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Mexican Baked Eggs with Black Beans, Tomatoes, Green Chiles, and Cilantro

Mexican Baked Eggs with Black Beans, Tomatoes, Green Chiles, and Cilantro is a healthy breakfast that feels like a treat. Use Breakfast Recipes to find more recipes like this one.

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This dish started out as one of those recipe ideas that get stuck in my mind and simply don’t go away until I’ve finally tried creating the recipe. For sure it was the Tuscan Baked Eggs I made last summer that got me thinking of eggs baked in tomato sauce but I have no idea what inspired me to try simmering the tomatoes with black beans and spicy green chiles. Mexican Baked Eggs with Black Beans, Tomatoes, Green Chiles, and Cilantro turned out to be a keeper though and not all my spontaneous recipes are a success, so I’m happy when they are!

I love cilantro, but it was the spicy Anaheim chiles that made this really flavorful. I used canned green chiles, with just the right amount of spicy chile flavor. Canned Anaheims are called green chiles, but don’t confuse them with jalapenos, which are smaller and much hotter.

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How to Make Mexican Baked Eggs with Black Beans, Tomatoes, Green Chiles, and Cilantro:

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  1. Saute a chopped onion in olive oil, with just a bit of ground cumin (affiliate link) and dried ancho chile pepper for extra flavor.
  2. Then add canned black beans, canned tomatoes, and canned diced green chiles (affiliate link) and let the mixture simmer about 20 minutes while you preheat the oven.
  3. When the tomato-bean mixture is slightly thickened, put a thin layer of it in the bottom of each gratin dish.
  4. Then very carefully break two eggs into each dish. I have the dishes on a cutting board so I can use it to carry them to the toaster oven.
  5. Spoon more of the tomato-bean mixture around the eggs. (The dishes you see in the photo are 7 inches across. I only had two gratin dishes, so I filled them fairly full, but you could make five or six smaller individual dishes with 1 egg each, a large casserole with six eggs, or three gratin dishes with two eggs. A larger casserole with six eggs will need a slightly longer cooking time to get the eggs done.)
  6. Bake at 450F/230C for five minutes, or until the egg is starting to set, but is still quite runny and wet-looking.
  7. Remove the dishes and turn the oven to broil.
  8. Sprinkle the top of each dish with 1-2 T of grated cheese. I used a blend called Four Cheese Mexican blend.
  9. Then put the dishes back under the broiler to finish cooking and melt the cheese, about 2-3 minutes more.
  10. Be sure to remove while the egg yolk is still soft. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro if desired, and serve hot.

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More Dishes with Anaheim Green Chiles You Might Like:

Zucchini and Green Chile Breakfast Casserole from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Roasted Hatch Chile Stew from Karina’s Kitchen
Chile Rellenos Bake from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Slow Cooker Beef and Green Chile Stew from The Perfect Pantry

Mexican Baked Eggs with Black Beans, Tomatoes, Green Chiles, and Cilantro

Mexican Baked Eggs with Black Beans, Tomatoes, Green Chiles, and Cilantro is a healthy breakfast that feels like a treat!


  • 1 small onion, finely diced
  • 1-2 tsp. olive oil, depending on the pan
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp. ground Ancho chile pepper (or use any type of chile powder)
  • 1 can (14.5 oz.) tomatoes with juice (preferably petite dice tomatoes)
  • 1 can (15 oz.) black beans, rinsed and drained well
  • 1 can (4 oz.) diced green chiles (you may not want the whole can if you’re sensitive to spicy foods)
  • 4 – 6 eggs
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup grated cheese (I used Four Cheese Mexican Blend, which is a blend of low-fat cheeses)
  • chopped cilantro for garnish (optional)


  1. Preheat oven or toaster oven to 450F/230C. Spray either one large casserole dish, three medium gratin dishes, or six individual gratin dishes with olive oil or non-stick spray.
  2. Open black beans and drain into a colander placed in the sink, then rinse with cold water until no more foam appears. Let beans drain while you saute onions.
  3. Heat olive oil in a small frying pan with deep sides and saute onions about 2 minutes. Add ground cumin (affiliate link) and Ancho chile pepper and saute 2-3 minutes more. Add tomatoes with juice, drained beans, and diced green chiles (affiliate link) to the pan with onions and let cook at very low simmer about 20 minutes, or until the mixture is slightly thickened.
  4. Decide whether you’re making one large casserole with 6 eggs, 3 medium casseroles with 2 eggs, or 6 individual casseroles with 1 egg, and spray dishes with olive oil or non-stick spray.
  5. Spoon a small amount of the tomato-bean mixture in the bottom of each dish (use about half the mixture.) Carefully break the eggs on top of the tomato-bean mixture. Spoon the rest of the mixture around eggs, avoiding the yolk.
  6. Bake the casserole or gratins about 5 minutes, or until the eggs are starting to look set but are still fairly wet looking. (Edit, this will take longer in a large casserole dish.)
  7. Remove dish(es) and change oven or toaster oven to broil (Be careful not to burn yourself!) Sprinkle cheese over the top and put dish(es) back in close to the broiler for 2-3 minutes, or until the cheese has melted. Be sure to remove while egg yolk is still soft.
  8. Serve hot, with whole wheat flour tortillas to dip into egg if desired. Also good with salsa and sour cream served with it.


