What are baked Scotch eggs? Well, they are hard boiled eggs that are covered in a spicy ground beef mixture and baked. Hardly any carbs at all and so much flavor that you won’t mind eating more eggs!
For this recipe you’ll need: hard boiled eggs, ground beef, chipotle powder, cumin, smoked paprika, salt and pepper.If you are in a hurry, feel free to Jump to the Recipe
I know, right??How in the world can the be Scotch eggs if they are Tex-Mex?
Well y’all, here’s the deal. If I would have used Tex-Mex-Eggs as a title y’all would never have known what I was talking about, right? See?
This morning I was starving and I was not in the mood for yet another hard-boiled egg. I have several in the fridge and I thought they really needed to be eaten but… you know how you try to talk yourself into something but your body is just like, nope…nope… not gonna do it and the more you cajole the more your throat starts feeling gaggy? Yeah, that was me.
But I thought I might be able to choke down a Scotch egg or two.
OK. Scotch eggs are generally hard boiled eggs that are wrapped in sausage and breaded before being deep fried. As much as I love deep fried things the breading is not something I can do. So I tossed that out. When I looked in the fridge I noticed that the sausage was badly out of date. I won’t tell you what color it was — let’s just say it’s been a chaotic couple of weeks at my house and some things sort of got away from me. So… no sausage.
I did have some lovely grass-fed, organic ground beef. I decided that would have to do.
I mixed the groundbeef with cumin, chipotle, salt, pepper, and a pinch of smoked paprika and then covered the eggs in the mixture. I baked it rather than deep frying because I wasn’t putting any breading on it. Oh my gosh! About 10 minutes into the baking time the kitchen was smelling good. By the time I pulled the finished dish out of the oven my mouth was watering!
I added some sliced heirloom tomatoes, still warm from my garden, some Thai basil (has kind of a spicy licorice flavor), and a spoonful of chipotle mayo to the plate. Let me tell you— these baked Scotch eggs?
Lots of protein, just enough fat to keep me full for hours, and super easy, too!
Give these a try. I hope you like them as much as I do!
Table of Contents
Baked Scotch Eggs Tex Mex Style
- 2 hard boiled eggs shells removed
- 6 ounces ground beef
- 1/8 teaspoon chipotle powder or less if you want it milder
- 1/8 teaspoon cumin
- 1/8 teaspoon smoked paprika
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat the oven to 375F.
- Thoroughly mix the seasonings into the ground beef.
- Flatten 3 ounces of the ground beef in your hand.
- Lay the egg on top of it and form the beef around the egg to enclose it completely.
- Place on a baking sheet and repeat with the other egg.
- Bake for 20 to 30 minutes, or until the beef is thoroughly cooked.
- Serve hot.