I have been trying to perfect my Shakshuka dish for the past 2 years, no joke. My bestie and I tried our hand at it 2 years ago when we were on vacation together. I think it was AMAZING the first time we made it but, as per usual, we forgot to write down what we did.
I often ad lib when I cook and have had to train myself to write down my recipes, in case they are keepers. This one is a keeper, but it has taken some perfecting to get to where it is today. When Muir Glen & The Feed Feed reached out and asked if I could make a tomato based recipe the first thing that came to mind was this recipe. I had teased I would share it with you a few times but now seems like the perfect time.
Try, Try, Try Again
The nice thing with cooking is that it can be an experiment every time you step in the kitchen. Baking is more of a science, but cooking, that’s an art. I love finding ways to ad lib my recipes. It can be frustrating when I try to make it again and forget what I did. To be honest, I started this blog so I could remember for myself AND so that I could share recipes with you.
Here’s the thing, not every recipe I make is perfect. In fact, sometimes it’s downright awful. I will eat almost anything I cook because I hate having food go to waste. It stinks when you get it wrong but man, when you get it right, it’s amazing! Get in the kitchen and experiment knowing that even the best of cooks make mistakes. Try, try, try again.
Sassy’s White Bean Shakshuka
That try, try, try again for me is this Shakshuka. The first time I made it, it was delicious. The second through probably 6th or 7th, it wasn’t the same. This time though, it was back to amazing (if not better). So by trying again (and writing it down finally) I found a recipe I can now use as a tried & true recipe.
Why Shakshuka? Well, I love eggs and I love tomatoes. I also LOVE finding different ways to cook both of those foods. I think if you were to make a food pyramid of my foods it would look something like this:
Any who, this recipe has been tested and retested and I’m convinced it’s one of my favorite breakfasts to date. You can spice it up by leaving the jalapeño seeds in, or keep it mild and seed the jalapeños and leave the crushed red pepper out of the equation. Make it your own and you’ll have a new dish to wow your family & friends with, or heck, Instagram.
Muir Glen Tomatoes
Maybe you’ve heard of Muir Glen or maybe you’ve been living under a rock. Either way let me introduce you to them. They are a tomato company that focuses on growing a better tasting tomato that is organically grown. I personally love the taste of Muir Glen and love knowing that their products are not just good for my health but also the environment. You get what you pay for, and in this instance it’s healthy delicious tomatoes. You can find them in many local grocery stores or your local co-op.
Muir Glen focuses on three major principles: organically grown tomatoes, their pollinators, & the fact that they produce zero waste. Those are some big principles to back up, but you can read more about them here. The zero waste part makes me the most excited. The tomato skin, seeds, & waste are all composted and used to grow future tomatoes. Tomatoes grown from tomatoes, now that’s something isn’t it?!
Honest Weight Food Co-op
While you can find Muir Glen at a lot of normal grocery stores, you can also find them at your local co-op. My local co-op, the Honest Weight Food Co-op has come leaps and bounds from where it was when I first moved to Albany. I don’t get to it often but when I do I stock up. The good news?! Muir Glen 28 oz. canned tomatoes are 2 for $4 right now at Honest Weight until 2/12 so run, don’t walk to your co-op and STOCK UP.
Why stock up at your local co-op? Because co-ops help to give back to the community AND are community run. Shopping local keeps your economy booming and feels good. Heck, you can even join the co-op, give some volunteer hours and get a discount by doing so. Head to your local co-op to pick up Muir Glen and find out how to get involved.
White Bean Shakshuka
Once you’ve hit your local co-op & stocked up you’ll be able to make my White Bean Shakshuka multiple times. It requires one pan, which makes me super happy, and is fairly simple. The toughest part is getting the eggs to cook perfectly that just takes practice, so be patient! Other than that, enjoy the fire roasted tomato flavor and get excited for a new breakfast! Move over oatmeal, you have a new competitor!
If you’ve made it this far, good on ya! If you haven’t well, you’ll never know what you missed, but I’ll know and be sad for you.
Pro Tip: the longer you cook the eggs the more they will cook, if you prefer a soft poached eggs, cook less, if you prefer more of a hard boiled, cook longer.
Sassy’s White Bean Shakshuka featuring Muir Glen Tomatoes
- 1 tbsp olive or avocado oil
- 1 yellow onion, chopped small
- 5 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 bell pepper, diced
- 2 jalapeños, seeded & diced
- 2 cups spinach, fresh
- 1-28 oz. can Muir Glen Fire Roasted Crushed Tomatoes
- 1-6 oz. can Muir Glen Tomato Past
- 1-15.5 oz. can cannellini (white kidney) beans, drained
- 1/4 cup Kalamata olives, pitted & chopped
- 2 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper optional
- 6-8 eggs
- 3 oz. feta cheese, crumbled
- fresh parsley optional
- sliced jalapenos optional
- Preheat oven to Broil (High)
- In a medium bowl, mix together crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, beans, Kalamata olives & spices, set aside
- Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat
- Add onion & pepper and sautéed for 2-3 minutes until onion starts to turn translucent
- Add garlic & jalapeños and sauté for an additional 2-3 minutes
- Add spinach and sauté until wilted
- Add tomato mixture & bring to a simmer
- Create 6-8 wells and crack an egg in each, turn heat to medium-low, cover and allow to cook for 5-7 minutes
- Once white is set, uncover and place in oven for 1 minute to broil
- Remove and top with feta, parsley, & jalapeños
Enjoy this dish with your favorite bread or pita to sop up the eggs & sauce. This even reheats well, just note you may only want to cook as many eggs as you are going to eat at time of preparation. You can always make more eggs later to add back to the mixture!
Have you heard of Muir Glen before?
Do you shop at your local co-op?!
Let me know below and don’t forget you can get these Muir Glen Organic Tomatoes at 2 for $4 now until February 12th! Enjoy.
This post is sponsored by Muir Glen.
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