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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, and this delicious breakfast idea is meatless, low-glycemic, and South Beach Diet phase one. Use the Diet-Type Index to find more recipes like this one.

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Mexican Baked Eggs with Black Beans, Tomatoes, Green Chiles, and Cilantro found on KalynsKitchen.com

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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Saute a chopped onion in olive oil, with just a bit of ground cumin and dried ancho chile pepper for extra flavor. Then add canned black beans, canned tomatoes, and canned diced green chiles and let the mixture simmer about 20 minutes while you preheat the oven. When the tomato-bean mixture is slightly thickened, put a thin layer of it in the bottom of each gratin dish.

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. 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.) Bake at 450F/230C for five minutes, or until the egg is starting to set, but is still quite runny and wet-looking. Remove the dishes and turn the oven to broil.

Sprinkle the top of each dish with 1-2 T of grated cheese. I used a blend called Four Cheese Mexican blend. Then put the dishes back under the broiler to finish cooking and melt the cheese, about 2-3 minutes more. Be sure to remove while the egg yolk is still soft. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro if desired, and serve hot.

Mexican Baked Eggs with Black Beans, Tomatoes, Green Chiles, and Cilantro on KalynsKitchen.com

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 and Ancho chile pepper and saute 2-3 minutes more. Add tomatoes with juice, drained beans, and diced green chiles 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. Kyna, glad to hear it.

    Rome, so glad you liked it, thanks for letting me know it was a hit.

  2. Hi Kalyn,
    Tried your recipe first time and love them. The casserole was a splash with the kids. Just a new taste instead of our usual Asian breakfast diets. Thanks so much – I will be checking on your blogs for more recipes.

  3. This is exactly what I was looking for! Thanks!

  4. Julia, so glad you liked it!

  5. I saw this post last week and had to make it for myself on Sunday. AMAZING!! I can't wait to go home tonight and make more with the leftover beans. Thanks for posting this!

  6. Hi Kalyn!
    Sorry I am late but had a very busy week.
    Nice recipe, beautiful pics, you are a myth, should learn so much from you!
    Thanks for participating!

  7. Kalyn, you inspired me to make a Tex-Mex version of baked eggs: migas. I'm definitely trying yours because I love black beans!

    Thanks for posting the recipe.

    Great blog!

  8. yum! this looks absolutely gorgeous! its such a great way to eat healthy and lose weight:)

  9. Hi Kalyn, I saw this on Healthy Yum and hopped over straightaway. The colors are absolutely vibrant (congrats on the new camera!) and this dish sounds so simple and delicious to whip up! Can't wait to try it.

  10. This would be such a tasty and healthy breakfast! So many great flavours.

  11. Thanks everyone, glad to hear people like it! Tom, the dish I used was 7 inches across. I could have made 3 of those with the amount of tomato-bean mixture I had but I only had two dishes, so I had to pile it in and I had a bit of the mixture left. (I just got some new gratin dishes that will be perfect next time though!)

  12. All my favorite ingredients. A while back, I developed "a thing" for breakfast burritos, but I like this so much more. I'm also keen on individual servings. What was the size of your gratin dish?

  13. That is an amazing dish for breakfast or anytime of the day! A little chorizo and it's golden. Great idea and love the photography.

  14. Now, I understand why it was stuck in your mind. I'm experiencing the same thing right now. Haha. The recipe looks interesting and it really looks delicious.

  15. the colors in that dish are stunning! and there's nothing like a runny yolk. definitely going to use this breakfast tomorrow.

  16. These sound absolutely amazing Kalyn! I love the idea of baked eggs, especially with all of these flavors.

  17. This sounds great! I would totally eat it for dinner.

  18. This looks like a great recipe!!!

    Hoppped on over to from Dutch Girl Cooking.

  19. This looks great – I just put the ingredients on my shopping list, I'll make it for dinner tonight. We have crazy dinners so many nights, with kids doing various activities, this looks like something warm that will survive a few different meal times!

    And I have to say your picture of the finished dish is quite beautiful. Thanks once again.

  20. Oh yes, this is a keeper. Thanks for the recipe. This sounds delicious.

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