Jacked-Shuka (Extra Spicy Eggs in Hell) - Recipe

If you love shakshuka, a recipe of eggs simmered in spicy tomato sauce, you'll love this extra spicy version made with ghost peppers and hot chorizo. Bring on the heat!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American, Mediterranean, Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 5
Calories 319 kcal


  • 1 tablespoon chili oil
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 ghost peppers chopped (or use even hotter, like scorpions, 7 pot or Carolina Reapers)
  • 6 ounces hot chorizo
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 tablespoon hot chili flakes
  • 1 tablespoon Mexican oregano
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 28- ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 5 eggs
  • Queso fresco and chopped herbs for serving
  • Your favorite hot sauce


  1. Heat a 10-inch skillet to medium heat and add chili oil.
  2. Add onion and peppers. Cook them down 6-7 minutes, until they are nicely browned and beginning to caramelize.
  3. Add the chorizo and stir. Cook about 5 minutes, or until it is cooked through.
  4. Add the garlic and cook another minute, stirring.
  5. Add the chili flakes, oregano, cumin and a bit of salt and pepper. Stir.
  6. Add the tomatoes and stir it all up.
  7. Simmer the sauce for at least 10 minutes or up to 30 minutes to let the flavors develop nicely.
  8. With a small spoon, form 5 small indentations for the eggs. Crack the eggs into the indentations. Spoon a bit of the sauce over the egg whites to help them set.
  9. Simmer about 15 minutes, or until the eggs whites have set. Cover if you'd like to speed up the process.
  10. Remove from heat and let sit a couple more minutes for the yolks to set to your preference.
  11. Top with fresh herbs and crumbles queso fresco. Serve with crusty bread and your favorite hot sauce.

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Recipe Notes

Heat Factor: HOT. You'll definitely get some excellent heat from the ghost peppers. Bring it!

Nutrition Facts
Jacked-Shuka (Extra Spicy Eggs in Hell) - Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 319 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 193mg64%
Sodium 702mg29%
Potassium 813mg23%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 785IU16%
Vitamin C 55.6mg67%
Calcium 112mg11%
Iron 4.2mg23%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.