Shakshuka Ranchero

Got dinner plans? Cue up an easy, tasty and fast vegetarian option. This is a typical Mediterranean dish that has been around for centuries. We put a twist on it and made it “Ranchero style.” Fantastic for breakfast, brunch or BFD (Breakfast for Dinner). This one wins praise all around the table. ⁣

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Shakshuka Ranchero

Keyword: Breakfast Favorites, Gluten Free, Weeknight Meals
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Denise


  • 2 cups water⁣ or broth⁣
  • 1 cup brown rice⁣
  • 1 14 oz can black beans, drained ⁣
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil⁣
  • 1 cup sweet onion⁣ diced⁣
  • 2 garlic cloves minced⁣
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika⁣
  • 1 tsp ground cumin⁣
  • 1 tsp kosher salt⁣
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper ⁣
  • 1 poblano pepper diced⁣
  • 3 bell peppers red, yellow and/or orange, diced⁣
  • 2 14 oz cans diced fire roasted tomatoes⁣
  • salt and pepper to taste⁣
  • 6 eggs⁣
  • 6 tostada shells⁣
  • 1/2 cup crumbled queso fresco⁣
  • 1/4 cup diced fresh cilantro⁣
  • 1/4 cup diced green onion⁣
  • 1 avocado sliced, for garnish⁣
  • Shredded lettuce for garnish ⁣


  • Heat water or broth over high heat in a medium saucepan. Once boiling, add brown rice and turn heat down to low. Cook rice according to package instructions.⁣ Season as needed with salt and pepper.⁣
  • In a separate saucepan, warm drained black beans on low.⁣
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.⁣
  • Heat 10″ cast iron or oven safe skillet to medium high heat. Add olive oil, onion and garlic to the pan and cook until soft about 5-6 minutes. Add poblano pepper and bell peppers. Cook until tender, about 5-6 minutes. Add in the smoked paprika, cumin, salt and pepper. Stir to combine. Add the diced tomatoes. Simmer for about 5 minutes.⁣
  • With a spoon, gently create 6 circles or pockets to crack the eggs into. Gently crack eggs into skillet over tomatoes in the different spots you’ve created around the skillet. Season with salt and pepper.⁣
  • Immediately add the skillet to oven (uncovered) and bake until eggs are just set, 7 to 10 minutes. Sprinkle with cilantro and green onion. Garnish with sliced avocado and lettuce. ⁣
  • Place a tostada shell on a plate. Top with brown rice and black beans. Add a scoop of Shakshuka with toppings. Sprinkle queso fresco on top. Add lettuce, tomatoes or any other fresh vegetables you have
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