Eggs in Hell are a quick and spicy way to enjoy your eggs in the morning. With plenty of spices, Parmesan cheese and eggs simmered in tomato sauce.

Eggs in Hell (Shakshuka)

  • Author: The Cooking Jar
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 6 1x


  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 2 jalapeƱo peppers, seeded and diced
  • 1 can (28 oz.) tomato sauce
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan, shredded
  • 1 tablespoon basil, chopped


  1. In a 10″ skillet over medium high heat, saute onions, garlic and jalapenos and cook until soft about 3-5 minutes
  2. Pour in tomato sauce and add sugar, paprika, cumin, cayenne and salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a gentle simmer
  3. Lower heat to medium and crack the eggs in one at a time and simmer until they are cooked way you want them. For runny yolks, about 5-6 minutes
  4. Remove from heat and sprinkle with cheese and basil
  5. Dish and serve hot with bread for dipping


Inspired by Mario Batali