Breakfast Skillet with Spicy Beans

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This healthy breakfast skillet is loaded with spicy beans and runny eggs. It’s such an easy and delicious brunch perfect served with crusty bread.

Fancy breakfast tiiiiime!

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Slow weekend breakfast/easy weeknight dinner. This skillet recipe is honestly great for both purposes and pretty much any other time of day. 

The sauce is rich and spicy but takes just 20 minutes to put together which makes it perfect for a Saturday morning brunch. I add a tin of beans to the sauce then create a couple of wells in the mixture and crack in some eggs.

After making my eggs and potatoes I feel like I’ve finally got the hang of taking the skillet off the heat before the eggs get too cooked and the yolks aren’t runny. Remember that the eggs will keep cooking when you’ve taken it off the heat so don’t wait until they’re fully cooked.

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Why we love this breakfast skillet with spicy beans

It’s a healthy breakfast or dinner recipe full of protein from the beans and eggs 

This skillet is so easy to make with mostly store cupboard ingredients

It’s a delicious vegetarian meal that’s also gluten free

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Breakfast Skillet with Spicy Beans Ingredients:

Red Onion: Or you could use a white one if you prefer

Garlic and Chilli: Adds that flavour and spiciness to the dish

Chopped Tomatoes

Spices: Smoked paprika, cumin, oregano and ground coriander all go into this dish to make it super flavourful

White Beans: I went with cannellini beans but butter beans would also work

Eggs

Fresh Coriander: For sprinkling over the finished dish

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How to make a breakfast skillet with spicy beans

  1. Start the sauce: Heat the oil and add the onion then add the garlic and chilli and cook gently for 5-10 minutes
  2. Finish the spicy beans: Add the spices then pour in the chopped tomatoes, simmer then add the beans
  3. Add the eggs: Make wells in the bean mixture and crack an egg into each one. Cover the skillet and cook for about 4-6 minutes until the eggs are just done, remove from the heat and serve

Equipment you need to make this recipe…

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Expert tips for making this breakfast skillet with spicy beans

Depending on how spicy you like your food you can cut down on the amount of chilli you use

Be careful not to overcook your eggs, remember that the eggs will carry on cooking once you’ve removed them from the heat so take them off when they’re still a bit underdone

Switch out the type of beans you use if you prefer. You could use butter beans or even kidney beans if you like

Serve this breakfast skillet with plenty of crusty bread and some chopped coriander

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Breakfast Skillet with Spicy Beans

This healthy breakfast skillet is loaded with spicy beans and runny eggs. It's such an easy and delicious brunch perfect served with crusty bread.
5 from 5 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 184kcal
Author: Amy Fulwood

Ingredients

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1 Red Onion chopped
  • 4 cloves Garlic crushed
  • 1 Red Chilli deseeded and chopped
  • 1 400g tin Chopped Tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1/2 tbsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Dried Oregano
  • 1 tsp Dried Coriander
  • 1 400g tin White Beans drained and rinsed
  • 4 Eggs
  • Small bunch Fresh Coriander chopped
  • Crusty Bread to serve

Instructions

  • Heat a drizzle of olive oil over a medium heat and add the onion and a sprinkling of salt and pepper, cook for a couple of minutes then add the garlic and chilli. Cook for another 5-10 minutes until everything is softened.
  • Add the spices and stir to coat then pour in the chopped tomatoes. Bring to a simmer and cook for 5-10 minutes until thickened slightly, stir in the beans.
  • Using a wooden spoon make 4 wells in the mixture and crack an egg into each. Put a lid on the pan and leave to cook for 10 minutes or until the eggs reach the required level of doneness. Serve sprinkled with coriander and with some crusty bread.
Nutrition Facts
Breakfast Skillet with Spicy Beans
Amount Per Serving
Calories 184 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 327mg109%
Sodium 137mg6%
Potassium 405mg12%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 2415IU48%
Vitamin C 40mg48%
Calcium 103mg10%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Notes

Nutrition information is an estimate and will vary depending on the exact ingredients used.
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5 Comments

  • Reply
    Milica Vladova
    20/06/2019 at 9:58 AM


    This looks like the perfect breakfast – healthy, nutritious, and supper yummy! Yummm!

  • Reply
    kim
    20/06/2019 at 10:35 AM


    Loving this breakfast skillet recipe! So easy and tasty!

  • Reply
    Tisha
    20/06/2019 at 10:40 AM


    Delightful way to start the day!! Looks full of flavor!

  • Reply
    Danielle Wolter
    20/06/2019 at 10:43 AM


    i am just drooling over this breakfast skillet. beans are one of my favorite things to eat…and those eggs…they look incredible! what an awesome recipe Amy!

  • Reply
    Shinta
    20/06/2019 at 11:05 AM


    I live shakshuka so I know I’m going to love this as well! Looks vibrant and so delish. Thanks for sharing!

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