Shakshuka

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Servings: 6
READY IN
1hr 15mins
Ingredients
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 4 extra large ripe tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 red bell peppers, diced
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 green jalapeno pepper, finely diced
  • 26 1⁄2 ounces pomi brand chopped tomatoes (nothing works like this!)
  • kosher salt, to taste
  • black pepper, to taste
  • 6 large eggs (or as many as will fit on your sautà pan)
Directions
  • You need a large nonstick deep sauté pan that has a cover. Sauté onions in olive oil until opaque and tender.
  • Add red bell pepper and continue sauteeing until it softens up.
  • Reduce heat to low. Add the fresh chopped tomatoes, cook until they are breaking apart.
  • With a slotted spoon, add the chunkiest parts of the contents of the "Pomi" - the majority of the sauce should remain in the carton. Add the jalapeno now also.
  • Cook for 30-40 minutes, partially cover, and stir every once in a while. If it starts to look dry, add some of the sauce from the carton, slowly , as you need it. Add the salt and pepper - I like a lot because I love salt on tomatoes.
  • The final product should be a thick sauce that just looks like a whole lot of tomatoes stuck together - with very little to no juice, that is about 1-1 1/2 inches high.
  • Crack open the eggs on top of the shakshuka, one by one, giving each their own space. The whites should overlap, but the yolk should be spaced about 4 fingerwidths from each other. My pan can fit 6-8 eggs very comfortably.
  • Cover tightly with a lid and simmer for 20 minutes.