I had never heard of Shakshuka until recently. Basically its eggs poached in a tomato sauce.  It’s very popular in Israel and the Mid east. They eat it for breakfast or lunch but my version is actually a dinner dish.  In addition its easy to make and is a one pot meal. This is the version i made but you can use jarred spaghetti sauce if you want,or even chili. pretty much any tomato based sauce

1 Lb hot Italian sausage
4 eggs
1 onion diced
1/2 lb sliced mushrooms
8 cloves garlic sliced
1 poblano pepper seeded and diced (use a jalapeno if you want it hotter,an anaheim for milder)
28oz can diced tomatoes
6 oz can tomato paste
2 bay leaves
1/4 cup red wine
1 Tbsp sugar
2 Tbsp olive oil

In a skillet brown the sausage. remove and set aside
add the olive oil to the pan.
saute the onions until they start to soften
add the mushrooms  pepper and continue cooking until soft.
pour in the red wine and stir up any brown bits.
add the tomato paste and garlic
cook 2 minutes stirring constantly
add the canned tomatoes,sugar,reserved sausage and bay leaves.
bring to a boil and simmer 30 minutes
make a small depression in the sauce and carefully crack an egg into it
repeat for the other 3 eggs
simmer 10 minutes or so until the eggs are poached.

serves 4


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