepare eggs: baked in a skillet on a bed of tomatoes and red beans and flavored with a smoky chipotle sauce. This dish takes less than 30 minutes to prepare but the delicious taste will remain in your mouth long afterwards!

The key ingredient that gives this dish so much zing is the chipotle chili pepper in adobo sauce (in a can). The chipotle pepper is a Jalapeño pepper that has been smoked. If you can’t find this product in the supermarket or specialty store, you can just use chili powder. But remember, only use a small amount of the chipotle pepper (I used 1/2 pepper) or you may be running to the nearest fire hydrant to cool your mouth!


The Method

First, cook the onions and garlic in oil until soft. Then add the tomatoes, red beans, chipotle pepper, malt vinegar, thyme and salt.

Chipoptle Eggs 2

Next, add the grated cheese, then crack the eggs over the mixture, spreading them evenly:

Chipoptle Eggs 3

Then bake in the oven for about 15 minutes, or until the eggs are cooked to your liking.

By the way, the next time you want to order eggs at a restaurant, try asking for Eggs cooked in Chipotle sauce– they might even say, “Sure, comin’ right up!”

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Smoky Chipotle Eggs Baked in a Skillet
Serves 4
Eggs baked with beans in a smoky chipotle sauce - it will be on your dinner table in less than 30 minutes!
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
30 min
  1. 1/2 onion, diced
  2. 3 cloves garlic, chopped finely
  3. 1 tbsp. olive oil
  4. 2 cups chopped stewed tomatoes
  5. 1 cup red pinto beans (canned)
  6. 1/2 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce (canned)
  7. 2 tbsp. malt vinegar
  8. 1 tsp dried thyme
  9. salt to taste
  10. 3/4 cup grated cheese
  11. 5 - 6 eggs
  1. Pre-heat oven to 360 F (180 C).
  2. Add olive oil to skillet; sauté the onions and garlic over medium heat until softened.
  3. Add the chopped tomatoes, red beans, 1/2 chipotle pepper and malt vinegar to the pan and simmer for several minutes. Add the thyme and salt to taste.
  4. Spread the grated cheese on top of the ingredients, then crack 5 - 6 eggs into the pan, spacing them evenly.
  5. Bake for around 15 minutes until the eggs are cooked. If you like the eggs softer, cook for less time.
  6. Serve on individual plates with toasted bread.
  1. You can use canned chopped tomatoes, but I used fresh tomatoes that I stewed myself.
  2. The canned 'Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce' can usually be found at supermarkets or in specialty stores - use chili powder if you can't find the chipotle peppers.
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  • [email protected] Riffs
    April 1, 2014 at 5:16 am

    Good dish! Loads of flavor. I’ll bet you could do this on top of the stove too (although then the eggs would be poached rather than “baked”). I love chipotle — such a deep flavor, don’t you think? Really nice recipe — thanks.
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  • Barbara
    April 1, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    My husband is from Austria and I think he’s STILL learning about ways to order eggs here in the U.S. These look phenomenal and I can’t wait to try the recipe!
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  • Juliana
    April 3, 2014 at 5:16 am

    YUM! I can imagine all the flavors in this dish Fran…it sure looks very tempting. I like the idea of chipotle….delicious!
    Thanks for the recipe…hope you are having a fantastic week 😀

  • Nami | Just One Cookbook
    April 4, 2014 at 4:16 am

    When I first came to the US, I quickly learned how to order eggs too. I had no idea what the waiter was asking first. Sunny side up? I know what the word means, but didn’t realize it’s the description of the egg! Anyway, I actually prefer eating this eggs baked in skillet… tomatoes and beans together? I’d love to taste it!
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  • Kumar's Kitchen
    April 5, 2014 at 11:58 am

    this amazing dish is so loaded with delicious flavors….can imagine how beautifully the peppers,cheese and eggs bring the best in this skillet cooked treasure…..thanks for sharing 🙂
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  • Joanne
    April 6, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    That chipotle sauce…mmmm. I want to drink it! And as long as my eggs have runny yolks, i’m happy!
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  • Gourmet Getaways
    May 7, 2014 at 11:25 pm

    I just love how the eggs are put in there! Yeah, a hundred and one ways to cook eggs. Isn’t that amazing?

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  • Claire @ Simply Sweet Justice
    May 9, 2014 at 2:26 am

    This sounds so good with so many great, unique flavors. Putting it on my list to make next week!
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  • Kerry
    July 21, 2014 at 5:59 pm

    OMG Yum! I love baked eggs 🙂
    Check out this Spanish Baked Eggs Recipe which I think you would like.
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  • CharlesGoft
    August 4, 2015 at 7:25 am

    A great skillet to make when leftover rice is floating around the refrigerator that is packed full of chipotle black beans, rice, and finished with eggs!

  • Abby of Baby Birds Farm
    August 18, 2015 at 3:06 pm

    Looks yummy. Eggs are pretty awesome.