Fall-apart peppers and onions with a touch of jalapeno spice are simmered in beer and then topped with eggs and cheese before baking to runny yolk perfection.
So the.boy and I totally missed the part of the Parents Handbook that details what to do when both you and your spouse are projectile vomiting simultaneously AND your child is sleeping on your bed because she herself was vomiting a mere four hours earlier AND neither of you are in the bathroom or have any kind of vomit-catching device sitting next to you AND you can’t just leave your 9 month old in your bed by herself.
Yep. It’s a total parenting predicament doozy.
Also known as a no-win situation in which someone is going to vomit all over the floor.
I mean, statistically speaking there are just no other options.
Sorry for being so blunt, and on a FOOD BLOG of all places, but guys.
Hi, welcome to my Sunday night.
I have never been so thankful for a three day weekend. Like, never ever.
Thankfully, there were some bright spots in all of this.
Namely, these beer-baked eggs which we enjoyed back on Sunday morning when we were blissfully ignorant in our belief that I was turning a corner from alleged food poisoning and hadn’t yet realized that the plague (otherwise known as viral gastroenteritis) had befallen our entire household.
Those were glorious times.
To make these, you pretty much just braise onions and peppers in beer (!!!) and then plop some eggs right down on top of them and bake them to your desired runny (or not) egg yolk perfection.
So simple. So easy. So one-pot.
I’m all about it.
- 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
- 1onion, thinly sliced
- ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
- ½ teaspoon ancho chile powder
- ½ teaspoon ground coriander
- ½ teaspoon ground cumin
- 3 red bell peppers, thinly sliced
- 1 jalapeno, seeds removed and sliced into thin rounds
- 1 (12 oz) bottle of beer
- 6 eggs
- 4 oz cheddar cheese, grated
- 6 corn tortillas, warmed according to package directions
- fleur de sel, for sprinkling
- Heat oven to 500F.
- In a large cast-iron skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion, salt, chile powder, coriander, and cumin. Saute for 5 minutes, or until onion starts to brown. Stir in the bell peppers and jalapeno. Toss to combine. Pour in the beer and simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until reduced by half and veggie mix is soft and tender.
- Make six wells in the vegetable mixture. Crack an egg into each of the wells. Continue to cook for 2-3 minutes on the stove, or until eggs begin to set. Sprinkle with the grated cheese. Place pan in the oven and bake for another 3-5 minutes, or until yolks are set to desired degree of doneness.
- Serve with warmed tortillas and sprinkle with fleur de sel before eating.
Oh no! It’s hard enough being sick without having to parent as well. Hope y’all ate feeling better!
What type of beer would you suggest? Thank you!
We used a lager but honestly anything you like to drink would work well here! I might avoid fruity or pumpkin ales, though.
a) this looks amazing and b) ughhh that must have been awful. Hope you’re all on the mend!!
I’ve never seen anything like this! LOVE the beer in there!
Sorry to hear about the gastroenteritis. We experienced a bout of that two weekends ago. I’m so sorry I haven’t popped by in a while! Been super crazy creating kids cooking classes! This looks super yummy with the peppers and onions. I actually have eggs now because I rescued three chickens (long story….but I love them for the manure for my permaculture gardens so if you lived next door you’d have lovely free eggs! We’re not huge egg eaters.) I could totally see this with some scrambled ‘fu with it. Yeah!!!
Ohhhhh momma, that’s a doozy indeed! I think the mere fact you all survived this projectile vomit sesh makes you stronger as a family. And hey, now you kinda know how to handle it next time around 😉 Pepper + onion + beer eggs? YAS! I’m all in, sista!
UGH! I am so sorry. We have had the simultaneous stomach flu in our motor home once while camping. Good times. Glad you are all on the mend.
My husband and I would devour those eggs… extra yolky for me please!
Yes! What a great idea! I’m all about cooking with beer (my book on the subject is out this fall!) and I love this! Super creative way to use it. Hope you are feeling better!
Ahh hope you are all feeling better! Love simple but hearty egg recipes like this.