Eggs poached in tomato stew | budget-proof challenge


Okay, so today I tried this recipe that is originally called “shakshuka”, but because I sort of adapted the recipe I decided to call it a tomato stew. Basically what you do is you make this great soup like stew with tomatoes and bell pepper, add a bunch of herbs and then you crack some eggs and cook them in the sauce. Trust me: it’s a recipe for success!

I get my inspiration from so many things. I check Instagram and Bloglovin’ multiple times a day: I keep my eyes open when I’m outside and I try to mesmerize restaurants menus for god knows I might want to recreate one of the dishes one day. When I decided what to cook this week, I had this image in my head of a dish with tomatoes and eggs in the pan… I literally googled “tomato stew eggs” and was able to find what I was looking for.


With my head filled with ideas from multiple recipes I decided to create my own version. It’s really simple: you just have to chop up some ingredients and let that simmer for a while, then toss in the eggs (carefully) and wait a little longer.

We ate this dish with bread, but I suppose it could go well with rice or pasta as well. Or a green salad, who knows. It’s quite filling so you might have some sauce left, which you can freeze or store until you’re going to make a pasta dish or something.

As I told you before I’m working on a challenge this month. I want to cook, eat and post budget-proof recipes! You can find all the recipes together here.

This recipe cost only €1,20 per person! That’s cheap.

Poached eggs in tomato stew
Serves 2
Cook this really quick tomato stew, poach some eggs in it and you've got a very simple, healthy, budget-proof but tasty dish. Serve with some bread!
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
  1. Tomatoes, 8-10
  2. Bell pepper, 1 yellow
  3. Onion, 1 large
  4. Eggs, 3 large or 4 small
  5. Rosemary
  6. Chilli powder
  7. Salt and pepper
  1. Start by dicing the tomatoes. Place them in a pot with some oil and let them simmer.
  2. Dice the onion as well, and place in the pot.
  3. Cut the bell pepper into slices and then into cubes. Add this to the mixture.
  4. Let them cook for around 2 minutes, then add around 200ml of water.
  5. Let this simmer for 10 more minutes.
  6. Season the mixture with salt, pepper, rosemary and chilli powder. Make it nice and hot!
  7. Take the pan off the stove.
  8. Place a spoon in the mixture and break an egg on top of it. Carefully move the spoon underneath the egg, creating a small space for the egg to glide into. Repeat with all eggs. Make sure there is some space in between the eggs.
  9. Place the lid on the pan and place it back on medium heat. You don't want it to boil!
  10. Let this slowly simmer for around 10 more minutes. (8 if you like a soft boiled egg)
  11. Done!

I hope you enjoyed this recipe, let me know what you think or if you tried it and how that worked out 🙂

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Our previous recipe was a really great healthy but tasty pizza recipe, go check it out! Healthy pizza

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One thought on “Eggs poached in tomato stew | budget-proof challenge

  1. Oh Vivian, I know exactly what it’s like to be looking for recipe inspiration everywhere: in the real world and all over the Internet. Must be a food blogger thing… Haha. I love that you drew inspiration from a lot of different places and ended up creating your own recipe. Poached eggs in tomato stew sound AMAZING. The list of simple and budget-friendly ingredients is wonderful. Well done, Viv. xoxo

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