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Eggs in Purgatory

Active time 10 mins
Total time 8 hrs, 30 mins
Yield

Serves 4 (serving size: 1/2 cup sauce, 2 eggs, and 1 cup spinach)

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped yellow onion (from 1 medium onion)
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 (28-oz.) can unsalted crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons harissa
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1 (5-oz.) pkg. baby spinach
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

How to Make It

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add onion, and cook, stirring occasionally, until translucent, about 4 minutes. Add cumin, coriander, paprika, cinnamon, and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, until garlic is soft and spices are fragrant, about 1 minute. Transfer to a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker.
  2. Stir in crushed tomatoes, harissa, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Cover and cook on HIGH 20 minutes; reduce heat to LOW, and cook until sauce is fragrant, 7 1/2 to 8 hours (or cook on HIGH for 3 to 4 hours).
  3. One at a time, crack eggs into a ramekin, and slip into tomato sauce. (Do not stir.) Cover and cook on HIGH until whites are set and yolks are runny, about 15 to 20 minutes. Sprinkle eggs with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Divide spinach evenly among 4 plates; top with sauce and eggs. Sprinkle with cilantro.