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The Lamb Shakshuka with tomato-beer sauce on a wooden board with a saison behind it.

Lamb Shakshuka With Tomato-Beer Sauce

For a unique twist on this favorite North African dish, you will love this lamb shakshuka with a tomato-beer sauce! Simmered with a medley of warm spices and tender lamb in a sauce unlike any other, this dish features a nest of eggs cooked just how you like them for a meal that’s perfect for brunch or dinner.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine North African
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 515kcal


  • 12-inch cast-iron skillet


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ onion diced
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 1 pound ground lamb
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 3 tablespoons ras el hanout store bought or homemade
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger grated
  • 1 cup saison beer
  • 28 ounces crushed tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4-6 eggs
  • Cilantro for garnish


  • Heat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Heat oil over medium-high heat in a 12-inch cast iron skillet. Add lamb, onion and red pepper and cook until lamb is browned and vegetables are softened, about five minutes.
  • Add tomato paste, ras el hanout, garlic and ginger. Cook for a minute or two to toast spices, stirring frequently. Don’t let burn. Reduce heat if needed.
  • Add saison and let reduce until about ¼ cup is left. Add crushed tomatoes and salt. Bring to simmer for about five minutes.
  • Remove from heat and use a spoon to create wells in the sauce. Crack eggs into the wells. Bake in oven for 8-13 minutes, depending on how you want your eggs cooked. Keep an eye on eggs frequently to ensure they don’t overcook.
  • Remove from oven when eggs are cooked to your liking and top with cilantro.



  • Recipe originally published in May 2018 and republished in March 2021.
  • For full tips, please see blog post.
  • Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.


Serving: 1bowl | Calories: 515kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 246mg | Sodium: 1039mg | Potassium: 1125mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 1782IU | Vitamin C: 61mg | Calcium: 187mg | Iron: 7mg