Meatless Monday Recipes: Bulgur-shuka courtesy of inSHAPE

Tomatoes and eggs are two of my favorite foods! One of these days, I’m going to have an egg-laying hen or two, and we already grow tomatoes on the fire escape at my apt. Bulgur-shuka is a hearty take on Shakshuka, a Mediterranean dish that we’ve published several times.

In this version, we stuck to a marinara seasoned sauce and added simply cooked bulgur for texture. Was the perfect weekend dish for our entire family!



  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 2-3 cups of diced tomatoes (2 beefsteaks are good)
  • 1 cup tomato paste
  • 1 cup parsley, chopped
  • 1 cup basil, chopped
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 2 cups cooked bulgur
  • 4 eggs


In a saute pan, over high heat, drizzle olive oil then lightly cook onions and garlic. Add tomatoes and reduce heat. Cover and simmer until tomatoes are falling apart. Add paste. Cook for another 15-20 minutes then use a hand mixer to puree the sauce. Let it continue to simmer or move on to the good stuff.

Assuming that the bulgur is already cooked, drizzle a little more olive oil, this time into a skillet. Pour marinara sauce into the pan to cover the bottom. Sprinkle bulgur on top, then create divots for your eggs. Gently crack eggs and place them into the divots, cover and allow to cook on low heat until desired consistency of eggs. Serve immediately.

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