Tex-Mex eggs

Tex-Mex eggs

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(6 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 2

These speedy Tex-Mex eggs are an ideal veggie supper and pack in four of your five-a-day. Leaving the skin on the sweet potato adds texture and minimises waste

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal753
  • fat31g
  • saturates6g
  • carbs81g
  • sugars36g
  • fibre25g
  • protein26g
  • salt1.3g
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  • 2 large sweet potatoes, cut into chunks
    Sweet potatoes

    Sweet potato

    sweet po-tate-toe

    Sweet potatoes have a creamy texture and a sweet-spicy flavour that makes them ideal for savoury…

  • 1 lime, cut into wedges



    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • ½ small pack coriander, stalks chopped and leaves picked
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 400g can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 avocado, sliced



    Although it's technically a fruit, the mild-flavoured avocado is used as a vegetable. Native…

  • handful cheese tortilla chips and some hot sauce (optional), to serve


  1. Put the sweet potato and half the lime wedges in a microwaveable bowl. Cover with cling film and cook on high for 7 mins until soft. Discard the limes.

  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil over a medium heat in a large frying pan, add the onion and cook for 5 mins. Stir in the coriander stalks and spices, cook for 1 min more, then tip in the black beans and add some seasoning. Gently stir in the sweet potato (you want some chunky pieces), then make four wells in the mixture. Crack in the eggs, then cover and cook for about 8 mins until the whites are set and yolks runny.

  3. Top with the avocado and coriander leaves, and serve with the remaining lime wedges. Crush over some tortilla chips and drizzle with hot sauce, if you like.

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5th May, 2017
I followed the recipe exactly, leaving skin on sweet potato, timing for eggs etc. Potatoes took longer...maybe my chunks were too big. Carefully time your eggs! One minute they were underdone....the next minute, the yolks had firmed up! We enjoyed the flavours and textures. Added some sweet chilli sauce while eating. It needed more moisture....was too dry. Maybe if the eggs yolks were runny that might have helped. We like sauce/gravy on/with our food....any ideas what could be added to this dish?
15th Jun, 2017
You could add some soured cream on top! Or salsa
Julia Rosemary
25th Aug, 2017
So do you squeeze the lime onto the sweet potato before microwaving? Not sure what's happening with the lime wedges in the first step.
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29th Aug, 2017
Thanks for your question Julia. The juice comes out of the lime wedges and then you discard them after microwaving. We've amended the text to make this clearer too.
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