This recipe was created by Kalyn with inspiration from the recipe for Tuscan Baked Eggs I found in Fine Cooking Make it Tonight.

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Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
This dish would be great for any phase of the South Beach Diet, or any type of low-glycemic eating plan. You could serve with whole wheat tortillas and this would be phase 2 or 3 for South Beach. If you’re following a strict low-carb diet you would probably want to omit or reduce the amount of black beans and of course don’t serve with tortillas.

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    94 Comments on “Mexican Baked Eggs with Black Beans, Tomatoes, Green Chiles, and Cilantro”

  1. Stash, I think it would be great with fresh tomatoes!

    Blackcatkitchen, me too. Black bean anything and I'm there!

    Lisa, so glad you like it. I'm kind of a wimp on spicy, but I did like this with a little kick to it.

    Karen, thanks, and you're very welcome for the link!

    CJ I think it would be great fun to make individual ones for a brunch.

    Culinary Chase, thanks Heather!

    Donna, that has to be one of the greatest comments I've ever gotten! Thank you so much, truly!

  2. Wow Kalyn! Your food makes me want to be a South Beach-er!!!

  3. This looks so yummy & filling!

  4. I love this idea! For breakfast, lunch OR dinner.

    What a great brunch dish. WOW.

  5. I love baked eggs and I love Mexican food… this looks great! Thanks for the link love!

  6. Kalyn, your egg dishes are always inspiring. Another must try. Fantastic blend of flavours. The spicier the better is my motto and I've been craving black beans!

  7. oh my gosh, that looks amazing. I LOVE black beans …

  8. You just gave me an idea for breakfast this weekend!

    It won't be the same exact recipe (because even though it's October tomatoes are still around at the market oddly enough, plus I have to see if there are chiles available).

    Thanks Kalyn!

  9. Cheryl and Maria, definitely could be dinner!

    Ben, me too. Anything with black beans is a hit with me!

    Karina, thank you! Love being called a Goddess by the original cooking Goddess herself!

    Winnie, the top photo and the one by the recipe title are the new camera. I'm still using my old camera for the process photos (smaller file size, plus I'm barely learning the new camera!)

    Dara, I agree, love starting the day with protein; keeps me full longer!

  10. Fabulous picture and great recipe, Kalyn! Not only do I love the flavors, but I always appreciate that you can get a great hit of protein and fiber from one dish.

  11. Yum yum yum yum yum!
    Did I say yum enough?
    Looks great Kalyn…as all your recipes do! Nice photos too by the way…new camera?

  12. I can't savory/big dishes for breakfast but I would love this for dinner. Bring on the cilantro too!

  13. Those are some gorgeous huevos. Really beautiful, Kalyn. You are indeed a South Beach Goddess!

  14. Oh that looks delicious! I had never seen eggs prepared that way, but it could definitely be one of my favorite breakfasts.

  15. Will anyone judge me if I make this for dinner instead of breakfast? It's beautiful — and exactly the kind of dish I love on cool evenings.

  16. Elenka, glad you like the recipes, but you shouldn't need to copy and paste? Right after the recipe is a link for a Printer Friendly version (without photos or any of my blog sidebars or header, nothing but the text of that recipe.) You can bookmark that page or print out the recipe from there. Just wondered if you hadn't noticed that?

  17. Just copied and pasted it. Thanks! I look forward to seeing what you come up with next. The South Beach recipes have been wonderful for us.

  18. Lydia, I think this would be wonderful made as a large casserole because the best flavor is where the egg yolk mixes with the other ingredients, and that's going to happen when you're serving it!

    Meeta, that's exactly what I do! Before I went to BlogHer Food I did phase one for two weeks, lost just over 7 pounds, and I could eat anything I wanted while I was there!

  19. Oh Kalyn! I am loving the flavors here! Both Tom & I are back into phase 1 for the next 2 weeks (to keep that holiday weight to a minimum) and this is such a great sunday morning breakfast. thanks!

  20. Now that's my idea of breakfast — hearty and spicy, with both eggs and cheese. I'm going to try making this as a single larger dish when my vegetarian kids come to visit, as I'm always looking for recipes that satisfy the non-meat eaters as well as the meat eaters.