Chipotle bean chilli with baked eggs

Chipotle bean chilli with baked eggs

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(29 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 30 mins


Serves 4
Black beans make a great foundation for this storecupboard, Mexican one-pot with smoky hot sauce, coriander and tortillas

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal377
  • fat10g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs48g
  • sugars21g
  • fibre15g
  • protein24g
  • salt0.5g
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  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil is made from pressing sunflower seeds and extracting the oil. It's usually…

  • 1 onion, chopped



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 1-2 tbsp chipotle paste (depending on how hot you like it)
  • 2 x 400g cans black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 400g can mixed bean, drained and rinsed
  • 2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes with garlic & herbs
  • 1 heaped tbsp brown sugar
  • 4 eggs



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition packed with protein and a…

  • small handful coriander leaves
  • soured cream, to serve
  • warm flour tortillas, to serve


  1. Heat the oil in a deep frying pan and cook the onion for about 5 mins until soft. Add the chipotle paste, beans, tomatoes and sugar, and simmer for about 15-20 mins until thickened. Season to taste.

  2. Make 4 holes and crack an egg into each one. Cover and simmer over a low heat for 8-10 mins until the eggs are cooked to your liking. Sprinkle with coriander leaves and serve with a bowl of soured cream and some warm flour tortillas.

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Brigid Rynne's picture
Brigid Rynne
5th May, 2020
I pre-cooked my black beans with orange, onion and garlic, rather than use canned. The result was delicious, with no need to add any extra sugar. I did use an extra clove of garlic crushed with salt. (I also poached my eggs separately.)
26th Mar, 2019
The first time I made this I followed the recipe and, like others have said, it was nice but a bit bland. The second time I threw in a few extras that were left in the fridge. With the onion I added some garlic, a pepper and a courgette. We had some harissa paste so I added a tbsp along with the chipotle and crumbled in a veg stock cube before simmering.I then added some spinach at the end. As suggested by others, 1tsp of sugar is plenty and I poached the eggs separately - Delicious!
wpenke's picture
20th Jun, 2017
Easy to make and very tasty!
Frantic Flapjack
1st Dec, 2015
This was really lovely, although too much sugar. 1tsp is sufficient. I poached the eggs separately and served on the beans with sour cream, coriander and crusty bread. Perfect!
26th Nov, 2015
Nice enough, but did not live up to expectations flavour-wise. The eggs on my electric hob/pan combo did not cook at the same rate at all so I would recommend adding the eggs after poaching or frying them in another pan.
23rd Nov, 2015
I like my hot food, so I also added a fresh chilli, paprika and used spicy chipotle paste. Yum as it comes in my opinion.
12th Mar, 2015
I finish cooking this dish in individual terracotta pots/ramekins in the oven. I cook the beans as above, but when ready, I put a good ladleful of beans in each pot, hole in the middle, crack an egg in and bake in the oven until eggs are done to your likening. Cover it with grated cheese too, sometimes. Quick and delicious!
17th Sep, 2014
absolutely delicious!!
28th May, 2014
Simple and delish. I added 100g of straight up chipotle paste and as the others, added far less sugar. Served without the cream to keep it more healthy. Yum as it comes in my opinion.
Cursa's picture
18th May, 2014
Absolutely delicious dish! I thought it wouod benefit from some meat, so I cooked half a kilo of mined beef along with the onions. I like my hot food, so I also added a fresh chilli, paprika and used spicy chipotle paste. Served with guacamole and sour cream in tacos filled with lettuce and tomatoes.


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23rd Jun, 2016
Use any beans, don't add the eggs, spoon into corn tortillas and bake (with a little cheese if wanted) for enchiladas.
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